But no, he valiantly said that he wanted to have the full cheeseburger macaroni and cheese experience, so he had his the same way I had mine – with the burger stirred in, but topped with a little chopped lettuce, some chopped cherry tomato and a dollop of dill pickle relish on top. And not only did he RAVE about it all through dinner….when I went looking in the fridge for the leftovers a few days later they were gone. And there were some significant leftovers. I felt all smug and wonderful. (I think it was the pickle relish that tipped him over the edge into gastronomic happiness.)
However! There were other folks who were with me on the whole idea from the start. I start each day by posting what I am planning to make for dinner that night on my Facebook page (click here if you want to follow along!) and right after I posted about my cheeseburger macaroni and cheese recipe, my friend Margaret asked for the recipe.
I said there wasn’t yet a recipe because I was still testing it out, but I would keep her posted. The next day she asked how it was….when I get follow-up emails on dinner menus, I always KNOW I have a potential winner on my hands. I said we actually loved it, and that I would move it to the head of my line of recipes waiting to go up on the blog, because I knew she was after it for this handsome guy.
Owen is a football player, and if you know any football players, you also know they are ravenous after they come off the field. And sometimes suppers like cheeseburger macaroni and cheese are the only things that will do when you have a ravenous football player in your house.
Now, none of this should be confused with my plans one day to make a macaroni and cheeseburger. Yes. I am relentless.