As soon as I started making wonderpots, I knew I needed to find a mac & cheese recipe, but everything I came across wasn’t quite what I was looking for. After reading loads of different recipes, I came up this version and am thrilled to say that it was a delicious success! There are a few small extra steps (one of which is optional . . . ) that might technically disqualify this as a wonderpot, but I won’t tell if you won’t. 😉
First of all, thank you for all the love about my picky eating article! I actually wrote the article a long time ago but was nervous about posting it, so thank you for all the supportive comments. It really means a lot to me.
If you’re a wonderpot (or “hungerpot” as I like to call them!) novice, there isn’t much to know. You just throw everything in a pot and cook it all together at the same time and that’s that! As far as I can tell, this recipe was adapted by Apron Strings from what was the original “wonderpot” which was first published by Martha Stewart. I’ve adapted it further to include some veg.
This dish is delicious as is, but it would also be really yummy with some ground sausage, or sliced kielbasa. You could easily add in some uncooked shrimp to the pot if you wanted to keep things super simple!
I just finished up a meeting with another SE London mama about some really fun food/community building ideas! We’re still figuring out how to make it all work, but it is shaping up to be pretty exciting! I can’t wait to tell you more!
In other news, we’ve reached seven weeks of meal planning here on the blog! I feel like the tenth week should be something more exciting . . . perhaps a guest recipe? What do you think?
This is another favourite in the Hungerford household. Not only is it delicious, but it is fun and easy to make! Just dump all the ingredients in the pot and you’re done. It is a perfect weeknight meal!
We’ve had a fantastic break, but I admit I am looking forward to getting back to normal life! I’ve spent the last few weeks feasting on heavy foods and far too many Christmas cookies, and am looking forward to returning to our usual vegetarian fare.
We’re starting out the new year with some of our favourite recipes. I am particularly excited to share Tuesday’s recipe with you. It is SO good!
This mac and cheese is one of our favourites. I like to make it with gruyere and a bit of cheddar, but it would be yummy with any cheese as long as it melts nicely!
[Bonus: I managed to only dirty one pot, a strainer, and a casserole dish to make clean up easier! If you are clever, you could do the entire thing with one oven safe pot and a strainer.]
My busiest week of the year has finally passed, and I am looking forward to a relaxed and cosy few weeks leading up to Christmas! This week’s meal plan certainly reflects that: it is full of tummy warming comfort foods. I’m especially looking forward to the chicken and dumplings. It is such an easy and delicious meal!
Have you tried a “hungerpot” recipe yet? I think they’re pretty amazing: you just dump all the ingredients into a pot and turn on the heat. Ten to twenty minutes later it is all cooked and ready to eat! So cool!
I tried this pasta with peanut sauce recipe a few weeks ago and though it was pretty bland and unremarkable, I thought it had potential. A few tweaks later and it was delicious! Both kids loved it and Petey even had seconds! Continue Reading…