Macaroni and cheese is a staple at our house. Between hubby and my two toddlers, we go through a lot! But there are two conditions when I make it.
One, it cannot be from the box. It’s just something about that unnatural color of neon orange cheese sauce. Maybe it’s just me. Instead, I boil up some pasta, drain and add in butter, milk and shredded cheddar cheese. Delicious!
Two, there has to be some veggies added in. I would like to try to puree some one day and add in veggies that way. But for now, I just chop up some cooked veggies or throw in some baby spinach.
You can also add in some protein to really beef up your mac-n-cheese meal! Hubby likes his with cooked bacon and some broccoli, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. This is the only way he will eat broccoli!
To have your own Mac-n-Cheese bar to please all members of your family, simply whip up some basic macaroni and cheese. Then set out a few of the following.
- Proteins (cooked hamburger meat, taco seasoned cooked ground turkey, shredded chicken, cut up deli ham, cooked bacon, diced hot dogs)
- Veggies (cooked broccoli, carrots, or peas, baby spinach, lettuce and tomato to go with seasoned ground turkey)
- Additional toppings you think would go well (Parmesan cheese, sour cream)