Never Grow Up: 7 Adult Versions of Your Favorite Childhood Recipes

Photo by: Family Kitchen
Spinach & Feta Mac-n-Cheese
This grown-up version of mac and cheese is made with tangy feta and healthy spinach.
Make spinach and feta mac and cheese
Ingredients:
5 cups ... more 
Photo by: Family Kitchen
Spinach & Feta Mac-n-Cheese
This grown-up version of mac and cheese is made with tangy feta and healthy spinach.
Make spinach and feta mac and cheese
Ingredients:
5 cups fresh spinach
1 lemon, juiced
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 cups milk
kosher salt to taste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 cups cheddar, shredded
3/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
1 pound macaroni-style pasta or cut spaghetti, cooked to al dente
Directions:
Toss lemon juice and spinach. Heat in microwave or over stove in a small saucepan just until it starts to wilt. Set aside. Over medium heat, melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and continue cooking for 3 minutes until lightly browned. Slowly whisk in milk and add in salt and oregano. Begin adding cheddar in small amounts, stirring until melted between each addition. When all the cheese is melted stir in the feta. Mix in cooked macaroni and spinach and serve immediately! less 
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Wed, Oct 24, 2012 4:12 PM EDT
Remember when you were young and liked sticking to a few tried and true recipes? Tomato soup, grilled cheese and chicken fingers were probably on the list. However, as an adult we usually banish the bland stuff for a gussied up version. For example, I've banished bland chicken soup in favor of a more spicy version, and prefer a healthier interpretation of mac-n-cheese. And when I eat anything chocolatey I prefer a shot of coffee in it to make it mocha...how adult of me! Here are seven delicious grown-up versions of my childhood favorites. Who knows, maybe the kids will eat them too! - By Kelsey Banfield



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