When I was a little girl, living in Arkansas with my grandparents, grandma would make mac and cheese for dinner at least once a month. I’m not talking from a box, but a nice mac and cheese casserole with 2 kinds of cheese, onions, a creamy buttery flour based roux, and of course, crackers crumbled on top to give it a bit of a brown crunchy crust right out of the oven…mmmmm….. I get hungry just thinking about it. Not exactly health food, but, most definitely comfort food. And, childhood memory comfort food, at that!
I still crave mac and cheese, but, I no longer eat grains. Sure there’s all kinds of great gluten free options but then I’m using rice pasta or some other grain, and I know from a bit of trial and error that my body does best while very low carb, and that my body off of sugar tends to process rice and other non-wheat grains much like sugar – yay bloating and breakouts! So, mac and cheese has been firmly off the menu.
My husband doesn’t much care for my beloved mac and cheese, as cheese and he aren’t the greatest of friends, and my children only believe in mac and cheese from a box (where have I gone wrong?!? ) , so, this mac and cheese – it’s for me! All for me!
Now here’s where I’m going to say, scoot on over to her fantastic site and grab the recipe.
1 Large Head Cauliflower – Cleaned and Trimmed (But left whole)
1 Medium Onion – Diced
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
4 Tbs. Butter – Divided
3 Large Cloves Garlic – Minced
1 Cup Heavy Cream
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese – Grated
1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Shredded
¼ Cup Goat Cheese
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
6 oz. Prosciutto – Diced and Cooked Crisp
I added all the same ingredients as hers, but, I used bacon instead of proscuitto because that’s what I had, and didn’t feel like a Trader Joe’s trip this morning. I also scaled back on things as it’s just for me, and even though it’s low carb, and free of grains I still shouldn’t eat an entire pan, all alone, in one sitting. But, I bet I could.
This is amazing. And so tasty. Make it, you’ll thank me…well, you’ll thank Peace+Love+Low Carb, but trust me, make it!
Yup, I’m eating Mac and Cheese for breakfast. And I don’t feel bad about it at all.