Cooler weather is approaching- I can feel it..even though it is still forecasting to be in the 90's, but it will be here soon..right?
I am so excited about the thought of fall and winter because with that comes all the comfort foods of the season. Root veggies are among my favorite foods to prepare (and eat!!). I could probably create and fill an entire pinterest board of recipes containing sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and butternut squash alone. There is something about those foods that just bring out the sense of comfort in a meal.
But- can comfort and healthy go hand in hand? Sure it can! Cooking Light proves it with their latest Mac + Cheese recipe. CL Mag is the only magazine I get in the mail these days.. and the only magazine I make time to read (and doggie ear) from cover to cover. Parker and Jolie love to sit in my lap to look through all the vibrant pictures of healthy and delicious foods - and their September cover photo looked outrageously yummy. I couldn't wait to make it!
A typical cheese sauce is a butter/flour roux, milk, and of course lots and lots of cheese! This recipe replaces the butter and flour and uses the starch of butternut squash to create a rich and creamy cheddar sauce - not to mention sneaking another serving of veggies in.
Never hurts for more veggies! Jolie kept talking about the broccoli and how much she loved it and Parker cleaned her plate of all the pasta.
Dinner is served!
Broccoli Bacon Mac + Cheese
adapted from Cooking Light