Thursday, September 8, 2011

mac & cheese.

i made homemade macaroni & cheese with oven-roasted brussels sprouts for dinner tonight, and if you've never had homemade mac & cheese you are definitely missing out! i made mine with brown rice noodles*, milk, butter, raw milk white cheddar and gruyere cheeses, and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. pretty darn delicious, i have to say.

it's been so hot here the past few days, but roasted vegetables [especially brussels sprouts] always remind me of fall for some reason. and sometimes my husband and i don't always agree on vegetables, but brussels sprouts is definitely one we both love, surprisingly! we like ours cooked in a little olive oil with plenty of sea salt and pepper. <3

*i don't know if brown rice noodles are really any healthier, we just like the texture better :)

56 comments:

  1. if brussels sprouts were always paired with homemade mac and cheese, i think more people would eat them! poor things get such a bad rap.

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  2. mac and cheese is amazing, and homemade is even better!

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  3. Delicious! Love mac and cheese, LOVE brussels sprouts. Looks like a perfect dinner to me.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  4. That meal looks delicious! I have never had brussel sprouts, but they look might tasty.

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  5. those brussels sprouts look so pretty! I think we'll have to try to make it ourselves.

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  6. We must be on the same page because I made brussel sprouts THE EXACT SAME way last night! Only difference: I can't get my boyfriend to eat them! But I love them!

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  7. Yum!I made smoked mac n cheese recently (with smoked mozzarella & smoked gruyere cheeses) that was a-mazing... loveee mac n cheese!

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  8. Yum! Everything looks delicious. Can't get anymore cozy than mac and cheese. :)

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  9. What a delicious dinner! Nothing beats homemade mac & cheese :-)

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  10. So funny, right before I read this post I had JUST decided to make macaroni and cheese tonight. We also had homemade mac and cheese a few weeks ago, and it was so good that I've been wanting to make it again, but tray a new recipe!:)

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  11. mmm. looks tasty!

    and is it okay to admit that i've never had a brussel sprout in my life?

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  12. your food pictures are always so gorgeous! just out of curiosity, which brand of pasta do you use? my sister is gluten-free and we're always looking for noodles with a good texture.

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  13. This looks fantastic! I love homemade mac n' cheese of all kinds! Happy weekend :)

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  14. this is like some fancy mac and cheese with words i cannot even pronounce, girl. it looks awesome, but i don't know if my southern mac n cheese lovin' self could deal with the brussels sprouts, haha :) have a great weekend!

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  15. I don't even like brussel sprouts, but I wanna eat them when I see your photos! :)

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  16. Those brussels look fantastic.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  17. It's too hot here for mac and cheese still! Love brussel sprouts! Somehow I always overcook my brown rice pasts! Yours look yummy!

    Kacie
    A Collection of Passions

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  18. mmmm....brussel sprouts remind me of fall, which has officially started now that I've had my first pumpkins spice latte of the season :)

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  19. hmmm.... i'm not sure how i feel about brussel sprouts but i do know that i LOVE homemade mac & cheese. it's the best!

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  20. Mac & cheese and brussels sprouts are two of my favourite foods! People always think I'm crazy for loving brussels sprouts, but I think they're missing out. ;)

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  21. Your food..always looks so amazing!

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  22. I LOVE homemade mac & cheese, and your photos are making me all homesick! I usually make a crumb topping and throw it in the oven until the top gets a bit crispy. It's a shame they don't really have a big selection of cheeses in this part of the world! xx

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  23. Not only do I love mac & cheese, but brussels sprouts are my absolute favorite! This is making me hungry for a midnight snack!

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  24. Oh goodness, I love brussels sprouts! Those look delicious. Of course the mac & cheese doesn't sound too bad either, but if I had to choose one, the brussels sprouts would win. Is that weird?!

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  25. the brussel sprouts look delicious!

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  26. Looks. So. Delish. Can I have some?
    Those pictures are stunning!

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  27. mmm that looks super good, never thought of it with brussels yum!

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  28. looks delish! and I don't even like macaroni and cheese. I've never tried brussel sprouts, but maybe I'll have to make them -- you've inspired me!

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  29. that mac & cheese looks to die for. i think it's the extra cheese sprinkled on top. you can never have too much cheese.

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  30. Looks and sounds delish! Anything home made is always goooood!!!

    http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

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  31. i will never again reach for the ol' KD box of badness : ) that delight of a dish was complemented well with those glistening brussels. yum!!! you've helped me out with the "what the heck will i make tonight for dinner?" dilemma. nice one!!! ♥

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  32. Yum the roasted brussel sprouts sound absolutely delicious.

    I love homemade mac n cheese. The hardest part of living in Australia for me has been that the cheese just doesn't melt like it does back in the US.

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  33. I've never ever tried brussel sprouts. Not yet. ;) I don't think I can find one here. Lol. But I agree, this looks amazing and delicious.

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  34. so i'm pretty particular about my mac and cheese and will pretty much only eat kraft from the box, but this looks so good!! i've never had brussel sprouts.

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  35. Whitney that food looks absolutely amazing. I always love brussels sprouts. AND I love love love your dress with shirt down below. The tie on the skirt is so cute.

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  36. okay mouth is officially watering! so glad I found your blog! i'm kind of obsessed with your blog name and all your posts :)

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  37. ahh i nearly squealed with delight when i came across your blog. i have just spent the last 10-15 minutes reading all your recent posts and i can truly say that I am your newest fan! your blog is so beautiful!

    this mac&cheese recipe sounds so so good. i will have to try it!

    i am fo sure following now :) xx

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  38. I'm a big mac and cheese fan AND a big brussels sprout fan! yum. looks delicious!

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  39. i love good homemade mac & cheese. You've inspired me to try it sometime soon. Thanks for your comment! I have a bunch of things scheduled to keep me busy in the evenings this week, so hopefully it won't be too bad having him gone. I don't know how you do it on a regular basis!

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  40. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! You just combined my two favorite food items ever!!! I love love love this. It's the perfect way to welcome in fall!

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  41. last week I was eating some whole wheat mac and cheese that i made - i roasted some grape tomatoes and served it with that.
    i've never tried brussel sprouts, but i think i need to - yours look awesome!

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  42. 44 comments? sesh lady. i'm not the only one who digs your blog! it's so great.

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  43. Hi, I loved the blog.
    What do you think of following each other?
    Kisses! Vanessa.

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  44. Who knew mac and cheese and brussels sprouts could seem equally appealing?

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  45. it's look and I'll hope so it's yummy! :)

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  46. Wow. Two of my favorite things just got even better!

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  47. i adore brussels sprouts! And they are very good for you, too!

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  48. oh delicious! those are pretty much my two favorite chilly-weather foods right there! mmm, fall!

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  49. sounds like the perfect transitional meal! we love to eat brussel sprouts roasted too!

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  50. I love Brussels. It is my newfound love. Probably not the healthiest when I drench in butter and salt, but darn tasty so totally worth it!

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  51. oh my yum!! My roommate & I are dying to make this now! Looks delicious!

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  52. mac and cheese. why, WHY with the food posts? (just kidding. keep them coming. :) i'll just drool from south india and whine about my expat life.)

    kandyce at chotapeeleeauto.blogspot.com

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