[The following post is sponsored by Lactaid.]
Over the weekend I was planning my Thanksgiving menu. The kids and I were actually drinking smoothies made with Lactaid milk at the time, and that got me thinking about how I could make Thanksgiving dinner a little easier on my stomach using Lactaid milk.
Since Lactaid is 100% real milk (just without the lactose), I can drink it and use it in cooking without any stomach problems.
Thanksgiving Mac & Cheese
One of the things that I always make on Thanksgiving is some kind of mac and cheese. I have five or six different mac and cheese recipes that I like to use, and really, all of them could be made easier on my stomach just by using Lactaid milk instead of regular milk (which I often do). But I wanted to make something a little more special than my usual mac, and completely lactose free (or close enough not to affect me). So after we finished our smoothies I got to work, and tested an idea out for lunch.
My idea was to replace some of the cheese I usually use in mac and cheese with butternut squash, reduce the butter, and replace all of the milk with Lactaid milk. …