Day 37 – How has your life changed? I notice our schedules that we kept for the first week or two have completely gone out the window. I am still trying to keep some resemblance of order but it is failing. I have been going to bed about 3 am or 4 am (Netflix, News, or Disney+ keeping me awake all night) and waking up at 9:30 am to get my son up and moving. Sometimes I stay up but most of the time I end up falling back to sleep until 11 am. I keep thinking things will change but so far no. Going back to “normal” is going to be tough when this all ends. I have started setting an alarm and now need to get dressed and not go back to my bedroom after I get my son up. That is the trap. If I go back to my room to get dressed I go back to sleep!
We are still eating lots of comfort food. I remember this recipe from “The Oprah Show” at least 15 years ago. I have used a variation on it ever since. If I don’t have the kind of cheese called for in the recipe I substitute whatever I have on hand. Sometimes it is all sharp cheddar, sometimes I throw in some Swiss or Gouda. It is the proportions of the ingredients that make this recipe. For comfort food? This is the ULTIMATE!
This is a cross between the old Southern custard like macaroni and cheese and the creamy stove top macaroni and cheese. I have made this using combinations of cheese including – Havarti, Swiss, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Colby Jack, and Monteray Jack. I have even topped it with Mozzarella to get the stringy cheese effect by putting it on at the end. Mmmmm.
We serve this with green vegetable and a green salad to complete the meal.
Patti Labelle's Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese