Some exiting news – the book is done(!) and off to print this week. I'll share some sneak peaks a little later but suffice it to say – I'm tired.I never thought I would say this but after shooting,testing,再测试，检查和重新检查这么多食谱–我变得有点”徳赢真人娱乐场cooked"out. Over the last few weeks,while working through final copy and design edits,这里有很多外卖，还有几盒通心粉和奶酪。But no one is complaining – especially not my mac & cheese-loving husband Jack.He would be more than thrilled if every night was mac & cheese night!!
Right now we're lovingAnnie's Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheesewith a few extra green touches,of course.This version with broccoli and broccoli pesto mixed in is one of our favorites…
I make my broccoli pesto with blanched broccoli florets,basil,and pepitas.You can use pine nuts or walnuts if that's what you have on hand.I love making pesto with pepitas because they are inexpensive,and they make your pesto a very vibrant green color.This pesto recipe makes extra,so you can either save the rest to mix into your mac and cheese again the next night,or slather it on your eggs & toast the next morning.
We've always been a big fan ofAnnie'sproducts – their Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese is made with organic wheat penne pasta,and only high-quality non-GMO ingredients.更不用说，这是所以奶油和美味。
你喜欢把什么混进你的奶酪里？Share a photo on Instagram of your favorite"mix in"creation and hashtag it#mixinmonday.
- 4 cups broccoli florets (reserve 2 cups for the pesto below)
- 1 (5.5 ounce) boxAnnie's Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk,or regular milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups broccoli florets,blanched
- Handful of fresh basil
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh 徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏lemon juice
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Sprinkle of chives
- 准备一大锅盐水和一大碗冰水。Drop all four cups of broccoli florets into the boiling water and blanch for 30 seconds to 1 minute,until slightly tender but still vibrant green.Remove and immediately place immerse into the ice water for 1 minute,then drain.
- Make the pesto: In a food processor,combine 2 cups of the blanched broccoli with the pepitas,basil,and garlic.脉冲直到组合。Add the 徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏lemon juice and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper and pulse again.With the blade running,add the olive oil until the pesto becomes smooth.Taste and adjust seasonings.Set aside.
- Rinse the saucepan you used for the broccoli,fill it with fresh water,and bring to a boil.加入意大利面，煮8到10分钟，or until al dente,stirring occasionally.Drain the pasta in a colander.当意大利面在流失时，add the milk and butter to the warm saucepan.Sprinkle the cheese over the milk and stir to combine.Add the cooked pasta to the saucepan and stir well.Stir in the remaining 2 cups of blanched broccoli florets until the broccoli is warmed through.搅拌几勺比索。Serve with extra pesto and optional toppings on the side.
- Store extra pesto in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
This post is sponsored byAnnie's Homegrown,which we love.感谢支持我们做饭的赞助商！!