It’s hilarious how even the most manly, rugged guys crave sustenance reminiscent of childhood when they’re feeling down and out. So after Husband’s surgery the other week when I asked,“What sounds good for dinner?” He looked at me with pitifully sad eyes and said, “Mac and cheese, please.” Oh, silly boys. Naturally mac and cheese from a box wouldn’t do (although I do love that kind) and Whole Foods just happened to be having a sale on lobster tails which made for a perfectly adult comfort food classic. I used this recipe as the base, yet made just a few changes.
For the cheeses, I used gouda, fontina, and sharp cheddar. The tomato paste was nixed and extra cayenne pepper, red chili flakes, and cumin were added in. Two cups of heavy cream were substituted for regular milk. (Can you believe it calls for four cups of heavy cream?)
I added mushrooms and chopped onions, too, and switched the parsley for cilantro.
Delicious! This recipe made enough for three nights of dinner for two and one lunch. It was creamy, indulgent, and oh-so-comforting.