Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Rachel's Mac and Cheese

So, this recipe says Rachel's mac and Cheese but it should maybe be called Mary-Anne's Mac and Cheese because Rachel got the recipe from her mom. When Andrei and I were down visiting her and David this weekend, Rach made this for us for dinner one night. We devoured it!!

When I got back, I told my mom all about this, and she was was yeh, that's how you make mac'n cheese. I guess this recipe is for those who,  like me, had no idea how to make macaroni and cheese. It's definitely something everyone should have in their recipe collection.

-paprika, salt, pepper

 Directions as per Rach:
Cook and drain in cold water, 2 cups macaroni (elbows)
Melt 1/2 cup margarine (or butter) and stir (or whisk) in 3 tablespoons flour. Add slowly 1.5 cups of milk and cook until thickened. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Sprinkle into the sauce mix 1 cup grated cheese (I always use extra sharp cheddar) until melted.
Combine the pasta with the cheese sauce and put into an 8x8 dish.
Dot with 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter) and additional cheese. (This step is optional; on Saturday I just put some extra cheese on top).<< yaay
Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.
Sprinkle with paprika (also optional)

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