We're having a Macaroni-Off this weekend. Three families making three versions of the guilty-pleasure classic. (I can't tell you how amusing it is to think I am going to show up to a potluck where everyone is intentionally bringing the same dish.)
My version has four ingredients: mounds of pasta, mounds of grated Tillamook cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
Does anyone have a blue-ribbon recipe to share? I was going to cook up y simple classic, but I need to lock down a victory here, folks.
The photo up top is of THIS Saveur recipe, which I attempted to make once and screwed up. Maybe I should try again.
Incidentally, this reminds me of a Comfort Food Cook-Off we had at my office a few years ago. Totally awesome. I'd never seen so many crock-pots in one room before. One girl brought small bags of Fritos, opened them up, plopped some chili, cheese, and onions in there and handed people a fork to chow down. Classy! It was excellent. I highly recommend this as a cheap & cheerful event to host. Very low pressure, as you can imagine.