I think two of my favourite things have to be macaroni and cheese and hot dogs . . . (don't judge me!). Put the two together and I am in heaven. And by that I don't mean slicing some hot dogs into a casserole of mac an cheese . . . I mean topping a hot dog with mac and cheese! Yes, I am a big kid at heart!!
This mac and cheese recipe is so good. Even on it's own with nothing else added. Eaten straight out of the pot with a spoon . . . yes. I am a big glutton. (A cook has to taste don't they? We wouldn't want you eating anything that was yucky!)
I have added some crunch by adding a bit of extra cheese on top and some of those crispy salad onions you can get in the tub. I believe the American equivalent is Durkee's French Fried Onions. They add just a touch of extra texture and interest, but by all means leave them off if you aren't enthused.
I toast the buns for the same reason . . . much better to have a crisp bun than a soggy bun. Soggy buns are a no no in my house.
Of course a bit of salad on the side is not a bad addition . . . it's healthy, it's green, it's tasty. You could have raw vegetable sticks if you would rather, or even a cooked vegetable. The important thing is that you have some form of vegetable to balance out the carbs and protein.
Kids will love these and so will grown ups. As a rare treat even. I think they add a bit of interest to an otherwise mundane Wednesday, don't you?
*Mac and Cheese Dogs*Makes 6
260g of grated strong cheddar cheese (8 ounces)