Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mac N' Cheese

Mac N' Cheese sounds great on a cold, snowy night. Too bad it is too blustery to go to the store and get the ingredients.

Recipe: Homemade Mac N' Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Topping:
In a small sauce pan: Melt 1/2 stick of butter
Stir in: 3 cups coarse bread crumbs, 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Set aside

Sauce:
In a large sauce pan: Melt 1 stick of butter
Stir into melted butter and whisk for 2  minutes: 6 Tb flour
Whisk in: 5 cups milk
Bring to a boil, Whisking constantly, After boiling turn down to a simmer and whisk for 3 minutes
Stir in: 1 pound (6 cups) of cheddar or colby jack cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan

Pasta:
Cook pasta aldente and save 1 cup of the water

Combine pasta, sauce, and 1 cup of saved water from the pasta; pour into a large baking pan. Spread topping over. Bake 20-25 minutes, til golden brown and bubbling. Enjoy!

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