The other night I had five men over for dinner. It was, of course, a business dinner for my husband. And, it was super easy to cook for. Because, truth be told, men are just big boys and they love the comfort food of their youth. And, if you can spice it up a bit- give it a little bit of adult flavor, they love it even more. Gourmet Mac and Cheese is the perfect dish for any guy…it’s the waist conscience girls that balk. What makes this mac and cheese special? For starters, the creamy richness of this dish sets it apart. This is no bought in a box mac and cheese. This is the real deal, made with whole milk and butter. And, the generous use of good cheese and spices take this old favorite to a new level. The nuttiness of an aged Gruyère coupled with the tang of a sharp Cheddar, with a dusting of cayenne and nutmeg thrown in for good measure, create a dish that is sophisticated enough to please the palate of any gourmet yet still makes you feel like you are six. Every time I make this I half expect to hear “Mom, is there any more?” from the guests at the table. And, while the “Mom” part might get left out- there are rarely leftovers when all is said and done!