“When are you going to write about me in your blog?”

I already blogged about the person responsible for the above quote, but clearly this was insufficient!  However, she is one of the people alluded to in this pretty soppy post.  I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY NOW!!! :P

I decided a few days ago that I wanted to post about trust.  I’ve always said that I’m very trusting; and I certainly let people close very easily, which has led to many a mishap (trololol), but recently I’ve gotten a new take on the word.  I think trust means believing someone when they say they like you.  Truly believing it, without having to ever question it.  People who you can be 100% yourself around, with no pretences, no defences.  That kind of trust does not come easily with me.  But, much to my surprise, it’s crept up on me without me even noticing, and yay *\o/*  Having friends who I truly trust has given me such confidence, and it’s changed me for the better.  

The people who this is about know who they are.  They’re the ones who’ve held my hand when I’m scared without me saying a word.  The ones who post ‘BOOBIES’ on my wall, to cheer me up when I’m sad.  The ones who know me more than I know myself.  The ones who know the exact right words to make me collapse into hysterics.  The ones who send me spoons in the post to make my day.  The ones I leave my phone on in the night for, just in case they should need me.  The ones who listen to my ridiculous schemes and plans, and cheer on my sheer foolishness and reckless abandon.

*shuffles*  I did warned you this post was soppy…

And I can never find the right way to say thank you, so here, on my public blog, with a statement of regret for my appalling cheesiness, THANK YOU.  I LOVE YOU <3 <4

Macaroni Cheese!

I make amazing macaroni cheese, not going to lie.  Someone requested my cheese sauce recipe, so I thought I would share it with the world, as good food = happy!  This could also come in useful for those partaking in NUDELAUFLAUF next week!

Serves about three people.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon plain flour
1/2 pint milk (have made it with both skimmed and semi-skimmed, and both work fine)
120g grated cheese (probably more than that really!)

Instructions
1.  Melt the butter calmly in a saucepan, on a low heat

2.  Add the flour and mix, keeping on a low heat.  The flour and butter should clump together, somewhere between a paste and a ball of 
     dough.  If not, add more flour/butter.
3.  Very gradually add the milk, stirring patiently until combined after each addition.
4.  Increase the temperature and sprinkle in the cheese, whilst stirring continuously. 
5.  Once the cheese has melted, raise the temperature and bring to the boil, stirring lots.  If allowed to just sit and bubble, it will get sad. 
6.  Taste the sauce to see if it is cheesy enough.  If not, add more cheese.
7.  Stir for a further minute to thicken and reduce the heat and stir a little more.
8.  Mix in to pasta and nom.

So yeah, cheese sauce.  Enjoy :)