Monday, August 11, 2008

Everyday Is A Mac And Cheese Day

So I'm starting to feel the pressure of work, life, and blogging. I'm not sure how many people read this, but I feel like I need to blog everyday in the off chance that someone reads it and chooses to respond. Of course, this pressure, like most in my life, is self-imposed. No one has said anything about me NOT blogging, and the only feedback I've had is positive. I don't know, maybe I'm hoping someday my blog will be featured on the blogger page of Bloggers of Note.
So today's post is about mac and cheese. I really analyzed what I was cooking this summer and it seemed that everyday there was some sort of pasta. I realize how bad this is for me....pasta gives quick energy and all I've needed enegry for lately is laying on the couch and vegging out. After a long day at work, that's all I feel up to doing. My family doesn't eat well during the school year, because it's all I can do to get home at a decent hour, let alone cook dinner.
Which brings me to mac and cheese. I've never made it from scratch, but any of the boxed mac and cheese numbers will do. I prefer the Kraft version. I always add shredded cheese on the top to make it that much better. I've post about cheese before, but just to remind you...I've never met a cheese that I didn't like.
My family and I eat supper at my mom's house once a week. My mom bought this fabulous mac and cheese cookbook about a year ago. It has every version of mac and cheese that you could imagine. I called her yesterday and requested something from that cookbook. There's something very warm and comforting about consuming your weight in creamy, cheesy, mac and cheese. I think it's a comfort food because we gorge ourselves and can't move after eating it. So much for the quick energy theory.
Today was a hard day. I stayed busy and the papers and things just pile up on my desk with no hope of getting put away. The snowball of my day keeps going downhill, getting larger and larger and larger. My solution tonight? That's right....mac and cheese. Somewhere in the big picture, I imagine that my helping of mac and cheese tonight will melt the snowballs that are out of control in my life. At least I hope so...I'll need quick energy to face tomorrow.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please let us know what kind of macaroni and cheese your mother made you and your family tonight...I didn't know there were a cookbook's worth of variations on it, but I'm eager to learn. Bon appetit!!

Anonymous said...

If you can't make it from scratch,
Velveta is the only way to go.

Karen said...

YUMMMMMMMM I love Mac and Cheese!!! My mother in law makes the best homemade mac and cheese, it is soooo good. Do I make it homemade? YEAH RIGHT, NOT. If I ever get the recipe and then if I ever make a batch, I will make sure to send you home some by your dh. Have a good rest of the week!

Carrie said...

I could have used some of that mac and cheese after today too...

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