I am ill. My head aches and my body hurts and my nose is like, well, it’s not pretty. I have no energy but I still have three children to entertain and cook. Home Alone on Netflix took care of problem one….and problem two was solved with cheesy macaroni soup.
I had half a packet of macaroni pasta in the fridge, but doubted I had the strength or will to make a cheese sauce using a roux. This was a total improvisation, and whilst it won’t win Masterchef any time soon, it fed and pleased my three small people.
I put the pasta on to cook in one pot.
In another, I added about 200ml or so creme fraiche and slackened it off with some milk. Added some grated cheddar and Parmesan. It turned into a lovely sauce thin sauce with very little work.
When the pasta was nearly cooked, I added some very finely chopped broccoli and some frozen peas. Drained it all, and added to the sauce. Served with some grated Parmesan to finish.