Sometimes just an ordinary dish won’t do for a fancy dinner.
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but this dish takes it to an elegant level.
When I was pregnant with my first set of twins, the prevailing wisdom in multiple pregnancies was that you really should eat a lot because twins have a high rate of prematurity and you want them to be a big as possible.
I translated this into eat as much as you want and as often (I was wrong about this by the way). This was a great strategy until I developed gestational diabetes.
When my sons were born, we were in North Carolina and often would make the drive to Poole’s Cafe in Raleigh, just so I could eat their macaroni au gratin. It is by far the most sophisticated macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had and some of the best. I refer to it as dinner party macaroni and cheese because of the sophisticated cheese blend and the creamy texture. I’ve adapted the Poole’s recipe slightly. It’s fancy but it is relatively easy to make. I make mine in the instant pot and finish it off in the oven. If you don’t have an instant pot, no worries, just make it the conventional way on the stove top.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, it is one of my favorites. My kids love it as well . I’m proud they enjoy the sophisticated flavors. The first time I made it was for Christmas dinner when my little twins were 2 and the big were 4. It received the best compliment…complete silence during consumption.
On a personal note, we are doing well since A’s eye injury. We have a follow up with the surgeon for her eye which has healed beautifully. Thank you for all the support and prayers!