Dec 21, 2013

Baked Mac and Cheese

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Cooks Note: Everyone loves Mac and Cheese. There a a million and one ways to make it and I think it is fun to just try them all. This was very classic, very yummy and very simple. I served it with salad for a weeknight dinner. Let me know if it is as good as yours. Enjoy!


1 8 ounce pkg elbow macaroni
4 T butter
4 T flour
1 c milk
1 c cream
1/2 t salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c breadcrumbs, buttered


Preheat oven to 400
Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside
In a large saucepan, melt butter
Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended
Pour milk and cream in gradually, stirring constantly
Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly)
Reduce heat and cook 10 min (stirring constantly)
Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 min, or until cheese melts
Turn off flame
Add in macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coast with cheese sauce
Transfer macaroni to buttered baking dish
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs
Bake 20 minutes or until top is golden brown
Serves 4-6

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