Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Comforting food

As in, it's nice to eat food that comforts you the day after you made food you didn't like.

And that's what brings us to mac 'n' cheese. But this isn't just any mac 'n' cheese. This is Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese. Who is Chuck? We may never know. But at least we know his favorite mac recipe.

Marie whipped this little number up from a recipe we stumbled upon at I think we each polished off two bowls of the stuff, possibly more because three-quarters of the pan is gone.

I added a dash of salt to mine.


8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
12 ounces cottage cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1/4 c. grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste
1 c. dry bread crumbs
1/4 c. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 9x13 baking dish, stir together noodles, cheeses, sour cream and salt and pepper. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over noodle mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, uncovered, or until top is golden.


doug said...

I'm so excited for the existence of this blog! Hooray!

I've been doing some cooking myself lately, and that pleases me. My most recent triumph was a West African peanut soup, to which I added some boiled chicken that the recipe doesn't call for. So, so good - but I'm not sure whether young kids and pregnant women are supposed to eat peanut products because of allergies and stuff.

Ashley Jane said...

mmm. I so have to make this soon. I think if I tell you that, that maybe I'll be more likely to remember.