I love my quiet days with my son. He's so easy going, pleasant and happy to go-with-the-flow. He doesn't ask for much, which is why when he does, I'm pretty happy to comply. However, things were getting a bit out of hand when he was asking for mac and cheese for the tenth day in a row. I don't mind pulling the box out every now and again, but I'm pretty sure that florescent orange powder wasn't meant for consumption on a daily basis.
That's why I was so excited when Lara from Recipe Shoebox (totally awesome blog, you're guaranteed to leave hungry), posted this more natural version of mac and cheese. Just like the title says, it only takes one pot, it's quick and the kids loved it. There's a lot you could do with this, I think next time I might throw in a can of diced tomatoes, or ground beef, it's very versatile. Thanks Lara for keeping our diets just a bit more natural!
One Pot Mac and Cheese
From Recipe Shoebox
4 cups water
2 cups milk
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 lb. macaroni noodles (or other small pasta)
3 cups grated cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, mix water, milk, bouillon, and pasta. Bring to a boil and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, until nearly all of the liquid is gone and the pasta is tender (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Enjoy!
My Sky-guy after layering four puzzles on top of each other. Yup, that's about as wild as it gets around here :)