Monday, April 19, 2010

Hongry pig is hongry

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Fo' mac and cheeeeeeesssseeeee!

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The first and last time I tried to make macaroni and cheese from scratch was a FAIL. I think it was last summer or fall. I made it at CLiu's and the recipe I followed called for way too much roux and not enough saltiness. What resulted was a bland, goopy/grainy sad excuse for mac and cheese. But tonight I redeemed myself, and no one was around to witness it. Surprisingly, this took less time (20 min) and less effort AKA I didn't follow a recipe or measure anything.

I had made parsley garlic butter over the weekend for flatbread, so I used that for my roux. After making a standard roux, I whisked in milk followed by sharp cheddar and an unnecessary slice or two of American cheese (just for fun, and just to tick off foodies). A few turns of fresh cracked black pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper, optional garlic and onion powder, and deliciousness ensued. Cheesy, creamy, flavorful deliciousness.
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I'm not averse to the blue box stuff, but I've gotta say that this was much better :)

Random food fact of the day (it's the COMEBACK, OOOOH!): Annatto, a reddish derivative of the achiote tree, is commonly used to color many cheeses such as Cheddar. Paprika is also used.


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6 comments:

  1. I'M EATING THIS RIGHT NOW <33333 I'M THE LUCKIEST GIRL EVER

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  2. oh yay the comment thing works :D anyway, trish i just wanted to tell you i love stalking your blog. it always makes me want to eat your food though.. but i never can.. EXCEPT FOR THIS TIME!!!! ok i'm being obnoxious now. back to eating :D byebye, kiss kiss

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  3. that looks freaking amazing

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  4. gahahah. steff you crack me up. i left the cupcake in the fridge towards the bottom, btw~

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