Good news! We are officially in autumn territory! That means that all I want to do these days is go apple picking, roast pumpkin seeds, watch leaves change colors, breathe in crisp air, wear sweaters, drink cider, and oh yeah… eat all kinds of food that I would think twice about during bathing suit season. (Ok, ok, so I always eat whatever I want, but I think about it twice before I eat it in the summer.) In my mind, fall is the best season for going out on adventures, then snuggling up with people you love, and chowing down on comfort food. And today I want to talk about the single most beloved comfort food on the face of the earth: macaroni and cheese.
Ok, that might be a bit strong. Macaroni and cheese might tie grilled cheese or pizza or . Actually, being the good German girl I am, my ultimate comfort food is homemade spaetzle. But, ANYWAYS, what I’m trying to get at is that macaroni and cheese, while maybe not everyone’s absolute favorite, is incredibly well-liked by almost everyone.
Now that I’ve thoroughly beaten the comfort-food-popularity-contest debate into the ground, I’ll get to my point. I’ve always liked mac and cheese the way most people do. It’s cheesy, warm, homey, and all around tasty. It’s hard to screw up and often, it’s a safe bet when you’re looking for something to stick to your ribs and generally make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading