Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mac 'n Cheese for Presto Pasta Night 2010

I know that after the holidays we should be refreshed and ready to start 2010 with a bang. And I am...sort of. Somehow, after a great vacation spending time with family and friends, all that eating, travelling (lots of delays - what else is new) and coming back home to things left undone...well, I need a rest...or at least comfort food.

One of the cookbooks I didn't get to write about before I went away was All the Best Recipes by Jane Rodmell - You can read my post here - and it's worth the read. So far I've tried four recipes and each was awesome.
I'm munching on some of her tasty Orange Cranberry Oat Cookies as I write this, trying not to get cookie crumbs in the keyboard. Imagine delicious AND nutritious - dried berries and oatmeal are on the "25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods" to focus on for 2010.

But I digress a bit. It's time for the first Presto Pasta Night of 2010 and I've been debating my choice of pasta. Should it be decadent? Should it be healthful? Should it be a show stopper? Should it be...? I opted for full blown comfort and calories be damned!

The Spicy Mac 'n Cheese at the top of the page is from All The Best and will definitely get you off to the right start. It's like a giant hug to reduce the stress of catching up with all you didn't do before the holidays. This, however is no ordinary mac 'n cheese. The garlic, onion and cayenne adds that kick I need to get busy. And if you do want a healthy version, just use skim milk and multigrain pasta.

So what pasta are you going to be making? Just write about it, mention Presto Pasta Nights with a link and email it to me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com. And if you don't have a blog, just email me the recipe by tonight, and I'll write it up for you.

Check back here for the first, and I'm sure fantastic, Presto Pasta Night of 2010!


Bellini Valli said...

A large bowl of mac 'n' cheese is so comforting Ruth on days like these.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This delicious spicy mac 'n' cheese sure would hit the spot right now! So hearty and comforting - love the spicy twist with the cayenne.

Joanne said...

This looks super delicious! I would love a huge bowl of it right now. Those cookies are fantastic as well.