So, recently I have been sick and I suppose it’s due to all the stress from work. I think keeping strong feelings in is really unhealthy but I have found ways to better deal with it. One of those ways is through cooking because I can control what I stick into the pan much more than I can control the circumstances due to people in my life haha! I hereby proclaim cooking as the more therapeutic and socially acceptable way of living life compared to causing a rampage in the office.
I decided to cook Mac and Cheese since it is an all-time favourite comfort food of mine. Looked at some recipes on Pinterest and I suppose there is a wide range to the Mac and Cheese you can cook, from super simple (from a box) to super complicated but I wanted a quick fix that would help me feel better. Once you cook pasta that does not come from a box, it’s hard to go back to that and still feel truly satisfied after a meal.
I am happy to say that this recipe went really well for me, which is pretty cool since I thought of what to put in as I went along. It made enough for 2-3 people. Hope you will enjoy it!
- Macaroni/other pasta (I used fusili)
- 3 cheese slices, broken up into pieces (I used a slice each of cheddar, swiss and mozzarella)
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped up
- 1.5 cups of milk
- 2 tsp of Knorr Chicken powder
- A scallion bunch (of stalks), chopped up
- 1 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup of cold water
- Coarse black pepper
- Boil the pasta until ala-dente. Filter and run cold water through then set aside.
- Heat a skillet and then add the butter. Stir in the garlic cloves until fragrant.
- Add the milk and then add the cream cheese and cheese slices in. Stir until fully dissolved.
- Add the cornstarch and water mixture. Stir fully and then add the Knorr chicken powder. Stir again.
- Add the pasta in and stir until fully incorporated. The sauce will thicken slightly.
- Season accordingly with salt and pepper then add the scallions.
- Stir and then serve.
There you have it, the super yummy mac and cheese. You can choose to add on mozzarella shreds on top of it and then stick it into the oven at 160 degrees celsius until the cheese melts, should you want baked pasta. Once it has cooled down, it may be thicker so when reheating you can add in a bit of water and season again to enjoy the dish again.