Sundays at Giggi’s, my Italian grandmother, the entire family gathered ’round her table and shared a meal together…every Sunday…every family member.When I moved to the left coast after college I missed those Sunday suppers. One day, I called Giggi and she patiently walked me through her secret formulas for my favorite dishes. We have those hand written cards to this day, her leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage and beans. My note at the bottom of the mac ‘n cheese card says, “make it tonight”!
My grandfather, “Pops,” would always cover his plate of mac ‘n cheese with hot red pepper flakes and ask me if I wanted to try some. To be like him, I would carefully put a few sprinkles of the flakes on my mac ‘n cheese. He got a kick out of how hot I thought mine was.
Macaroni and Cheese is not health food, it is comfort food. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon meal. Gather your family, put some delicious food on the table and watch what happens, Great food, Great Family, Great Fun.
Mac ‘n Cheese Bites make a fun appetizer. Simply put mini cupcake liners in a mini muffin pan, fill each with the mac ‘n cheese and bake at 375ºF for 20-30 minutes. If they don’t brown enough, just put them under the broiler for a minute or two. Literally, a minute or two, it won’t take long. I did this for our recent Wild West Gr8 Dinner and they were a hit!