Mac and Cheese truly is the ultimate comfort food. I have to admit that since I wasn’t born here, I didn’t really grow up with this kind of mac and cheese. We do have our own mac and cheese and sometimes I honestly prefer that one. The Romanian version that I grew up with is macaroni with crumbled feta cheese, and if that’s not weird enough for you, sometimes we put sugar over it, mix everything together and bake it for a few minutes if you want to get a nice crust on top. The addition of sugar is mostly for kids, but I never grew out of it, even to this day I add sugar to my mac and cheese. It may sound weird to you, but trust me when I say, it’s delicious and that is my comfort food.
However, I’ve lived here now for almost 30 years and as you can imagine I adapted, and actually I’m more Canadian than I am Romanian, having lived most of my life here. Mac and cheese was a very common meal for me especially when I was in university or lived on my own. Not the homemade kind, but the Kraft kind. It was cheap and quick. I’ve since learned to make my own mac and cheese, no more mac and cheese out of the box.
There are many versions of mac and cheese. You can add so many different types of cheeses to it. I think that no matter how you make it, you can’t really screw it up. I have to tell you this recipe is not figure friendly, so if you don’t want to hear about fat and butter and bacon, you might want to leave now and check out my Healthy Eating section. But if you’re curious enough and brave then stick around to find out this wonderful recipe which I found out on www.thepioneerwoman.com which I modified a bit and cut most of the ingredients in half.