Monday, February 23, 2015

Macaroni Madness

As mentioned previously, this past Saturday I spent my afternoon at the Mac N' Cheese Bowl with friends. The event was set in the gym of my alma mater, Siena College. Over 30 different businesses set up booths where you could sample their version of the cheesy goodness. All the proceeds went to the Regional Food Bank of Albany so I figured the 10lbs I gained from eating all these carbs was worth it. The samples come in little cups and I was unaware of how full I would get trying these tiny samples. I wanted to sample as many creations as possible because afterwards you can vote for your favorites. 
I was so impressed with the creativity of some of these macaroni dishes. These businesses went above and beyond to create a unique dish with amazing flavor. From cherry pepper chicken macaroni and cheese, to chipotle macaroni and cheese poppers, this Mac n' Cheese bowl definitely delivered! It definitely got me thinking about experimenting with different recipes in an attempt to recreate some of these recipes. Apparently I have a pretty good knack for picking out good macaroni and cheese because my three favorites ended up being the 'Peoples Top 3". If you're interested you can check out the pictures of the top three winners here.
Despite the freezing cold I was glad I left my winter coat at home in favor of my new favorite vest because it was HOT in that gym. With so many people sampling along with 30 different businesses cooking up their food, it ended up feeling as if we we're in a restaurant kitchen. Not to mention I was so stuffed from the pasta that all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball on the floor of the gym and take a nap!

The Times Union took our picture and put it on their website!

Taco macaroni and cheese--- AMAZING!

Vest // Jeans // Shirt
Boots // Bag J Crew, old (similar factory style here)
Glasses Ring // Bangle Kate Spade, old (similar)
Watch // Necklace, gift (similar)


  1. Omg I love how your mixed the plaid and the stripes! It looks awesome!!! And that taco mac n' cheese looks amazing!

  2. That sounds like such a great time! I love the plaid and stripes in your outfit!


  3. I have that vest and love it - I wear it all the time! I really like how you mixed it with the stripes! The Mac n' cheese bowl sounds like it was amazing!


  4. That event sounds like heaven!! Love your little glasses ring, too!!

  5. 1- You have me so hungry for mac and cheese now, thanks! :P
    2- I love that vest!


  6. OMG that looks delicious! I love how you played the navys off of each other! :)

    Love Always,


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