August 6th, 2013

Macaroni & Cheese Classic

Tell everyone that when I’m feeling blue, I go to town in the kitchen. Well, mac & cheese isn’t exactly going to town.

U feel like mac & cheese, what do you do? Look in the fridge, and see what you’ve got.

Taking some tasty Gruyère cheese in the grater, I then added a bit of parmesan out of the bag.

Whenever I can I use mozzarella — I’m a mozzarella addict — I chopped up a mozzarella ball and added that too. It got sort of half-melted.

Even with all the cheese flavors you’ll need some chopped green olive, tomato and raw onion. Add salt and pepper, and you’re ready to go.

Hey, I went back for thirds! What’s your favorite mac & cheese recipe? Share it in the comments?


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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3 thoughts on “Macaroni & Cheese Classic

  1. Small Footprints

    I have never had macaroni and cheese … I know, I know … the ONLY person in the world who has never had it. Your version looks good without all the heavy yellow cheese. I’m going to have to see if I can find a vegan version and then try it out! Sorry that you are feeling blue … hope the mac & cheese worked its magic for you!

    1. Fred Post author

      Oh, thank you for this … uniqueness is so invigorating! That yellow cheese is like an essential childhood memory. And it came from an orange powder. Horrors! The key ingredient is actually really elbow macaroni. Everything else is optional … take care C.!

      1. Small Footprints

        Oh Yay … with macaroni as the key ingredient, I can get creative. 🙂 I remember those blue boxes on the shelf but I didn’t know it was an orange powder … I thought moms everywhere were grating cheddar cheese. 🙂

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