Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Jalapenos
This isn’t exactly diet food, let’s just put that out there. Oftentimes I go a little overboard for my family with the tofu and quinoa so every once in a while I go completely off the deep end in the other direction and create a meal that makes you feel that you should be taking a nap and running 20 miles simultaneously. This is that meal.
Basic homemade macaroni and cheese is one of the absolute easiest things to make and you almost always have all the ingredients on hand. It’s literally a 20 min meal and is super easy to spruce up to make gourmet, either by baking with some panko and red pepper flakes on top, adding shrimp or lobster, or adding some broccoli and pretending that makes it healthy. Or sticking into a grilled cheese with bacon and jalapenos, of course. Also, find a helper.
When I served this to my family a couple nights ago they looked at me like I had two heads. Dal and rice, one of my favorite weeknight meals was on the menu that night so the fact that I was making mac and cheese itself was unexpected. Then I heavily buttered thick bread and loaded it up and they were like, “are you my mom?”
When I make homemade mac and cheese it takes me a tad longer, since I have a lactose intolerant kiddo so I basically make two separate batches (because I’m not gonna lie, the real stuff is better), but aside from that this is really a doable weeknight meal. Or it is a easy weekend meal. Or it’s a Sunday morning meal for when you’ve had too much to drink the night before. Just make the sandwich whenever you want, ok?