Wednesday, March 9, 2011

When nice clothes aren't enough.

There are some forms of precipitation that I find not just unpleasant, but downright insulting.  My absolute least favorite is what has taken to calling wintry mix.

When I see that little icon, I shudder in fear and loathing over what my day holds in store.  Second only to wintry mix (and its nasty cousin, sideways sleet), is my distaste for extremely cold rain.  I like rain, as a matter of fact, but this perverse form of sky-water actually makes me wish it would just be colder so it would turn into snow.  That's right.  There is something that makes me wish it would get colder.  PERVERSE.

Aside from the crime-against-nature portion of the situation, the problem with this weather is that it limits my shoe and clothing choices dramatically.  I try my hardest, but sometimes you just have to give in and put on something ugly if it means you're not going to get pneumonia.  And one of my roommates just told me about how she had pneumonia this summer, so it turns out that's real and not just what your mom told you when you wanted to stand out on the porch at night without any shoes on.

So, when I can't turn to fashion to lift my spirits from the offensive existence of cold rain, I have to turn to another savior.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Boursin Macaroni and Cheese.

So.  Good.  I found a link to this recipe on the glorious website  I have always loved cheese, but this was deliciously perfect for such a nasty, rainy day.  As this picture will tell you, I made some modifications to recipe (I used yellow cheddar instead of white, and orecchiette pasta), plus some changes that aren't apparent until you put it in your mouth (half heavy cream/half milk instead of just milk).  I also threw in some shrimp and didn't bother with the breadcrumbs or baking in the oven, for time's sake.  Now, I'm not going to pretend this is "healthy," but I'm also not going to pretend I care.

It was delicious, and it made me feel better about my day.  Done and done.


Katherine said...

Looks great for a cold day. I hope it warms up soon :)

Unknown said...

omg that pasta looks AMAZING!!

<3 steffy

Collections said...

omg that pasta looks like cheesy goodness, I love mac and cheese.