Cold Weather Feasts: Macaroni Cheese
Is what it says in the title…
It must be a thankless task being a weatherman during the chilly Winter months. What’s the point? No one is going to leave the house, and if they do, it will only involve a sprint to the pub/shops wearing a massive jumper. All that amazing information about clouds and frosty fronts, all completely wasted on the general public, who for once know exactly what temperatures to expect that day, because it’s there for all to see on the central heating gizmo. Their time would be better spent reminiscing about the hot weather we enjoyed over the Summer, or doing individual reports on the heating settings of each home in the area, so that you know exactly how stingy your neighbours are – or, come December, you can make an educated decision on which hot spicy wine parties to attend this Christmas. We all know it’s cold, thanks. Still, we love this time of year, because we get to cast aside the hampers of cold meats, and soft cheeses, and replace them with big hearty feasts that warm the stomach like a well positioned hot water bottle made of food. Today, glancing at the Interestment Cook Book, we thought we’d cover the age-old classic, Macaroni Cheese – once served at a White House dinner in 1802, fact fans…
You will need:
5. Cheddar and Parmesan cheese
6. Salt and pepsie
Now, simply boil up your macaroni, whilst simultaneously making a roux. Do this by melting about 40g of butter, then adding the same amount of flour, whisking it all together, then slowly adding about a pint of milk. Keep whisking to make sure you don’t get any lumps, and you should end up with a thick, creamy mixture. Add some salt and pepsie, then grate in a load of cheddar, which will melt in to form your delicious cheesy sauce. Now mix in the mac, stick the concoction into some kind of oven dish, grate a mixture of cheddar and parmesan over the top, then either place under the grill until it browns on the top, or stick in the oven for about half an hour (on about 180), and bosh. Macaroni Cheese. Which goes very well with a few dollops of HP.