I can't find a way to make macaroni and cheese pretty. I thought about sprinkling on some parsley and a different baking dish certainly wouldn't hurt, but unless you use a neon orange cheddar (which I rarely do) it's kind of a beige dish. I have to rely on my homemade cheese sauce -- brimming with swiss, gouda and parmesan in this version -- tender noodles and crispy breadcrumb topping to bring James to the table. I know they say we eat with our eyes, but James had 3 helpings so I guess I've warded off the old saying for one more day.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.