Kraft. eat your heart out. This is pretty basic, but also a lot healthier then your average box of mac n cheese.
BARLEY MAC 'N CHEESE
1/4 c. barley uncooked
1/2 white onion, chopped or sliced
1/2 tomato, diced
1 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
1 oz fresh parmesan, shredded
dash of the following [to flavor]
#1 bring at least 1 c of water to boil, add barley and cook until tender [up to 30m.] but not until fully cooked.
#2 add onion and tomato, reduce heat, cook for another 15 min.
#3 drain any additional water in pan.
#4 add spices and cheese.
#5 stir and serve.