And what more needs to be said about a dinner really?
Have I told you how to make these? Really simple and very good. Cut brussel sprouts in half and place them in a bowl with craisins. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper then roast until they start to turn a bit brown.
Pull them out of the oven and coat with maple syrup. Put them back in for 5 minutes. I promise you even your kids will eat these.
See that mac and cheese? I did not follow any recipe and it showed!
Let me share with you a really good recipe for homemade mac and cheese:
IRISH MAC N CHEESE
16 ounces rustic shaped pasta (Ziti)
2 cups whole milk
12 ounces evaporated milk
5 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup stout beer
4 ounces shredded smoked Gruyere & Gouda (vary ratio based on desired smokiness)
8 ounces shredded Irish Cheddar
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
In a large pot, begin water boiling for the pasta.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt 2 tbsp. butter. in the butter then set aside.
Boil pasta and cook until just . Drain and keep warm.
In a medium bowl, stir together milks and microwave to warm.
In a 4 quart saucepan, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter and stir in flour until it begins to color slightly, whisk in hot milk, mustard, salt, cayenne, and stout, and bring to a strong simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheeses until melted. Place pasta into serving dish and pour the over the pasta.