|Swiss cheese scarf (and pattern!) found here|
Do you know that feeling, when you're on vacation, and you not only lose track of time but you forget what day it is? Yep, I'm there. I sat down to write this post, and I couldn't remember what day it was, three or four. Hopefully I got it right...
We spent the day helping my sister reorganize her kitchen (someday we'll help her on a remodel, but not this trip), which was perfect, because I really needed to know where everything was to cook today's grown-up recipe.
Here's a link to the recipe (which I found on Pinterest):
Greek Macaroni and Cheese
Now, keeping in mind that I am in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, Nevada, so I did have to make some substitutions and omissions.
The recipe calls for a Greek cheese, Graviera, which I don't know if I could even find in the fabulous cheese bins at Central Market or Trader Joe's. So, I did a google search, and found a website that had cheese substitution recommendations. They suggested either Gruyere or Jarlsberg. The local grocery store only had smoked Gruyere (yech!), so, Jarlsberg it is!
Also, I couldn't find shallots or scallions (seriously, what the heck is a shallot??), so we used green onions instead.
The only other change I made was to reduce the amount of spinach. The recipe calls for two pounds of baby spinach! I only used about 9oz (one and a half packages of bagged stuff), and that was more than enough.
|Seriously, that's a lot of spinach!|
The result? YUM!!!
And, I can't tell you how nice it is to be appreciated, not only for the end result, but for the effort put into a complicated recipe. Thank YOU, Mom and sister, for all of the compliments. *sniff*
Edited to add PICTURES!