*I’ve been guest posting it up this week – and have to say that the recipe I created for this post might quite possibly be the new family favorite. Make sure to check out the full post at MAM!
I have a confession to make.
Before my real food days, I was a die-hard boxed mac n’ cheese fan.
You could make me homemade mac n’ cheese every which way to Sunday, and I’d still tell you that I preferred the powdered stuff with a bit of skim milk and butter. My, oh my, do I bow my head in shame about that now.
But it gets worse, you see, because when I began ridding our pantry of processed junk at the beginning of our real food journey, I found a couple boxes of mac n’ cheese… and I just couldn’t part with them. And yet I’ve never convinced myself to eat them either. So there they have sat in my “convenience food” tubs where I keep my popcorn, homemade beef jerky and fruit snacks… just waiting to find their final resting place.
So, when a friend messaged me the other day about her guilty pleasure of boxed mac n’ cheese the night before… I was tempted. Oh so very, very tempted. But every time I thought about making it and actually eating it, I couldn’t help but ponder with every delicious imaginary bite what sort of might-as-well-be-lethal chemical I was spooning into my body. But the craving was there nonetheless.
So I created a challenge unto myself: create a homemade version of mac n’ cheese that blows the boxed kind out of the flimsy cardboard (and into the trash).
Well, I’m happy to say I accepted the challenge… and I won.
Enter my newly crowned recipe: feta & chorizo mac n’ cheese. Rich, creamy cheesy goodness meets a healthy combination of sweet and spicy in this melt-in-your-mouth (and gluten-free) dish that everyone from kiddos to food snobs can enjoy!
The beauty of this recipe is not only it’s deliciousness… it’s the fact I only dirtied one pot and dish in the process. For someone that likes to keep the kitchen clean as I go… this makes my life SO much easier!