My Sunday Story
Sunday evenings are mostly dull and boring. Nothing to watch on T.V. and sometimes no where to go. Gearing up to another week everyone at home wants to relax on Sunday evening. To kill the boredom I thought I will upload and check the pictures which I took in the afternoon before lunch. Though I always make it a point to transfer the pictures to my laptop and check them immediately after the photo-shoot. I was fully tired and hungry by the time I completed the shoot…so I rushed to table to have my lunch….
Rain was accompanying the dull and boring Sunday evening. Cloudy sky and cool breeze are making the scene more dramatic. Plugging the cord to laptop, I transferred the pictures from my camera. Slowly started checking out by deleting the blurred pictures and suddenly my mobile rang and it was my friend ‘L’. I was quite surprised to see her name blinking on the screen. It’s been long time she has called me…though we had e-mail chat once in a while, she rarely calls me….wondering…I lifted the call. There was rush in her voice….
She directly came to the point and said, she needed a good food photo from me and wanted it urgently. She is interior designer by profession and she designs or remodels dinning and kitchen space for clients. And now I was wondering what to say as I don’t even know what she is looking for that too being some 1000 miles away from me. Without any gap she said, she is designing a dining area for a client who is her friend’s friend and who wants some food pictures hanging around in the dining area. The food pictures should be real not the regular fruit or vegetable basket posters…
Mac and Cheese
- 2 cups uncooked Elbow macaroni
- 3 tbsp. Butter
- 1½ cups + ¼ cup Milk
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
- ½ tbsp. Pepper
- ¼ tbsp. Oregano
- ¼ tbsp. Red chili flakes
How to make stove top mac and cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook macaroni as per the instructions on the packet.
- In the meantime, melt butter in a saucepan over low flame and add milk, grated cheese, salt, pepper and oregano. Combine well. Give the sauce a gentle boil and turn off the flame.
- When the macaroni is cooked, turn off the flame and drain excess water using colander. Now pour in the above sauce and mix gently.
- If you feel the mixture is thick enough then add extra ¼ cup reserved milk. Gently stir on low flame till macaroni is completely coated with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes by covering with a lid and serve hot.
- Last but not least add love to make this recipe taste ‘Yummy’.
Variations in making Mac and Cheese
- You can add sun dried tomatoes to enhance the taste of the recipe.
- Try adding red chili flakes for heat.
- You can even use beaten eggs to the sauce for much creamier version.
- Toss the macaroni with roasted bread crumbs in the final stage of cooking.
- You can even choose from Swiss, Mozzarella, Gouda, Parmesan, etc., cheese varieties. But just remember every cheese varies in salt and flavour level.