Saturday, November 9, 2013

Baked Macaroni and Cheese




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.
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