The Incredibles might be the most fun Pixar movie ever made. It’s always a joy watching it. I want to go save the world right after too. There wasn’t too much food, except for the family’s leftover night. I just wonder how much food they make on a regular night because it seemed like almost a full meatloaf, big bowl of mashed potatoes and steak. A full steak. I’ll give Mrs. Incredible the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they had guests that canceled last minute or something.
- Mushy peas
- Fruit bowl
- Last piece of chocolate cake
- Mashed potatos
- Mac and cheese pasta
Jack Jack’s Mac
Mrs. Incredible (Parr) is feeding Jack Jack mac and cheese.
I have never made mac and cheese that wasn’t from a blue box. It was a little trickier than boiling noodles and adding a packet of fake cheese and milk. But it turned out great.
- 2 cups dried macaroni
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 heaping teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar, grated, plus more for baking
- Seasoned salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- chili powder, paprika, and thyme to taste
- Heat oven to 350ºF
- Cook the macaroni until it is almost done, but still a little firm. Drain and set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg.
- In a large pot, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour.
- Whisk together over medium-low heat.
- Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly. Careful to not let it burn.
- Pour in the milk, add the mustard and whisk until smooth.
- Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.
- Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
- Whisk together until smooth.
- Pour the egg into the sauce, whisking constantly.
- Stir until smooth.
- Add in the cheese and stir to melt.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon salt,
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and the pepper.
- Add any additional spices.
- Taste the sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed.
- Pour in the drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
- Pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake until bubbly and golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.
Mr. Incredible’s Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes were also at the dinner.
Here’s the recipe I used.
- 2 large potatoes
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut into rough chunks
- Place in a large pot of boiling water
- Boil until the potatoes are soft and a fork slides easily through them
- Drain the water
- Add the butter, heavy cream, garlic, salt and pepper
- Mash with a masher. If you want them creamier, add more heavy cream
Mr. Incredible break’s Dash’s plate when cutting the steak. On a side note, did they name Dash, Dashiell knowing that he would be fast and they could use Dash as a nickname? Did he show some signs as an infant? Or was it just some crazy coincidence.
I just seasoned the steak with salt and pepper and cooked it in a cast iron skillet. Make sure the steak is room temperature before cooking. Here’s a great video that shows you how to make a great pan-cooked steak by Gordon Ramsay.
Violet didn’t even touch her meatloaf.
I don’t know why. Meatloaf is super tasty. Especially this recipe
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 1 slice bread ( broken or chopped finely) (or 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs)
- 1 egg
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/2 cup whole milk (or a little more)
- 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed firm
- 1 tablespoon molassas
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350ºF
- Combine all the meatloaf ingredients
- Place into a loaf dish
- Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour on top of meatloaf
- Bake for 1hr - 1hr 15 minutes
Very classic American food right here. It was all really good. The meatloaf was probably some of the best I’ve ever had and the steak was the best since Goucho Goofy.
Jack Jack Mac – 7.75/10
Mashed Potatoes – 8/10
Dash Steak – 9.5/10
Violet’s Meatloaf – 9/10