Saturday, April 25, 2020
Welcome to your Saturday Quarantine recipe! I am trying to do this on the weekend because I know I struggle with what to cook!
Would you like a really good and really easy homemade mac and cheese recipe? This comes from my cousin by way of her family friend.
What you need:
2 cups creamette or macaroni noodles (I also used penne one time)
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
2 tablespoons flour
1 and 1/2 cups milk (I used skim and it was fine)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper (I am pretty sure I added a bit more and I also added cajun seasoning because I literally add it to everything)
1 cup cheese (I could not believe how little the amount of cheese was – I used some sharp and some mozzarella)
Note: I made a half recipe below in an 8×8 but this calls for a 9×13.
Look at my governor doing his nightly report in my photo below.
Boil your noodles and drain. I like to undercook a bit because it will still go in the oven.
Melt butter over low heat.
Stir in flour and keep stirring until it reaches a smooth paste consistency.
Slowly pour in milk, stirring constantly.
Add salt and pepper and cook until thick.
Place drained noodles in the baking dish and top with prepared sauce. Top with cheese. I did stir because I was scared not to.
The recipe also says to top with tomato slices. That sounds really good, but I did not do that, either.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. This recipes comes together pretty quickly!
Get in your belly, right?
Let me know if you try it. And, you know what, this is easy enough that your kid(s) could do it!