It's another one of those situations where you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.
In fact, it made me a better person
There was something about being my husband’s second wife that brought out this crazy insecure side of me.
I don't parent & step-parent with an "our" vs. "theirs" distinction. I don't want my stepson to think he is a less of a priority because he's not my "real kid".
We're not on the rocks, things aren't bad - We just miss the intense butterflies that we had in the newlywed stage. We don't believe that it is something that HAS to fade away.
All of a sudden there I was. Hiding behind a fence from my husband's ex-wife.
Seriously, Mac & Cheese is one of my favourite things in the world!
It's comfort food at it's finest!
As promised over on my Instagram Stories, today I am sharing the recipe for our all time favourite comfort food.
There have been times (many times) when I have woken up in the middle of the night with hunger pains for this stuff!
I will admit, I often cave and find myself in the kitchen scarfing down a bowl at 2:00am. Calories between 1:00am and 5:00am don't count, RIGHT?
Okay, so here's the recipe. You can find the original recipe HERE - I've made some tweaks to the one below. You can't go wrong with either!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Breadcrumbs (about 1/4 cup)
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in medium sized pan on medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour (about 2 minutes) stirring constantly.
Gradually stir in milk.
Add the VELVEETA cheese. Stir and Combine.
Add the cooked macoroni - Mix it up!
Grease square casserole dish with butter (I use a paper towel and wipe it all over the dish)
Spoon the macoroni into the pan; sprinkle with cheddar cheese
Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs (use as much as you need to create a nice crumble) Sprinkle over casserole.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through
Because the truth is, none of us have ALL the answers. Nobody has the perfect marriage, or the perfect kids, or the perfect life.
Another Q&A coming your way!
As someone who has screwed up in some pretty monumental ways, throughout my 32 years, this is a topic that I am pretty familiar with.