You read that right. Savory meatloaf stuffed with gooey cheesy mac and cheese.
Sounds dreamy, right?
I'm in a recipe swap group on Facebook that a friend added me to and it's been WONDERFUL watching all the recipes the women post! So many ideas and a BONUS is I'm not boring my family with the same ol' standbys anymore.
I made sure when doing my Walmart grocery list for pick up ...wait...let me talk about that just a minute. Do you know you can make your grocery list online, pay for it online, schedule to pick it up online and then just go get it?! I may or may not have picked up two orders while wearing my pajamas. They not only bring it to your car, but they load it too! I'm picky with my produce, but when it's staple foods and paper goods it's a DREAM! No more wandering through the store or waiting in line or lugging the groceries out to the car. And they will substitute items with your permission too! Once I ordered a 5lb bag of potatoes and they didn't have it, so they substituted an 8lb bag at no charge. Come on! How can you NOT do this?
Ok, ok..sorry....back on track now. ANYWAY, I made sure that I had all the ingredients either already at home or on my list and I was ready to make it!
The only big thing I changed was that I made my own mac and cheese.
It's really simple - make a roux of butter and flour, season it, add milk
and stir. It's like making a cream gravy. Then you add your cheese
and cooked macaroni. Bam.
I made the 'meat bowl' trying to keep the 'walls' thick to hold up while baking
I filled the 'meat bowl', topped with mozzarella...
...and forgot to add shredded cheddar at this point.
But I have a whole lot of mac and cheese leftover for snacks!
Then I made a patchwork quilt of meat, if you will, to make the
'lid'. I later took a fork and blended the sides and top together.
When I make this again, and I will make it again, I'll try
to make the top in one piece.
Pay no attention to the black. I poured off the runoff grease, and when I
put it under the broiler in the end the runoff burned.
Mac and cheese peeked through some spots, but for the most part
it held together.
The cross-section is glorious!
Carb overload...but delish!
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