Growing up, we didn't have homemade macaroni and cheese very often. Most of the time when we did have it, it was a boxed variety. We ate the boxed macaroni and cheese A LOT. It was a side dish for hot dogs, hamburgers, fish sticks...you name it.
I, however, have been making homemade mac and cheese for years. Generally when I make it, I don't include meat, like this version does, but sometimes I mix things up a bit and do something different.
This Chicken-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is one
I've heard a lot about how good kale is for you, but other than making kale chips once or twice, I have no experience with it. I spotted this recipe in the January 2012 issue of Better Homes and Garden and I liked that it included kale. It seemed that with the cheese and pasta (very similar to my own macaroni and cheese recipe), this might be a great way of introducing kale to the kids as part of an actual dinner. The question was: would they like it?
My husband's favorite summer salad is Spaghetti Salad. I usually forget about this salad as our usual summer salad go-to's are macaroni salad and potato salad, but when I was planning our big Father's Day BBQ, I was sure to put this on the menu for him and he loved me extra that day because of it.
I know I say this quite often, but this recipe is extremely flexible. It's really easy to make and only contains 5 ingredients.