Forget all the superlatives, the drippy cheese down the sides of the dish, let’s just cut to the chase here….
A serious “TOMATO, MAC & CHEESE” has just been born at Crow Cottage.
… your eyes.
I know. I should have cleaned up the drippy sides, but I didn’t, and I had a tiny bite near the front, just to taste it.
I watched the American Test Kitchen on PBS yesterday and they made the Best Tomato Mac and Cheese recipe. They had tested all sorts of variations but this was their idea of the best one.
And I have to agree.
I haven’t had homemade mac & cheese for years! The last time was when I made one and it had to be 15 or more years ago! For a mac & cheese lover, that is way too long to wait.
THIS ONE WAS WORTH THE WAIT.
The only problem is that Paul is NOT a lover of cheese. He will eat it, just to be polite, when I serve it in something, but he really does not love it. Like he should! Who doesn’t love cheese? Is he nuts!
There are many websites that carry the recipe for this particular version so I’m not going to type it all out here. Unless you want me to. If so, tell me and I will come back and revise this blog entry. All you have to do is go to Google and search for “Cook Country Tomato Mac and Cheese” and I’ll bet you find it right away. Or try “American Test Kitchen Tomato Mac and Cheese.”
Try this: Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes
And do click on the VIDEO, you can watch them cook this dish!
You have to just “register” for free by putting in your e-mail address and you can see the recipe. This is the only part about this web site I don’t like. But it’s a small price to pay for the most incredible mac and cheese I have ever tasted.
ADDENDUM: The recipe is in the very next blog entry, later this same day, here.