My protein-packed Fairlife Macaroni and Cheese is delicious. When the kids or I need ultimate comfort food this is my go-to!
I got the opportunity to visit the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure with my girls a few weeks ago and of course, couldn’t leave there without massive amounts of cheese! So much so that I kept hoarding it thinking there had to be an ultimate use for it! And this mac and cheese was it!
I happen to also LOVE their milk Fair Life, don’t ask me to explain why because I can’t. It costs more than regular 2% milk, which I also happen to LOVE but it’s worth it to me! I keep the Fair Life hidden in a dark corner of my fridge so the kids can’t find it! Chris says I drink an inordinate amount of milk for an adult, but I accept that!
The other day I pretty much had a perfect day in my book!
When I walked into the farrowing barns to feed that morning I found a fresh snuggled pile of newborn piglets! We farrow (Momma sows have babies) every five weeks on our farm and this is the week! There were 13 in this new litter, all healthy, full tummies and the sow was doing great! It was a perfect size litter, the sow could keep them all healthy and the piglets would thrive!
After my hog chores I headed home for a quick bite to eat before my next chore! I only had to fix lunch for me and the middle kid so I knew it could be something simple, I really wanted comfort food!
Then I remembered I had stashed away some Fair Oaks cheese and some Fair Life milk and knew immediately I wanted some macaroni and cheese for lunch! I used 4 kinds of cheeses: Sweet Swiss, Calico, Munster and Havarti – but any combination would be amazing……it’s cheese!
After lunch what I really wanted was a nap but headed out in the 9200 and chisel plow to till up the wheat stubble.
Then when the golden hour appeared I was off for a photo shoot! The cutest family with 2 adorable little girls. The lighting and location and family were just perfect!
Fairlife Macaroni and Cheese
What more could I have asked for in a day, a little bit of everything I love to do-farming, cooking and photography! I often get asked what I do all day, it varies day to day and this day was awesome!
And My Fair Mac and Cheese is protein packed and was perfect! What a great substitution in regular mac and cheese to kick up the protein!
Now this isn’t a creamy mac and cheese but stay with me, remember your using Fair Life 2% milk, so less fat and 50% more protein! And there is all that cheesy goodness in there for flavor!!
Fair Life Macaroni and Cheese
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 2 cups Fair Life 2% milk
- 2-2 1/2 cups fresh shredded cheese of your choice
- 1 pound of pasta cooked and drained
- salt and pepper to taste
- While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter and mix in the flour, allow flour and butter mixture to brown just a touch. Slowly add milk to flour and butter rue, once warm and starting to thicken add your shredded cheese a handful at a time continuing to stir and melt the cheese.
- Once pasta is cooked and drained mix with your cheese sauce!
Post sponsored by Indiana Dairy but all opinions are my own!