Mac & Cheese (CC#3)
Making mac and cheese at school was very fun. The method we used seemed kind of complicated, but it was just nice to learn something so different from what I am used to.
The partner I had was very talented and really understood what we were doing. We were supposed to taste it as we went along, but with there being milk in the recipe, only my partner tasted it as we went along. I usually stick to only consuming lactose free milk because I am lactose intolerant.
The vegan girls used almond milk and some type of nut on top to represent their breadcrumbs. I am unsure if they used nut cheese or not, but they most likely did. Vegan substitutions in the class recipes are most likely going to be the deciding factor preventing my cooking classes from being nut free.
When I looked through the recipe packet it did not seem like any nuts would be present and they aren't except for the vegan duo. They do have to bring in all their own ingredients and find substitutions own their own, so I do give them a lot of credit for that.
In the end I brought my mac and cheese home, even though all of the mac and cheeses were baked in the same oven. I did eat a little of it, even though I am lactose intolerant and it was baked in the same oven as the vegan mac and cheese with nuts. I survived so that's good.
Then again I have to remind myself that it is not about eating the foods, it is about learning how to make them.