Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Real Reason My Husband Married Me

Recipe: Mac N' Cheese

When we got married almost 13 years ago, I didn't know the real reason why my husband proposed.

He kept it on the down-low for a very long time. We just went about our business like a normal everyday couple. I never suspected anything.

And every once in awhile the hubs would say, "Some of your mac n' cheese would be really good in my belly."

Yep. That is how he says it.

And happily, I would make this dish for him.

Then one cold and snowy day, about 8 years in, I figured out his secret.

My husband did not marry me for my smile.

He did not marry me for my savvy money sense.

Indeed, he did not marry for my green eyes {although he would tell you otherwise}.

Nope. He married me for my Mac N' Cheese.

And I have to admit....I am alright with that.

So here you go, Friends....the recipe.


3 cups of elbow macaroni
3 Tbs of Butter
3 Tbs of Flour
3 cups skim milk
Large brick (22 oz) of Extra Sharp Cheddar (Cabot's Extra Sharp is the best)
Nonstick cooking spray


1. Boil elbows.

2. Melt butter on medium heat.

3. Stir in flour with butter.

4. Add milk to flour and butter.

5. Cut or shred about 3/4 of the cheese and add to the milk.

6. Stir cheese until melted.

7. Drain elbows and put them in a oven safe dish that has been sprayed.

8. After cheese is melted pour that over the elbows.

9. Bake for 60 minutes at 350. Take it out when it is bubbly and brown on top.

Sometimes we like to make a few Miner adjustments to this meal.

Just add:
Garlic and Onions
Shredded Spinach
Broccoli (fresh or florets...not cooked prior)

If you want to add some of these (and I highly recommend it) mix them in 10 minutes before it is done baking. Then they will be crisp (well not the spinach).

Why did your spouse marry you? Go ahead...ask. You might be surprised at the answer!


You can find me here:

Thistlewood Farms


  1. Mom married me because all the good ones were already taken...LOL!

  2. This looks TOO good! I want some right now!

    1. Thank you, Carrie! You should make it for Easter...it goes great with ham. And if you are a vegetarian....it goes great by itself!

  3. Looks awesome, and super cheesy! LOL at your Dad! Julia


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