Thursday, September 11, 2008

Barefoot Bloggers: Grown Up Mac and Cheese

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Recipe chosen by: Heather of Randomosity and the Girl
Link to Recipe: Grown Up Mac and Cheese

When I saw the Barefoot Blogger recipe for this week (Grown Up Mac and Cheese), I was a little scared. Blue cheese? Gruyere? Uh...

I figured that I'd just do the recipe as is (except I added a little more bacon) and see how it went. From the start of grating the Gruyere, it was touch and go. The smell was awful. I thought the blue cheese would be the kicker for me, but the one I picked had a pretty mild scent. The Gruyere though - that one was like feet.

The good news? The Mac and Cheese tasted awesome. The smell faded out towards the end, and the flavors were wonderful. The basil on top really added a kick, and the cheeses all blended into a tasty, cheesy sauce. And I think the husband liked it even more than I did.

We did eat it more as a side dish than a main course though. All in all, I gotta say thanks to Heather for picking a great recipe!

10 comments:

Suzie said...

Yours looks great - wish I had some for dinner tonight. I loved it as well.

Isa said...

It looks great! I'm glad the smell fade... haha

Melissa said...

The blue cheese seemed to scare a lot of people. Glad you took a chance and liked it!

Jess said...

Looks delicious! I agree, a great side dish.

Prudy said...

Oh, yowza-that looks good and extra bacon is always extra good.

Christine said...

Yours looks delicious! I added extra bacon and thought it was wonderful.

Cathy said...

Yay -- a happy ending! I had been hoping for the same here, but alas. I'd make it again though, but skip the blue next time. Yours looks beautful!

Rebecca said...

Jeff definitely liked this one more than me. He ate two bowls to my side dish. ;)

Janna said...

This looks SO good and I wanted to make this so bad! I have been a terrible barefoot blogger! What with moving, taking a state exam for work and having family in from Ike, I feel like I might never barefoot blog again. I did buy all the ingredients for the mushroom soup and I am determined to make it. I don't care if the little ones at the house say "ew".

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

I'm with you on the smell of that cheese, but it did taste awesome. I didn't put much of the bleu cheese in mine!