Five weeks until Christmas and who is counting?
Christmas is one of my favourite holidays and I am thrilled to see the beautiful Christmas window displays are already underway in the city. This year I will be having a friend staying with us over Christmas. Regardless if I am cooking for two or three or more, I love a Christmas spread that will fill up my 6 seaters boat wood dining table! Perhaps it is a tad too excessive for three people? Well, it fits with my tendency to over feed people, that’s for sure ha!
When it comes to the preparation of finger food during the holiday season, it’s handy to have a couple of easy recipes up our sleeves no?
These baked mac ‘n’ cheese bites are slightly different to the classic mac ‘n’ cheese. Not only they make an ideal finger food (because they are still delicious at room temperature), I love that there’s is no need to make cheese sauce. All you have to do is to cook the macaroni, drained the water and mix the rest of the ingredients with the pasta. Oh yes, it is THAT simple!
Did I mention that they are very tasty and addictive too? Despite the idea behind individually sized mac ‘n’ cheese supposed to help with portion control but, it is MAC ‘N’ CHEESE we are talking about here, who am I kidding right?
A marriage between tasty cheese and Philadelphia cream cheese will give you Grated Philly & Tasty which I have used to make these mac ‘n’ cheese bites. What makes these grated cheese special is the combination of the sharp cheddar and the creaminess of Philly cream cheese which is good for making baked pasta dishes such as this one.