November 23, 2014 – Poblano Mac and Cheese

Tony’s making this for his holiday potluck lunch at work. He has a lot of very lucky co-workers.

Two at the Table

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We’ve been on a bit of an unplanned hiatus, what with us fighting off colds one week, taking a weekend getaway the next, and gearing up for Thanksgiving this week. So, we want to come back strong and share a relatively easy but super-delicious recipe: Poblano Mac and Cheese from Lisa Fain and “The Homesick Texan” cookbook. Kim usually makes this dish, but Tony wanted to learn how, so she coached him through it. Here’s how it all came together for us:

The first step, as always, was the prep work, which is really not too difficult, though it does take a little time. Tony grated the four cups of cheddar cheese and diced the four cloves of garlic. He also got the tasks of measuring out the butter, flour, milk, and spices (mustard powder, cayenne, and cumin), plus prepping the lime zest and cilantro.

Meanwhile, Kim worked on the chiles. She put them under the broiler for about five…

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