Fall time is all about pumpkin and then after Thanksgiving and ALL the leftovers, then I might be pumpkin’d out :)
While I was browsing food blogs I came across this Smoked Gouda and Pumpkin Mac and Cheese recipe. I absolutely had to try it!
Mac and Cheese is already a favorite food of mine…it is the ultimate comfort food. Adding smoked gouda and pumpkin makes it heaven :D
Smoked gouda pairs well with bock beers. Bock beers are dark lagers with a rich malty taste that compliments the nutty, smooth flavor of smoked gouda.
For this meal I chose the Ayinger Celebrator or doppelbock. It had a deep malty aroma and rich, dark flavor (not to mention the goat necklaces!). Bock beers are great because they have dark tones but have a lager backbone which makes them not as heavy as stouts and porters.
The Ayinger Celebrator was a great compliment to the Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. To find the recipe visit confessions of a chocoholic. I followed the recipe almost completely. I just used shell pasta (Annie’s mac and cheese got me hooked) instead of elbow macaroni and I added some cherry tomatoes :D
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