It’s January 4th, which means that well-intentioned resolution-makers are busy strapping on their FitBits, busting their ass at those pilates classes, and eating kale like it’s goin’ out of style.
Unless you’re me and you broke your toe by running into a couch on the last day of 2014 and you’re spending a whole lot of time with your bffs sweatpants and remote control. That’s cool too, right?
At least I have the kale part.
I have an important question for you: how do you feel about mac n’ cheese at Thanksgiving?
Personally, I’m all for a little Thanksgiving adventurousness and like to try at least a few new recipes each year. And if that adventurousness involves pasta, cheese, and big hunks of meaty Italian bacon, I’m even more on-board. But I know many, many Thanksgiving purists too, and that’s totally cool! If you’re in the traditional turkey/gravy/stuffing/mashed potatoes/sweet potato casserole no-weird-stuff-no-way-no-how camp, stick around because I have an awesome classic Turkey day side recipe comin’ atcha next week, so just hold tight up in here.
So a couple of weeks ago I was looking through the archives of this here food blog and it struck me that I haven’t made a pasta recipe in over a year. Not a single solitary carb-a-licious one. This is obviously completely NOT indicative of how much time I spend eating/thinking about/dreaming about pasta. You know that, right? We know each other better than that? Just making sure here.
I’m gonna go ahead and say what I know you’re all thinking.
It’s something along the lines of, “Seriously Meg, we’re THREE WEEKS into football season and you haven’t even made ONE game day-themed recipe?!” I know, I know. I’ve failed you as a food blogger. I’ve been so distracted lately by bacon fried rice and pumpkin everything that I haven’t even paid tribute to one of the greatest parts of Fall, the Great American Pastime: stuffing your face with creamy cheesy things in the middle of the day every Sunday watching football!
Luckily, I think I’ve made up for being a little late to the game (pun totally intended) today. Because I have three little words for you:
bacon + beer + cheese
I mean…it’s all 3 major football food groups, people. We can’t get any better than this.