I got home from the gym last night and the pantry was bare. My finger was about to call the nearest pizza place when I got my spirit back and decided there had to be something I could make for dinner.
Pasta was the first piece of treasure I found. I always have pasta. The next was one piece of Chorizo. No shredded cheese but I did find some sharp cheddar sliced cheese that we use for sandwiches. Then I found a true treasure. A container of crispy shallots that I had purchased for a spruced up version of green bean casserole that never happened.
We have the players now it's time to throw it together. When I make homemade macaroni and cheese I rarely look up the recipe any more. It's all about making a roux by melting a half of stick of butter (4 tbsp) and combining it with 1/4 cup flour to make a paste in a sauce pan. Then let the paste cook out the flour taste and pour in cold whole milk. I say cold because to avoid lumps you always have to combine hot ingredients into cold or cold ingredients into hot. Add 1 1/2 cups of milk and season with salt and pepper. Then add 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. In a separate skillet I took the diced chorizo sausage and cooked it and added it to the Mac N Cheese. Then I spread the crispy shallots on top. A delicious Hail Mary.
Now I'm off to make a grocery list or we might quite possibly starve tonight...