This White Cheddar Truffle Mac and Cheese is a delicious and luxurious side dish that is the perfect way to jazz up a plain old chicken dinner! Carb lovers rejoice!
Warning: this White Cheddar Truffle Mac and Cheese is dangerous.
It definitely strays from my usual healthy food theme for my blog, and for that I’m sorry. Especially after all that popcorn and wine you probably consumed last night during the Oscars. Ironically enough I gorged myself on popcorn on Saturday night watching Manchester by the Sea with a friend – I had a cold all week and the last thing I felt like doing was going out. Movies to the rescue, right? Btw, I can see how this movie was up for all sorts of awards. You really should go see it.
But seriously, we are here for this White Cheddar Truffle Mac and Cheese though. This is the true star of the show. You really need some of this amazing mac and cheese in the form of a side dish for your next plain Jane dinner. It’s really going to take your day from mehhhhhh to awesome in just about 20 minutes. Promise.🙏🏼
So about two months ago, I went to this amazing restaurant in Toronto called Flock that basically serves rotisserie chicken alongside your choice of several different sides. I really am a person who values variety in life. Like, gimme as many different side dish options as possible, okay? So when this restaurant offered up roasted sweet potatoes, kimchi green beans, Yukon gold frites, chili oil broccoli & rapini AND mac and cheese all as sides, I kind of went to town and ordered pretty much everything.😱
I promise, this is not a sponsored post for Flock LOL. It just really got me re-thinking the power and importance of delicious side dishes in life. Take last night for example. We’re having roast chicken for dinner with all the usual sides like roasted carrots and parsnips, mashed potatoes and peas. I’m not trying to hate on my parents’ cooking game, but I just can’t with these plain side dishes.
Sides are life. They’re worth thinking deeply about.
So here is how crazy difficult and diva-like I really am. I initially go to the grocery store last minute at 8pm in an attempt to pick up the heavenly, forgotten and much-needed Swiss Chalet dipping sauce for the chicken (if you don’t know what Swiss Chalet dipping sauce is by the way, you are seriously missing out on Canada’s fave rotisserie chicken chain restaurant).
While I’m at the store (my second visit that day shall I mention…), I see some pre-cut butternut squash and immediately think of the sage in the vegetable crisper that I’ve been meaning to use up.
Yes, I am planning on roasting squash at 8:30 after the dinner is ready.
That’s the type of person I am.
Thank god everyone in my family really accepts my eccentric foodie ways instead of insisting we sit down as a family to the dinner table at a certain time. Sunday nights are so chill at my house.🤗