There are a lot of things that make me really happy.
A fresh, clean bathroom counter before water marks get all over it.
A new ice cream carton that has melted slightly on the drive home from the grocery store.
Thunderstorms in the middle of the night.
Cats curled up on your lap.
Taking whip cream shots out of the container.
The feeling right after a good workout.
Driving with the sunroof back for the first time in the spring.
Sleeping in on rainy mornings.
Mac and cheese of all types.
Sometimes at work, I make lists of things I want to make. There are lots of different kinds of mac and cheese on there. I have also made lots of kinds of mac and cheese (ex: greek yogurt, caprese, roasted vegetable, pumpkin, single lady, mac and cheese for two, spicy avocado, and mac and cheese cups). It’s probably my ultimate comfort food. Along with ice cream. And chocolate. And wine..
Can I also just say that, looking through these old mac and cheese posts, my life was so much more interesting back then. I mean, my life now is just school + homework + study. Repeat. And Parenthood. Cheers to more exciting life moments and blog posts. And delicious dinners.
Greek Mac and Cheese
1 1/2 c pasta
1 1/2 tbsp butter
2/3 c milk
2 tbsp white whole wheat flour
1/2 c roughly chopped artichokes
1/3 c chopped kalamata olives
1 small tomato, chopped
Handful of spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella
1/2 c feta
Parsley + feta to garnish
1. Cook pasta according to directions.
2. Melt butter over medium-low heat then add milk.
3. Take off heat and whisk in flour. Add in remaining ingredients.
4. Place back on heat, if necessary, to allow the cheese to melt. Add in the pasta and stir to combine all ingredients.
5. Bake on 400°F for about 7 minutes, or until cheese is melty and breadcrumbs are slightly toasted.