A while back Jane and I were out shopping for something and she came across an awesome book: The Mac + Cheese Cookbook.
Yes, I know, right. A cookbook dedicated to mac and cheese. But this isn’t your typical meal that was served to us when we were little. The authors have literally taken everything to the next level. They have some really crazy recipes in the book, so if you’re a fan of innovative mac and cheese meals, it’s a must get.
We found a Greek inspired one in the book and decided to make it for the site, customizing it a bit, to fit our preference. Needless to say, it was so good that within 24hrs, we’d had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes you’ve just got to live a little.
Believe it or not, before I met Jane I wasn’t a big mac and cheese fan. Whenever someone mentioned it, I immediately thought of me at 5yrs old sitting on the couch in my pajamas watching Mr. Rodgers or something. Now that I think about it, he was only on in the morning, right? Yeah, I didn’t have this for breakfast when I was little, but you know what I mean.
However, Jane would make it using fresh ingredients and reintroduced it back into my life. Since then, we have it from time to time and it’s something I think of differently now. It’s honestly fun to make as well, taking a childhood food and reimagining it to fit your adult tastes.
Making it this time was a pretty neat experience, as it was a prime example of how mine and Jane’s preferences merged together. She took the lead, making her favorite dish using Greek food as the inspiration. It’s cool when we’re able to bring our flavor or personal preferences together in a dish. We like to think it’s a reflection of us as a couple.
Overall, we truly hope this recipe will do two things:
First, it will in some way take you back to a simpler time in life.
Secondly, if you’ve moved away from mac and cheese because you think of how we use to have it – give it another try. You’ll be glad you did. If not, you could always bring the leftovers to us 🙂
Kenton & Jane *to give it a nice golden color on top, if you have a top broiler, after the 12 minutes, turn it on and leave in for a 2-3 minutes, or until color is achieved.
*to give it a nice golden color on top, if you have a top broiler, after the 12 minutes, turn it on and leave in for a 2-3 minutes, or until color is achieved.