Comfort food: Smoky mac ‘n’ cheese in the crockpotOctober 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Posted in VeganMoFo | 1 Comment
Tags: cheddar, comfort, crockpot, Daiya, mac 'n' cheese, mac and cheese, macncheese, mozzarella, The Vegan Slow Cooker, vegan, vegan mofo, veganmofo, winter
It’s another dreary morning here in Pennsylvania. It rained very hard yesterday, which I got stuck in while needing to fill my tires. They always like to give me the low tire pressure signal when it is down-pouring.
I went to sleep hearing the rain, and woke up with still another cloudy day. We won’t get relief from this mess until Friday, though it is warmer outside today (read: humid.)
Also, it has been getting chilly and I really need to pull out the winter clothes.
That only means that comfort food is on the way!
I love my crockpot, despite it being quite dysfunctional. I made the cheater chili in it, and took another cue from The Vegan Slow Cooker to make smoky mac ‘n’ cheese.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am on a budget so about $9 was sucked up buying Daiya cheddar and mozzarella for this mac and cheese. I really wanted it, obviously. It also calls for some soy milk, some pasta, and some liquid smoke. I threw in a little chili powder for a kick, because it suggested chipotle powder mix and I had none.
It was scrumptious and I actually got FULL from eating it! (note: I rarely get full from eating pasta, no matter how much of it I eat.)
Though, I wish it was a little more smoky and had a little more of a kick. That was my fault with being so cautious while adding the spice, so now I know.
It lasted me a good two days, though I did eat it over three meals. I wish I could have made it last longer, but I was lazy last night and not in the mood to cook.
What is your favorite thing to cook in a crockpot? What are some other recipes to use Daiya in? (I have a bunch left over!)