Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Messing with tradition?

I'm contemplating a huge life change. 

This will be my third year hosting Thanksgiving in my home, and probably the tenth year I've been the "head chef." We stick with the basics for the most part – mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, gravy, rolls. Other people inevitably join us and bring their own family favorites, which is wonderful. I, however, don't generally deviate too far from our traditional meal.

This year, however, I'm seriously considering a huge change to our holiday menu.

I contemplating making macaroni and cheese as well. 

Of course I'm not talking about the artificial food-like substance that comes out of the blue box. Pretty much everything that comes out of our kitchen is made from scratch, and my macaroni and cheese is no exception. I just can't wrap my head around whether or not it deserves a place at Thanksgiving dinner. I know it's considered something of a lowly dish by some, but I really, really love its cheesy, melty goodness. (The best part? That area around the top edge of the dish where the cheese gets golden brown and slightly crunchy.)

What do you think? Blasphemy or heaven? I need some outside opinions.



9 comments:

Ro said...

Hey, as long as you'd be willing to ship some over to me, I'd say it's the perfect holiday side dish!

Carly said...

i think it sounds delicious!- so the die hard, thanksgivingists may not touch it- but i bet overall it would be a big hit!
do you have a good mac & cheese recipe?

Shannon said...

I vote YES especially because you will be doing the good homemade kind. I like mixing things up a little and whats the worst case scenario? People dont eat it so you have tons of leftovers? Yeah, that doesnt sound so bad!

Audrey said...

I realize this is a huge decision that should NOT be taken lightly.

I think the addition of mac and cheese is a splendid idea. Not only is it dazzling to look at, it's magically delicious and the most All-American sidedish of all time.

Anyone that objects to this is Anti-American.

Happy Thanksgiving, and God Bless America.

♥ HisLovf ♥ said...

I think Mac n' Cheese sounds like Heaven. And made-from-scratch? ::drool::

Mary said...

I don't know... I mean, this is a huge life altering decision. Please weight out the pros and cons to the decision very carefully. And, when you think you have come to a decision think about it a little bit more.

Elisa said...

i fully support you adding mac 'n cheese to your t'giving menu. cheesey goodness is wonderful - regardless of which holidy you're celebrating or the reason why you're gathered around a table. DO IT!

Melissa said...

I'll take some mac'n'cheese, thank you!

Sarah said...

I vote heaven!
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