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4.06.2011

He loves mac and cheese.

Hey lovelies! Thanks for the kind comments yesterday on my guilty post! I will now oblige you with photos and a more detailed description of Matt, as well as my coveted mac and cheese recipe. 

Matt said it was hands down the best mac and cheese he has ever had, even when in comparison with Yard House or Rock Bottom restaurant dishes! {I felt like such a proud mama when I heard that!}
Matt is a gourmand. He enjoys cooking, eating, and of course drinking! He makes a mean chicken parmigiana with homemade marinara sauce that is killer. He is even well versed in his spirits, and can tell you the difference between good and bad scotch and wines {something that is so foreign to me I wouldn't be able to tell rubbing alcohol from vodka.}
Matt is a little on the metro side. He enjoys fine clothing and has no problem dropping hundreds of dollars on a quality wardrobe. He wears Cole Haan and Ted Baker like I wear Forever 21 and Target brands. Last night we was wearing a lovely checkered short sleeve button up, awesome Ted Baker zip ankle boots and designer jeans. That was his casual attire ;)
Matt grows an awesome playoff beard. He is a HUGE San Jose Sharks and hockey fan. Season ticket holder and all. This guy breathes teal and black, so hopefully you enjoy hockey too!
Matt is a very active guy. He hikes, was a water polo player in high school, and has been a swimmer since he was 5 years old. His favorite past time is riding bikes, both mountain extreme downhill biking, and road biking. This was taken at one of the weekly "bike parties" that occur in San Jose during nicer months. He has had quite a few falls while biking, the worst resulting in a nasty broken collar bone about 2 years ago. Yet he still continues to ride daily.
Matt plays the guitar, these are 2 of his "ladies". He is in to all sorts of music, but I think his tastes run toward hard rock and metal, with hard core rap being his go to for bike rides, and even nicer mellow stuff for other parts of life. 
Matt works for Intel studios doing compression technician stuff....not quite sure the exact title or what it means, but he works with video, sound, etc. for Intel. Gainfully employed

A little more about Matt: He is Scottish Italian/Polish/German {sorry I had it wrong and he corrected me!} and it shows in his coloring with the dark hair, pale skin, freckles, and green eyes {swoon worthy ladies}. He has a great sense of humor that tends to be a little dry, and involves a lot of funny movie and TV quotes interjected into conversations at the perfect time.  He is 28 and graduated high school in 2001. He is a great friend. He has gotten to a place in his life where he wants to be a grown up, whereas many of his friends are still in bachelor party boy state. 

If you have any desire to live in California in the near future, or are very interested in learning more about Matt, let me know!

Now, the recipe you have heard so much about and are ready to try out!

Adrian's grown up mac, chicken and cheese adapted from this recipe

Ingredients
1 tbsp butter
1 box /pound pasta such as rotini or penne
1 tsp olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced {I love me some garlic!}
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
3 1/2 cups shredded chicken {I buy a rotisserie chicken and shred the breast and thighs}
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:
1} Spray a large 13x9inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2} Prepare pasta according to package details, drain and add to casserole dish. Spray with cooking spray and toss. 
3} In a large skillet over medium heave melt butter and oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. 
4} Stir in the milk and cream, reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by half and coats the back of a spoon. 
5}Add cheeses, stir until melted and remove from heat. 
6} Add salt, pepper, and chicken, stirring until combined.
7} Pour sauce mixture over pasta in casserole dish, mixing so everything is combined and covered in cheesy goodness. 
8} Bake for 45 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and slightly brown on top. Let pasta rest for about 10 minutes before serving. 
9} Serve, eat, let eyes roll back in head and go into a dairy goodness coma!

7 comments

  1. Haha I love this. Too bad I'm already married, or he sounds like he would have been quite a catch ;)

    And I'm always looking for new mac and cheese recipes to try...it's my weakness...

    Hope you're having a beautiful day lady!

    xoxoxo,
    Joelle

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  2. Haha I second Joelle...too bad I am married because he is a cutie and seems like a great guy!

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  3. I love mac and cheese...I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks!

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  4. It's hard out here for a pimp, eh Adrian! j/k :)
    Your friend Matt is quite the catch! I have a single friend here...but we're 2 states away and she has this weird thing about wanting a guy she dates to actually live in the same city; go figure.

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  5. If things don't work out with my boyfriend, you tell Matt I'll give him a call ;p

    In the meantime, I'm copying your mac and cheese recipe!

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  6. Matt sounds like a great catch. If I wasn't married... and his Cali address is so tempting!!

    Definitely going to have to try your M&C recipe. Sounds so delicious!! Thanks for posting!

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  7. Matt is adorable.
    good taste, handsome, gentleman.

    sign me up!

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