Aug 25, 2012

Product Review + Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese!

Do you ever get tired of cleaning baking dishes or annoyed when you forget your bakeware at a friend's house? Duh, of course you do! Well, my friends over at Chinet sent me an awesome care package to test out and use when cooking that alleviates both of these problems! Chinet is now offering a new line of disposable bakeware that is perfect for anyone on the go. Chinet's Bakeware allows you to go from the oven to the table to the fridge and microwave. Unlike aluminum baking pans, it's sturdy and won't bend or break under pressure!  Take it to a party or holiday dinner, no need to worry about extra cleaning or leaving it behind. Did I mention it's made of 90% recycled materials? Needless to say, I am loving my Chinet Bakeware!

Now, I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, this stuff is super light weight and I wasn't sure how it would hold up in the oven. Boy, was I wrong! The dish came out as perfect as when it went into the oven. The food stayed hot and the bakeware remained sturdy. Best of all, they come with tops so you can store it in the fridge and toss it out when you're done. No more cleaning, yay!

A few things to remember: The lids are only made for room temperature and refrigerator use. Also, Chinet Bakeware should not be used for dishes requiring baking at 400 degrees F or higher. Check out Chinet's Facebook and Twitter for coupons, baking tips and promotions. Now, to share what I baked in my Chinet Bakeware!

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese


1 (16 oz) box seashell pasta
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
8-10 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 10in baking dish. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and a dash of salt to keep them from sticking. Cook pasta for about 8 minutes until tender and drain. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour to saucepan and cook with butter until a foux forms. Stir in milk, salt and pepper until well combined. Add in shredded smoked Gouda and increase heat. Stir mixture until cheese is melted and sauce is thick. In the 10in baking dish combine pasta and cheese sauce. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

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