True to the artists' lyrics, there are millions of variations of macaroni and cheese in the range of creamy, baked, battered and deep-fried, sharp, medium, mild, spicy, w/vegetables and w/meat. Ina Garten--aka Barefoot Contessa (Food Network)--knows a thing or two about putting a gourmet touch on classic comfort foods and I trust her judgment. In the recipe linked below, she adds sliced tomatoes to my favorite comfort food.
During my two-year quest for the perfect macaroni and cheese recipe, I came across two great recipes. I combined them to make one stellar dish that I've gotten rave reviews of and several recipe requests. I just might have to try that recipe with tomatoes and breadcrumbs. Maybe even for Easter to go with my carrot cake. Hmmm...How to Cook Magnificent Mac and Cheese Eat + Drink: GQ.com