Spring means for me busy time outside. Cleaning the garden and planting the things. Cursing voles and moles, and the damage they have done in my garden during the winter time. This also means that I do not have time for fancy and time consuming cooking,so I tend to do lots of soups and casaroles. You can prepare the pre hand or reheat without losing flavor.
Simple and humble Mac & Cheese. May US Mommy made it always with Tunafish. First I hated it. Canned tuna was for me food for the cat! But as always with me,taste changes! I loved it.
My version of this classic dish is simple. You need just one big pot where you stir everything together and a oven form. My Mac & Cheese will be great next day when heated. So here you go,short and easy. My recipe..
You will need:
- 250 g macaroni
- 300 g crated cheddar cheese
- 250 g Tunafish in water
- 150 g frozen green peas
- 300 g frozen corn
- 0,5 l cream
- 0,5l water
- Onion chopped fine
- 1 tsp Turmenic
- ½ tsp sweet bell pepper powder
- Salt and pepper according your taste
- Garlic if you like..
- Crate your cheese and chop your onion,so that they are ready to go when needed.
- Take a big pot.Fry the onion lightly in butter. Add Turmenic and give a quick stir.
- Pour the cream and water in and bring to boil. When close boiling stat to add the crated cheddar cheese little by little stirring all the time. Leave little on side,so you can sprinkle some on top of your carrarole.
- When the cheese has dissolved into the fluids, add macaroni and let it simmer five minutes.Take care that you give it a stir time to time, cheese has tendency to burn easy .
- Add tuna,corn,sweet peas and rest of the spices. Stir and pour in oven form. Top with rest of your crated cheddar.Bake in 180c about half an hour.
- When you take your carrarole from the oven let it settle at lest 15 minutes before serving. Serve with green salad.
NOTE: Sometimes I use two different kind of cheeses and add cocktail tomatoes. Sometimes I replace tuna with salmon,chicken or minced meat. Or leave all meat or fish completely away adding broccoli.