Hello Ladies and Gents!
This week Stuff We Like is brought to you by Freddy MacKay and the letter 'M.'
Why you ask?
Because the letter 'M' is all kinds of awesomeness and has many wonderful words (MacKay) that start with it. And besides having some fabulous words starting with 'm' (and let's face it, squirrels like Freddy), there are some wonderful foods that begin with our letter 'm'.
One such food? Macaronni and Cheese.
Mac & Cheese is manna from the stars above and the earth below. It is one of the quintessential comfort foods of the US.
When we were younger, it was something simple and palatable that everyone would eat. Mac & Cheese also fills you up so you don't feel hungry.
It has a nostalgia to it that helps comfort us when we're older. How many people can remember their moms making it for them when it was cold outside, or you were feeling sick, or had it as a part of family dinner? A lot of us.
It's to the point you feel bad for a person who had never had homemade Mac & Cheese, because that's how you were shown you were loved.
It was there to comfort, and it did, and still does to this day for many Americans. So many of us have our own family recipes that we have to use. Because it has to be the one we grew up with or it's not the same (my mom tried cauliflower and mustard in it one time and that so did not go over with the house).
It reminds us of simpler times, of an easy flow to life that many of us long for in this digital age - with everything whizzing by so fast. We'll slow down and enjoy the Mac & Cheese because it makes us warm and fills us, heart and soul.
What about you? What is your comfort food?