Macaroni and cheese, of course, calls for that familiar pasta shape. But who says you can’t get creative? Try farfalle and cheese. And instead of serving a green vegetable as a side dish, fold it into the main course.
Start by making a bechamel sauce and add a good amount of sharp Cheddar cheese to it. Separately, cook the broccoli with the pasta, then drain them and combine them with the sauce. Finally, put a topping of bread crumbs on the whole thing and stick it under the broiler to make it crunchy.
For dessert, saute apples and spoon them over scoops of dulce de leche ice cream. Mmmm, comfort food.