So, we learn through flashbacks that, during college, Ross brought his roommate Chandler home for several Thanksgivings. The first time, Monica offered to make him mac & cheese since he didn't eat Thanksgiving food. When eating it, Chandler said, in an offhand way, "This is great, you should be a chef!" and Monica just excitedly said "Ok!" And as we know, she became a professional chef. It's one of my favorite Fat Monica moments, though I love her allatimes. I could only find this long clip, so you can jump ahead (to 1:15-1:35, and then to 2:45-3:00), but it's so fun, why not just watch it all.
You start by boiling carrots and potatoes. I got the idea from the famous VegNews recipe years ago, and since then I've adapted it into my own specialty. I usually do two pounds (!!) of each, like 7-8 small potatoes and 10 peeled and chopped carrots (not baby carrots, too sweet). Come on, you need lots of sauce! Then, you blend the vegetables with margarine, milk, nooch, cashews, mustard, lemon, salt and pepper, and sometimes soy sauce/tamari/miso if it needs to be saltier. Mix in your pasta, and voila! My favorite mac & cheese.
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