Monday, February 1, 2010

a recipe from The Boy- repost

Originally posted at Our Blue Castle way back in '05 (The Boy would have been 7). I've edited and updated a bit.

This is my favourite 'smack' n cheese recipe. Mom can't remember where she found it*, but we all love it a lot. It's my special lunch that I like to ask for.

2 cups of water
1 cup of milk
bit of butter or oil, whichever you like best

Boil these and add 2 cups of whole wheat macaroni. Make sure it's whole wheat, or it won't be as healthy. You have to stir it a lot so that it won't stick. It has to bubble a bit, but not crazy boiling.

While it is cooking, grate 2 cups of cheese. I like the un-coloured old cheddar from the cheese factory near Grandma's. I don't know if you can get there, it's near Perth and the ice cream store.

Then when almost all of the milk and water are gone and the macaroni is soft, put in the cheese and stir it until it's all melted and saucy.

I like to add some parsley and pepper, Gracie puts in a bit of garlic powder and parmesan, and Shmoo always has hers with chives.

However you want to eat it, just eat it! It's great! I even have the recipe memorized so that I can always eat it when I want to.

Oh, and do you want to know why I call it 'smack'aroni and cheese? Because it's so good, you smack your lips!

*Since posting this, I found the original- a piece of plastic that used to be part of a bag of pasta. Not sure what brand, though...


  1. We've made this many times since you first posted it--it's a standby here now too.

  2. This is what Blynken requested for his birthday meal. After we told him crab legs were too expensive.=)

  3. What is it with boys and crab legs??

    Happy birthday to Blynken!

  4. I got here by way of The Common Room (waving at DHM). Great recipe!! I just made this and I'm tempted to eat the whole pan.

    So much easier than most "homemade" recipes and so much better than mac n cheese in a box.

  5. Welcome NanaR! The reason I was even willing to try this recipe was because it looked so much simpler than other homemade versions- so glad my lazy side won out ;)