Is it just me or is mac n’ cheese always relegated to a side dish? A delicious, creamy, cheesy side dish, but a side dish none the less. So I decided to switch things up a bit and make the macaroni and cheese the star of the show. To do that I added some spicy andouille sausage, hearty kale, topped it with bread crumbs and baked it all until bubbly and golden. It is a mac n’ cheese that won’t be playing second fiddle.
I am pretty darn proud of myself. You see, unlike my experience with Zumba I am still going strong with Barre. Don’t get me wrong, it hurts. But it’s a good kind of hurt you know? So good I’ve been going 2 to 3 times a week.
Most of the classes, like most exercise classes, are offered right around dinner time. This means that before I go I want to make sure that dinner is prepped so that when I get home I can just pop it in the oven or warm it up and we can sit down to eat. This macaroni and cheese is perfect for that. I prepped everything while Kellan was napping. Let it cool a bit and put it in the refrigerator while I went to class. When I got home, I popped it in the oven and we had dinner about 20 minutes later. And what a dinner it was. A cheesy, hearty, meaty, kaley (not a word but you get it), tummy warming dinner in a bowl.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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