In contrast the the last post Fast Macaroni and Cheese I present this story from digtriad.com about the 9th Annual Men Can Cook fundraiser in Greensboro, NC with a recipe for Slow Macaroni and Cheese:
Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
- 8 oz Macaroni
- 1 1/3 cups Milk
- 1 (5 oz) can Evaporated Milk
- 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) Butter
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
Click through for the rest of the recipe.
Macaroni and Cheese
The Family Kitchen brings us this recipe for macaroni and cheese which, among other non-traditional aspects, “doesn’t require a bechamel sauce.”
This is an unusual recipe for macaroni and cheese for a couple of reasons: You don’t cook the elbows first, and it calls for ricotta cheese. That said, it is fast, easy, and delicious. It is adapted from a recipe that appeared in the New York Times on January 4, 2006.
Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich
The ‘net is abuzz with stories about Denny’s new Fried Cheese Melt sandwich. I Couls have sourced this story from any one of over a dozen write-ups, include one from the Riverfront Times with the awsome headline: “Denny’s to World: We Will Kill You With Cheese — Cheaply”
I’ve chosen to link out to The Consumerist since they’ve been a feed in my RSS Reader for a long time:
The restaurant chain recently announced a bunch of new items to its value menu. And while most of them are nothing new — quesadilla, fried shrimp — the “fried cheese melt” caught our eyes and stopped our hearts.
The sandwich, which should sell for $4, is “made with four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. It is served with French fries and a side of marinara sauce.” It and the other new items should be available starting Aug. 24.
What can I say, I think I’d like to try it once despite the fact that Riverfront Times in now reporting:
Update: (Thursday, 8.12, 2:15 p.m.) Because I know you wanted to know: The Early Show on CBS reports, via Eater, that the Fried Cheese Melt scores 895 calories and 34 grams of fat.
Update: (Thursday 8.26, 6:14 p.m.) Slashfood has a taste test report with a video.
Cheesecake from cheese slices
Baking Fiends via Quick and Easy Treats brings us Cheesecake made from cheese slices:
Sliced cheese is what I will always have in my fridge (and I believe many household will have it too), and the recipe is so simple and straightforward, that I really have to try it.
Sure enough, the first ingredient is five cheese slices. Click through to either blog for the complete recipies.
Restaurant Wars brings us this great quote:
A cheese stick on strawberries. That’s not dessert.