Jessica Seinfeld made a best seller by copying another author’s book. Shame-shame. Oprah’s people should have done their research before proclaiming Jessica to be the smartest mom!?!?! Anyway, gossip aside… I tried the recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, and oh my blog! (my new line from Juno the movie) To my surprise the dish turned out pretty good! I really liked it and my two year old had no clue he was eating vegetables!!! Fabulous! Here’s the recipe:
Macaroni and Cheese
“Deceptively Delicious” by Jessica Seinfeld
1 1/2 c. elbow macaroni
Nonstick cooking spray
1 T. olive oil
1 T. flour
1/2 c. nonfat milk
1/2 c. cauliflower or butternut squash puree
1 1/2 c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz. reduced-fat or nonfat cream cheese
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. paprika
1/8 t. pepper 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.2. While the macaroni is cooking, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add then oil, then the flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture resembles a thick paste but has not browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add the milk and cook, stirring every now and then, until the mixture begin to thicken, 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetable puree, cheddar, cream cheese, and seasonings Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Stir in the macaroni and serve warm.