Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lunch Box Chronicles: Day Fifty-Five (Vita Spelt Pasta with Homemade Cheese Sauce)

Ingredients:  Two 8 ounces Boxes of Vita Spelt Penne.  This stuff is AWESOME and is far better than any rice pasta out there.   Check out your local health food store or supermarket for VITA SPELT pasta.  If they don't carry it, ask them to do so!!  Prepare according to instructions.

Cheese Sauce Recipe:  4 TBL butter, 4 TBL VITA SPELT FLOUR, 1/2 teaspoon salt, dash black pepper, 3 cups milk, 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups of grated cheddar cheese (we used a yellow Wisconsin cheese).   In a saucepan, melt the butter and flour together. Add the milk and seasonings. Cook on low heat and stir until thick and bubbly.  Add cheese and mix until fully blended.

Pour cheese sauce over pasta.  Toss lightly.  Garnish with parsley.

Family comments.  Spencer "It was like gourmet macaroni and cheese you get at a restaurant."   Olivia, "amazing."  Tim, who usually is the optimist and cheerleader said "it was great for macaroni and cheese, but I don't really like macaroni and cheese."  For me, it hit the spot.   It would have been great to serve in a Thermos for lunch, but there was not a drop left for the next day.

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