happy memorial day to all! for our family, memorial day has always been a day to remember those who serve our country, and those who served in the past. my dad always hangs up the american flag and marine corps flag (in memory of my grandpa), and since i’ve been younger it always seemed really special to me. i also feel like memorial day weekend is the kickoff for the rest of the summer. even though it’s been raining for the majority of the weekend, yesterday and today were clear so i hope the weather keeps up. anyhow, tomorrow morning i am heading to texas, san antonio to be exact, for the western conference finals (if memphis wins tonight). i couldn’t be more excited, seeing that the farthest place i’ve been to in the united states is chicago, and i was a baby so i don’t think it counts… i definitely think i’ll feel like i’m in a different world, but i am so ready. now all i’m hoping is that i can survive the heat and humidity, and by me surviving, i mean my hair.
I decided two put together two of my favorite things today, and the combination was amazing. The chewy texture and delicious taste of lobster was only magnified by the best of comfort foods, macaroni cheese.
To make this you can either make macaroni and cheese from scratch (this is a great recipe http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/side-dishes/mac-cheese.html) or use a boxed mix. If you’re going to use a boxed mix, go for something that is creamier or “deluxe.” I used steamed lobster, de-shelled it, chopped up the meat and tossed it into the pasta after it was done cooking. Next I added the cheese and other ingredients and it was done. Simple, easy, but so delicious! Finish it off with a glass of iced tea and you have a great summertime meal.