Thursday, September 30, 2010

FOUR Cheese Mac and Cheese with bacon and Proscuitto

First of all, Thank you to Sharon at Shosh's Yummy Food for being a follower of my blog!

Today I bring you a very cheesy meaty version of macaroni and cheese. That's comfort food...and that is what we need now. My place of employment doesn't suck ...... but it's thrown us a curve in our vacation plans, and that sucks. It also makes one crave a bit of comfort food. Hopefully it will all work out but if not....let us dive into a creamy mass of hot cheese and drown our sorrows :-)

Heart Attack waiting to happen.....well, for someone with high cholesterol such as myself. But sometimes, you just have to have the dangerous stuff!

I have been having a great run of good fortune lately with my Magazine Monday picks. I am saving just about all the magazine cutouts - this one is no exception.

I didn’t have Gouda on hand and instead, doubled up on the other cheeses. It was very creamy. Moist. Obviously cheesy……… heart slowed as I savored each bite. Totally worth it! But it is so dense that you’ll need a few people to tackle this one or you’ll have lots of leftovers.

From Family Circle Magazine - recipe is HERE.

I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff and see what else is shaping up in her neck of the woods :-)
Also sending this to the host of Presto Pasta Nights, Kirstin of From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours. Mighty good pasta recipes over there...go check 'em out!!

Kobe says, "I would climb the stairs for a bowl of this."

Four Cheese Mac and Cheese With Bacon and Proscuitto


Rosabela said...

Hi Tina Marie,

I haven't visited in a while but I haven't blogged in a while either. :-)

This dish looks and sounds like REAL comfort food. I would have to double up on the other cheeses because cheddar isn't readily available here (Germany). And when I do find it, it is outrageously expensive. I've learned to sub Gouda for cheddar in some of my recipes.

Thanks for sharing!


Rita said...

This looks wonderful! I also have high cholesterol, but you sure are tempting me to indulge.

Joanne said...

Comfort food is definitely in order sometimes, no matter the effect on your arteries. this sounds terrifically awesome!

Kim said...

Tina - If you're going to splurge, then this is the perfect recipe. It just doesn't get any better than having creamy and cheesy pasta topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and salt prosciutto. You definitely made the right choice with this recipe!

I hope you are able to enjoy a vacation soon.

Brenda said...

Mac and cheese is THE perfect comfort food. And to heck with the arteries once in a while. I think the prosciutto and bacon would cut the richness of the mac and cheese which is a good thing. I like the idea of adding them in. Great recipe Tina and I hope the vacation plans work out. I know I don't want anyone messing with my hard-earned vacations....

Katerina said...

"Vivere pericolosamente" or in English "living dangerously" sometimes makes you feel alive and active. This dish sure worth the risk.

Chris said...

That looks goooood. Sorry to hear about your vacation plans.

Pierce said...

Rosa - thanks for visiting me and I have sympathize that cheddar isn't readily available. At least not at a resaonable price. Love gouda!

Rita - Sometimes I have to splurge , high cholest. or not. Maybe it's not smart, but it was worth it.

Joanne - Oh it was, you gotta try it!

Kim - You are so correct...we are going to go on vacay anyhow. Always a pleasure to get away. I will visit you on Facebook when I am away :-)

Brenda- Gotta love the bacon and proscuitto. It really was sooo rich uou needed just a small slab. Thaks for the good wishes!

Katerina - Well I like how you say it, sounds more extreme :-)

Chris - We are going anyway. Changed our minds...will have a blast!

Martha (MM) said...

Wonderful dish, very comfort foodish - I know because I make it too!

Love the shots of Kobe, beautiful baby you have there.

Have a wonderful weekend Tina :-)

Drick said...

what a nice combination of cheeses - sometimes you gotta go with what you have on hand, glad you posted this one as I love mac n cheese

Pierce said...

Martha - Thank you -about the food and my Kobe. The weekend will hopefully be fantastic - we'll be riding off to Northern Alabam on the start of a longish trip!

Thanks for visiting :-)

Drick - It's a winner. A heart stopper, but a winner. Have a great weekend!

Magic of Spice said...

Great combination of cheeses and pump up here and the all time fav comfort food :)

Julie said...

That really does look like something that would be perfect for drowning your sorrows. I hope your plans work out!

Carla and Michael said...

This is a must us. Looks and sounds delish.
Thanks.try for

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Tina! Looks like I popped in just in time for "real" comfort food. Your dish looks absolutely tantalizing!!! I am in need of some right now!!!

Thank you so much for sharing the warmth, Louise:)

Pierce said...

Thanks everyone! I am on vacation and will be posting more regularly coming up. Looking forward to Giada recipes. :-)

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for the mention!! Love mac and cheese, just did a buffalo chicken version!!! Enjoy your vaca and looking forward to the Giada recipes, love her!!

girlichef said...

Hey! I made this, too...just haven't posted it yet. So, so awesome :D

girlichef said...

p.s... we did NOT have lots of leftovers ;)

Ruth Daniels said...

What a lovely stress reducer at such a crazy time of year. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Hope to see you often in 2011.

Best wishes for the season.

Claudia said...

I love your take on Mac n Cheese, and like to do that myself - add in extra cheese and pork bits. In my case though, it's Bob with the high cholesterol count and so we don't do it quite as often as he'd like. I want to keep him around for awhile.

Pierce said...

Thank you Ruth - you can be sure I will be visiting PPN often in 2011!

Claudia - It can be high in cholesterol but yummmmm!