Mac and Cheese

I am home now, after visiting my brother for four days.

My 3.5 months old niece is not only the cutest baby I have seen, she is the smartest one too. In a short span of 3.5 months, she has trained my brother and sister-in-law efficiently.

She has categorized a sound system for hunger and boredom. If one gets it wrong, she would let out a war cry. Why, she had me trained in just two days!

Niecey has a way of asking us to pick her up by trying to lift her body. If you don’t pick her up, then you get a nice scolding from her in her own language. She goes ‘Wah Wah Wah’ like Donald Duck does, when he gets angry.

Well, the cute way in which she asks to be lifted, no one can resist picking her up actually.

I miss her a lot, now that I am back home. Her ‘Waaahs’ and ‘Ga Ga’s and ‘AHHHHH’s are still fresh in my mind. I sometimes have this crazy thought of catching a train and going back to see her, and ‘Goo Goo’ with her.

Well, can’t do crazy things (anymore), so just made some Mac and Cheese, the ultimate comfort food and ate my way through.

I had a Linky Party Invitation from Tina Hudgens of MOMS CRAZY COOKING last month. Not one to miss any kind of party, I hopped in. So here I am, with the MAC and CHEESE, for the first

You can check out here to see the fellow bloggers take on Macaroni and Cheese.

Ingredients:

  • Macaroni or Pasta of any shape        :       1/2 cup
  • Spinach leaves                                          :      10 large leaves, chopped fine
  • Onion                                                            :      1 small, chopped fine
  • Potato                                                           :      1/2 small, boiled and mashed
  • Milk                                                                :      1/2 cup
  • Cheese of your choice                            :      1/4 – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic                                                             :      1-2 cloves, chopped fine
  • Turmeric Powder                                     :       1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Butter                                                            :       1 – 2 tsp
  • Salt & Pepper

Method:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Keep aside.
  2. Heat butter in a pan, add the onion and garlic. When the onion turns brown, add the spinach leaves and turmeric powder (if using), salt and pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes till the spinach is cooked.
  3. Add the mashed potatoes. Mix well and add the milk. Once the milk boils, add the pasta and the cheese.
  4. Let the cheese melt. Adjust the sauce consistency by adding more milk (if sauce is too thick) or a bit more of mashed potato (if the sauce is watery).
  5. Serve warm.

Note:

Recipe serves one hungry 5 year old.

I have adapted the recipe from Radhika’s blog. Head out to her blog for awesome photos and the original recipe. I have just doubled the quantity to suit my needs.

Like the cup says, this goes best with a hug :-)

You can check out here to see the fellow bloggers take on Macaroni and Cheese.

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Mac and Cheese

  1. Awesome Rajani!
    So glad you liked my version enough to make it :)

  2. This is the first mac & cheese I’ve ever seen with potato, sounds good!

    My Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Velvety Mac & Cheese.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. This looks spectacular! I love all of the flavors you’ve used!

  4. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    I like the incorporation of spinach in this version. I look forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing. Glad I found your site thru the Crazy Cooking Challenge! :)

  5. mmmm looks like mac and cheese soup.. yummy!

    Stopping by from the MACARONI & CHEESE Linky Party through Moms Crazy Cooking

  6. Thanks for joining us for the first month of CCC, stop by and check out my Mac & Cheese Bites!
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/macaroni-and-cheese-bites-crazy-cooking.html

  7. I can survive for many days with this incredible mac & cheese..

  8. Pingback: Popeye Mac and Cheese | Just Home Made

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