In this easy mac & cheese, the sauce ingredients are added to the cooked pasta to melt and bubble through. It makes a big enough batch for several lunches – and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Boost protein and fibre by using whole grain or legume-fortified pasta.
A pot of bacon jam is an ideal cold-weather project; it will infuse your house with the sweet smell of bacon and maple syrup, with a couple jars of sticky-salty jam as a reward. Slather inside a mess of grilled cheese sandwiches for a kitchen full of tobogganers.