I am exaggerating. I do not have a broken soul. I just have a sprained ankle. I was walking to the bus stop with a friend and suddenly the next thing I knew, I was on the ground. Thank god my friend was there to help me up. I suppose this is God’s way to remind me that I need to rest and not exert my body. I’ve been working out 5-6 times per week since the year started, and surprisingly, I’ve not had a day to myself despite being self-employed.
Speaking of which, my friend Munirah from Snaprolls recently join the self-employed/unemployed/taking a gap year club. I jokingly told her over twitter we should get a new hashtag going on instagram called #unemployedbakes. She totally bought the idea! Check out #unemployedbakes on instagram and join us in the fun. I mean, we need some excitement especially since we found ourselves out of a job for the time being.
Today, I forced myself to sleep in on such a lovely Sunday morning. Ibu came in to check on my ankle and made sure I could walk a bit before leaving for her class. I dozed in and out of sleep while trying to watch The Book Thief. It’s 130 minutes, guys. I forgot how draggy and long war-based films can get. When the film ended, I finally decided to grab a bite so I used whatever leftovers I had in the fridge, which included sausages, milk from 3 different cartons (I really don’t know why my brother has a habit of drinking milk halfway and not finish the carton), a small knob of butter (leftover from one of my baking sessions) and some cheese.
This is a fairly simple recipe. Give it a go if you feel like you need some comfort food.
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
1 and a half cups of macaroni
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 heap tablespoon plain flour
1 cube of chicken or beef stock
1 cup of sliced sausages, at room temperature
1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 200 deg centigrade.
- Boil water in a pot, add 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook pasta as instructed on package. Drain and place inside a pyrex dish.
- In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter and add in flour as butter is melting. Whisk quickly.
- Add in milk, half of the cheese and beef stock. Whisk until all is well-combined.
- When the cheese sauce is starting to thicken, switch off the fire and add to the macaroni. Add sausages and use a fork to mix everything together. Ensure the pasta is well coated with the cheese sauce.
- Top the pasta and sauce with the remaining cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until the top is golden brown.