This post will be a little different than the majority of what can be found here, but this was just so delicious I had to share. And I don't discriminate, so boom. One thing many people know about me is that I love to cook. And you will find this out within the first five seconds of meeting because I am either trying to feed you something I made, show you a picture of something I made, or give you a recipe of something I have made...or all of the above. And if you don't love my food...run. Fast.
I have been seeing a lot of posts lately (this isn't necessarily a new trend, but for whatever reason, I have been seeing it pop it more recently...probably because I have some more free time to browse the world wide web of DIYs and new recipes to try) of quick recipes to make in a mug. I have seen cakes in a mug, muffins in a mug, brownies in a mug...but the one thing that I needed in my life at the very moment I had seen it was...mac and cheese in a mug. Amen.
::Cue the drool::
MMMMHHHHHHHHM, YEP. I DID THAT.
Okay, so I had to *try* to make it ~healthy~ so I used whole wheat elbows in place of regular pasta. Another thing to know about me is that when it comes to cooking, I am impatient and do not follow directions. I think that applies to many things in my life, but let's just stick to one thing at a time here ....for now. The original recipe called for x amount of pasta, x amount of water, and blah blah, you know what is in macaroni and cheese.
And...I didn't make this in a mug because I was friggin' starving so I made it in a bowl. Really, you can just throw a handful of pasta in a bowl, cover it with water, microwave it and stir it around, microwave it some more until it is tender. This amount took about 5 minutes for the pasta to cook. I didn't have skim milk on hand, but I used fat free half and half poured just a splash(ish) in with *ahem* some cheese and microwaved it for a little longer, maybe 35-45 seconds, stirred it up until it was melty enough for me and BOOM. Instant mac and cheese...made with real food. Not powdered junk.
Also, I threw on some crispy onion salad toppers because why not? I am an adult, I do what I want. No rules.
This was so tasty and so quick and so accessible that I had it a second night that same week. Something that good has to be good for me, right? Right.