Ariel told me that the other day Richard told her to make macaroni and cheese like your mom, to help get rid of the milk; he told her “you know the recipe”. She told me that she was looked at him and thought are you mad. And told him I can’t make it, I don’t even think there is a recipe.She even posted this story on Facebook and she was asked if she ever found the recipe out to let them know she replied; it’s in her head. It's never the same either. I don't think I'll ever know it.
Well today is your lucky day Ariel here is my recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Well today’s version anyway.
She is right I never make it the same way twice. It all depends on what cheese that I have on hand. Sometimes I top it with more cheese, or crushed potato chips. Today I used Crushed Cheez-it this happens to be Richard’s favorite topping.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
8oz. elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4oz. cream cheese
1 cup of crunched Cheez-its
Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray: set aside.Cook pasta according to the instruction on package, drain.
In a medium size sauce pan melt butter, blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook until bubbly for about a minute. Gradually add milk and cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Remove from heat add cheddar cheese and cream cheese stir until melted; stir in cooked pasta. Pour into baking dish and top with crushed Cheez-its.
Bake for 30 minutes.