Southwestern Mac & Cheese was born in an attempt to make something awesome to feed my picky bunch. Munchkin is going through a new phase, aren't these food phases fun at 3 years old? "Mommy I don't want green earbs". Yes, you read that right. Green 'ear'bs! Well, that pretty much means every meal is going to be a struggle.
Add that to the fight over eating any meat that isn't covered in bread crumbs (aka chicken nuggets) or made into meatballs and meal time has become a little more challenging. Now, my parents would probably say "if you don't eat what's on your plate, then you don't eat". But, I can't do that. I guess I have had enough time working around Chad's finicky palate.
Enter the Southwestern Mac & Cheese, made perfect with my favorite southwestern flavors. I was going to serve this at Munchkin's birthday party this past weekend. Was going to, because even though I made it two times (have to make sure the recipe is perfectly developed), we still didn't have enough left for company.
Chad, Munchkin and I all devoured this Mac & Cheese and your family will too!
With love from our Kitchen Table to yours. XOXO
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