LAST WEEK WE HAD A BIRTHDAY PARTY LUNCH for 6 preschoolers to celebrate Estelle’s 3rd birthday–and at the birthday girl’s request, these mac & cheese mini cups were the main course. Like our broccoli & cheese pasta cups, they’re essentially macaroni and cheese (with a built-in veggie) to go. And like our broccoli & cheese pasta cups, only the kids who actually tried them liked them, so next time I’ll do a better sell job — or even better, let the kids serve themselves. The good news is, my kids loved them and here’s how you can make these mini mac & cheese cups for yours.
Start with your favorite homemade macaroni & cheese recipe. We have a few, from Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Carrots to Mac & Cheese + Cauliflower. Add four beaten eggs to the mixture, then pour into buttered muffin tins. I also added a few small pieces of cooked chicken to get an extra punch of protein going for this gang though the eggs achieve that pretty well so skip it if you don’t have any on hand. [Read more...]