Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jazzing Up Mac Cheese, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Packet Mixes.

Macaroni Carbonara
410g pkt Kraft Macaroni Cheese
175g rindless short cut bacon
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 head broccoli, chopped

Boil a large pot of water and cook macaroni as directed, adding the broccoli in the last few minutes of cooking. Chop the bacon, and fry over low heat until crisp.
Add the milk and butter, and while the mixture is still cold, add the eggs quickly, stirring vigorously to avoid the eggs firming up. Add in the cheese powder, and stir to remove all the lumps. Turn off the heat, and drain the pasta, then add to the sauce. Add a light sprinkling of freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.

Great for nights when you can't be bothered with "real" cooking, but don't want to feed the kids something completely devoid of nutrients or protein. Tastes pretty good too!