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Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese Is the Most Expensive, Most Delicious Recipe You Can Make - Tips from The Kitchn

Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese Is the Most Expensive, Most Delicious Recipe You Can Make - Tips from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 20, 2017

Making Martha Stewart's mac and cheese instead of the mac and cheese I grew up eating at Thanksgiving is not something I'd do if I was home for the holidays. My brothers would sulk, my mom would be forlorn about it, and I am not quite sure my dad would notice. But for my first Friendsgiving, there was only one recipe that would do if I wanted to make a mark. I had to bring Martha Stewart's mac and cheese.

So Delicious, So Expensive

This massive casserole has about seven cups of cheese in itmelted into a Mornay sauce (basically a Bchamel sauce with cheese in it) with a hit of nutmeg, a pinch of cayenne, and a hefty price tag to match. It will cost you around 40 bucks or so since you are spending all your money on cheese, but the response it gets makes it worth every ode on the internet and every look of bliss at the Thanksgiving table.

The mac and cheese I grew up eating has the South written all over it. Sharp and mild cheddar, cans of evaporated milk, and an unapologetic amount of eggs and butter make for a dish that you cut into squares rather than scoop into piles on the plate, but it carries the taste of my grandmother's kitchen so it's the dish we have at home.

Friendsgiving, however, is for freestyling, so I am happy to leave the tradition at the door. What I wo not give up, though, is having mac and cheese for Thanksgiving. I did not even realize this was not a common practice until I began working in food. I'd see Thanksgiving menus and wonder where the mac and cheese was. So for this Friendsgiving in my new home in Iowa, I was going to be sure there was mac and cheese, and I was also going to do some convincing that it was a dish meant to stay.

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