Monday, April 27, 2015

Mac & cheese

I just made the best mac & cheese, from a Jeanne Lemlin cookbook. Basically, you boil 2 cups of elbow macaroni, and meanwhile make a roux: 2 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp melted butter, 2 cups milk, 1/8 tsp dry mustard, a dash of cayenne and a bit of salt. You mix the pasta with the sauce and cook it in a 2-quart container at 400 for 15 minutes. At first, my kids asked, "Is it Kraft?" but then they forgot about that and munched away contentedly.

P.S. I left out the cheese in the list of ingredients. You mix it into the roux: 2 cups cheddar and 1 cup smoked Gouda. The Gouda really makes a difference.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Zoe in her Hello Kitty jean jacket...it has a sequined kitty on the back :)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A bit of excitement today...there was a coyote behind my building, being chased by the NYPD. A neighbor showed me the video. It really did look like a dog, though. Ok, slightly different. Very much like Wile E. Coyote from the cartoons.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just finished this sweater.