Friday, August 12, 2011

Late Night Thrown Together

G has mentioned that he's happy I seem to be eating more, and I recognize it for what it is: he worries that I don't eat enough.  Well, last night it was getting late (after 8), and I was exhausted, but I wasn't hungry at all.  I had had a decent lunch, packed full of protein and veggies, so I wasn't too concerned but knew I probably needed something.  My mind raced through the few ingredients I had on hand, decided eggs were definitely not on the menu, and finally thought about the fact that I could probably improvise some baked mac n cheese.
Keeping in mind that I had never made this, didn't have milk, only cream, on hand, and that I didn't have cheddar, but rather dubliner cheese I decided to wing it.  Found a recipe on AllRecipes and began it all.  Luckily there are a few things I always have on hand: pasta, breadcrumbs, butter, and onions.  I mixed it up with my improvisations, including adding peas, then put it in the oven to finish.
Turned out pretty good.  The dubliner cheese is definitely not a normal mac n cheese flavor, but seems to be a good substitute for things lately (used it in the quiche because I couldn't find a gruyere I could use).  I added a little bit of water to the cream to thin it out a bit, but overall, the cream made for a nice thick sauce... which may be why my mac n cheese was thick.  I liked it though, and even though I made half the recipe, which was supposed to be 3 servings, I basically got 4.

What's your favorite thing to throw together when you're hungry? 

1 comment:

  1. looks pretty good! I'm a big fan of AllRecipes too.

    I made a veggie quiche for my fam tonight but had to sub in grated cheddar because Canadian people don't often have emmental at home! It was yummy though and one of Max's favourites :)