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Day 14: In which comfort food comforts me.

November 14, 2010

For the record, when you read this, I’ll probably be on a train to NYC.  I’m going there for a few days and, so I don’t have to lug my laptop around with me, I’m writing 3 days’ worth of posts ahead of time.  I didn’t want to deprive you of my awesomeness (ha) while I was gone…plus, you get to look forward to my amazing NYC food posts when I get back!  Everyone’s a winner here at awesomeveganrad.

Anyway.  Remember how I said a couple of days ago (weird!  I just wrote the post I’m referring to today!) that a box of whole wheat pasta (I like rotini) will make you a few lunches?  Well, here’s another one.  I woke up sometime last week slightly hung over and desperately wanting some vegan mac n cheese.  However, I was feeling massively lazy, so I was on the search for a sauce that didn’t involve my blender or food processor and that I could thicken quickly on the stove.  Naturally, I turned to The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook for ideas.  Leafing through, I came across the recipe for ‘amazing’ mac n cheese sauce, and it was just what I was looking for: relatively few ingredients, no blender.

 

thick!

 

Those are pease you see floating around in there.  I like my mac n cheese with peas, and not just because it rhymes and is fun to say.  I halved the recipe, since I was just making enough pasta for myself for lunch, which was nice and easy.

 

spoon for you?

 

While I wouldn’t say that this sauce was necessarily ‘amazing’, it did the trick.  My main problem was that it was way too salty!  And I’m a salt fiend.  However, I think that might be my fault, because I added Dijon mustard instead of regular, and my Dijon is crazy salty and I always forget that.  Still, next time I would leave out half of the salt in the recipe.

 

edible to the maximum

All in all, not the best mac n cheese I’ve ever tasted, but it definitely fulfilled my need for creamy, hot, and noochy pasta.  I love noodles.  And lunchtime.  So much.

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2010 5:37 pm

    That looks like some damn good mac n cheese.

  2. Chris permalink
    November 14, 2010 7:00 pm

    ^Agreed, and I’m so glad I have this book.

  3. November 14, 2010 8:59 pm

    i’m sorry that the amazing cheezy sauce was short of amazing (and crazy salty), but i’m glad it was comforting – and i love peas (and broccoli) with my mac ‘n cheeze, too. when i saw your tags for the post i said, “ohhhhhh – things i love the most!” noodles, cheeze…. yeah, i’m there. have the bestest time in NYC, Jessica! i’m fully prepared to be jealousfaced of all the awesomenesses you get to chow down on! looking forward to the food porn. w00t!

  4. November 15, 2010 6:29 pm

    Ooo, have fun in NYC! Next time you have to come for a longer visit, so we can have vegan-extravaganza-meetup-time!

    I’ve made that cheezy sauce too, and found it to be just okay too.

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