Monday, December 4
Best Sunday Ever: Heroes and Mac and Chreese
The temperatures finally dropped and the wind blew through in enormous gusts this weekend in Brooklyn—it truly felt like the first days of winter. After indulging a little too much the night before, my boyfriend and I put on our cardigans and settled into the couch for a six-hour marathon of Heroes (a not very well-written, but surprisingly addictive show about normal people who become, well, super-heroes).
What to eat on this chilly, cozy, couch-potato Sunday?
I wanted Macaroni & Cheese. I wanted easy Macaroni and Cheese out of the box. But there were some problems.
On top of my celiac disease, my boyfriend is lactose intolerant, which means comfort foods like pizza, lasagna, and mac and cheese are usually out for us (I've found you can replace the wheat or replace the cheese, but attempting both is really challenging).
Enter PENNE & CHREESE.
This is a seriously great product. The pasta is firm and grainy in a good way, and the chreese, when mixed with soy milk and Smart Balance Buttery Spread, is actually creamy and rich. We added a little garlic powder and cracked black pepper and it was perfect. Road's End Organics sells several varieties of chreese which could come in handy for loads of cheese-filled dishes (I'm imagining its "nacho chreese" poured over black bean enchiladas. mmmmm.)