Monday, February 9, 2009
SuperBowl 2009 Part Two
I love any type of Party and the Superbowl is no exception. But this year it was a tag team effort with P and I. He came up with the idea for the Deep fried burgers and of course made the Pork, and I took care of the rest. Now let me tell you about way most of our Superbowl Parties go, its me, P and all of his guy friends that is right I'm the only girl so basically I just cook, clean up and try not to be annoying. It normally turns out ok because well I feed them and they all like to eat! This year was no exception they were already talking about the next football party. The Draft! Yes they love football that much to sit through an all day event of who is going to what team. Boring, I leave the house on Draft day. This is the one thing that P and I will disagree on. I find the draft horribly boring to watch all day and he will retort that he feels the same way when I watch Food Network all day long. So I guess since I do that a lot he can have his weekend. :) I will help cook for this party as well not to worry but the boys can have their fun with out me. I will tell you though there better be left overs because I could eat this meal over and over, its perfect comfort food.
I have made this recipe many times and love it each time. The recipe can be found on a previous post here.
White Cheddar and Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
16 ounces of uncooked macaroni
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of AP flour
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
5 cups of milk
2 cups of Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
5 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup of butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 13x9 pan with non stick spray. In a large pot of salted boiling water cook the macaroni for 5-6 minutes until just before al dente. Drain and set off to the side. In a large pot melt the butter and add in the flour. Cook for a few minutes just to get the raw taste out of the flour. Then add in the milk and cook until slightly thickened. Season with the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add in 4 cups of cheddar and one cup of gouda cheese and mix until combined. Pour the white cheese sauce over the cooked noodles and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared pan and top with the remaining cheese. Combine the bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top of the cheese. Bake for 40 -50 minutes or until bubbly. This can be made in advance and kept in the fridge just put the bread crumbs on before you bake.
And of course my Husbands famous pulled pork. I will tell you this. I don't know how he makes it because he has to start it at like 6 or 7 in the morning because it cooks for 10-12 hours and lets face it I like to sleep so I never see him prepare it. All I know is that he uses mustard, brown sugar and lots of spices oh and that it tastes fantastic.
Posted by Katie at 12:21 PM