Ms Drama Queen had a craving for mac n cheese last week. I told her that if she wanted me to cook mac n cheese, she had to help me out in the preparation. Fair deal, agree?
She couldn’t be happier. This means a breather from school books and revision for exam. This rascal takes every opportunity to avoid doing revision! *roll eyes*
Our mac n cheese using Hello Kitty pasta, shredded roast chicken breast meat (left over), skim fresh milk and a block of parmesan cheese.
Cass and her drama queen 2-che helping to grate the block of hard parmesan cheese. They pre-prepared the grated cheese a few days before I cooked the mac n cheese.
Check out the drama queen – pretending to be camera shy, peleasssse HA HA!
Cooking is the BEST way to bond with your kids and for your kids to bond with their siblings. Tried and tested here! But the kid must have a love for cooking la, ok, else it’s like shoving a cow up the ship!
Hello Kitty shaped pasta that my elder brother and sil bought from Japan.
Notice that I have been decorating my dishes with mint leaves lately? Well, I’ve got a pot of mint leaves at my balcony now, courtesy from the girls’ grand uncle’s garden.
I am no fan of mac n cheese or any kind of pasta for that matter. While the girls had mac n cheese, I had broc n cheese, so yummy!!
Ms Drama Queen decorated her own dinner…
I followed (and adapted) the recipe taken from www.taste.com.au/recipes/13955/classic+macaroni+cheese but did not really follow the measurements. As usual, I just used my lazy ‘agak-agak’ (roughly) method of using ingredients and measurements in my cooking.
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups (500ml) milk
2 cups (250g) grated cheese (gruyere, tasty, vintage)
Chopped parsley, to serve
Cook the macaroni in a large pan of boiling water according to packet instructions (different brands may vary in size & cooking times) until al dente.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan and add the flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute over medium-low heat.
Gradually add the milk, stirring until smooth. Stir gently until the mixture comes just to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the grated cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
Drain pasta and return to the pan. Pour cheese sauce over the pasta and stir until well coated. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Serve immediately sprinkled with chopped parsley.
With this recipe and my lazy and cincai ‘agak-agak’ measurements, the mac n cheese still turned out very well and toothsome 😀
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