Easter Egg Radishes and 7-Minute Mac & Cheese


It's Easter Egg radishes this year.  Can you guess why they call them that?


The first thing out of my little garden.  We pulled up the last of them today, eating with salt and vinegar.  The kids will eat them if I cut off the colored skin - they are convinced the 'spice' of the radish is in the red skin.  Suckers.


This dish is a result of having a broken car and no groceries.


This dish is a result of a half-memory I have from years ago of eating delicious, deconstructed macaroni and cheese from a $5 noodle joint while on break from my college cashier job.


This dish is delicious.


Here is a kid.  He approves this message.

7-Minute Mac & Cheese

1 cup noodles
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 - 1/2 cup shredded cheese
splash of cream (milk will do in a pinch)
salt and pepper to taste

Cook your noodles according to package instructions.  Mine required cooking for 7 minutes.

Drain noodles, stir in butter.  This is the only stirring you will do.  Put down the spoon!

Put noodles in dish.  Splash in cream to taste, just a bit, just enough to wet them.

Sprinkle with cheese.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Consume with gusto.

I'll be grading your gusto on an A - F scale so don't let me down.

6 comments:

jeannesioux said...

The perfect kid meal! And that kid is one cute kid!
and your radishes look wonderful. I can't seem to grow radishes like that.Radishes need alot of water when they are growing. I think that is my problem.

Spicie Foodie said...

The radishes are gorgeous, and I love the easy recipe too. Your child is so adorable.:)

a. maren said...

you may be right, jeanne! tomatoes, peppers, corn - vegetables that need a lot of sun don't do well here (at least not in my garden!). but springtime veggies that love rain and shade do wonderfully. the pea harvest is nearly upon us and it will be bountiful!

a. maren said...

oh thank you spicie! i hesitate to put him online sometimes, but how can i not share that face?

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons said...

Anna...great minds are thinking alike as I just bought some Easter Egg Radishes today! The pretty colors (that your kids hate) drew me to them! Not sure what I'm going to do with them...but vinegar and salt sounds like the way to go! Good looking mac and cheese, too! : )

Kirsten said...

Anna,
The first time I tried Easter egg radishes was at a CSA back in Virginia. The first evening of pickup they'd have a wine and cheese gathering with an assortment of snacks from the farm. Radishes + salt were my favorite!
Thanks!