Hey Mac, Say Hello To My Little Friend Sprout…

20 Oct

Toast & butter. Chocolate & peanut butter. Wine & cheese. Spaghetti & meatballs. Turkey & stuffing. Pork & apples. Steak & potatoes. Coffee & donuts.

There are countless perfect culinary combinations. Like Shaggy & Scooby, they stand alone as a classic duo, there’s no need for a third wheel like hyper-annoying Scrappy-doo.

And yet sometimes, a new twist on a classic actually works. Say, a new way of thinking about mac & cheese? Heresy you say? Allow me to explain.

roasty, cheesy

First there was the simplest Mac & Cheese, and there were leftovers.

Then there was the the Rogue Sprout and his roasted vegetable brethren, and there were leftovers.

There wasn’t enough of either to make a meal, so the boy suggested combining them and heating them up together.

roasted vege& mac & cheeseCulinary heresy? Mad dining genius? I’m going with the latter.

The mac got crustier, the vegetables got roastier and cheesier. Combined they felt as if they had taken one step above the simple comfort food plateau.
Do I think this combination will catch on?

Mac & cheese & roasted vegetables?

Nah. Too long, too complicated a name. Let’s just keep this one a secret amongst ourselves.

Now if only they’d done the same with Scrappy…

5 Responses to “Hey Mac, Say Hello To My Little Friend Sprout…”

  1. sher October 21, 2006 at 12:36 am #

    Yum!!! You just keep doing your magic with mac ‘n Cheese. You can’t go wrong. It looks delish!

  2. Tim October 21, 2006 at 5:37 am #

    I think it looks mighty fine. I often add a few ‘bits and pieces’ to mac n cheese. The execption has to be tuna – yep, years ago a friend added tuna to mac and cheese and named it Tuna Suprise – it sure was…

  3. Julie October 22, 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    All those golden brown bits make it look mighty tasty.

  4. lobstersquad October 23, 2006 at 3:40 am #

    heresy? never. Over here we only know mac&cheese from Friends and Home Alone. This sounds much better than anything that ever came out of a box.

  5. ann October 24, 2006 at 9:28 pm #

    omg, ximena, if you’ve never had it, have a little american night, make you and your man some mac & cheese and an apple pie, crack open a 40 of bud and watch a marathon of friends… that would rule

    julie, they were!

    tim, you should make this to go along with your AMAZING sounding apple PIE!

    sher, yeah, it was goood :-)

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