Have you ever met a kid who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? Have you ever found a ready-made one that's so good the kids have to fight off the adults to even get a bite?
Last week before heading to camp, Jasmin suggested we have a kitchen day and bake up her favorite macaroni and cheese casserole.......and she wanted to help!
Despite the heat outside, cranking up the oven (and the a/c) seemed a way to give some kitchen tips to a budding chef. Learning to grate three cheeses without adding fingers for instance! Boiling penne pasta - more elegant than actual macaroni - until it still has a little bite. Cooking a Bearnaise sauce from scratch without lumps! Making the best breadcrumbs for a crispy top from whole grain rather than white bread.
Our lunch - we didn't drink the wine but it adds a touch of pink - and DH and I indulged later at dinner, a glass of chilled rose for a hot night! I love to add sliced tomatoes to the top - you can see the ones we've picked from our garden on the counter and more ripening on the windowsill.
The best recipe............British cook Ruth Watson's Posh Three-Cheese Macaroni which she says, and I agree wholeheartedly, is fit for the Queen! It takes much more time than opening a bland box......but is worth every minute in the kitchen with a favorite assistant!
Happy Pink Saturday......whether you're planning a kitchen day, or dipping your fingers and toes in a cool ocean, before heading to a nice seaside restaurant where someone else is slaving over the hot stove! Stop by to see Beverly of How Sweet The Sound, our hostess - lots of fun pink posts awaiting your visit.