Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This was the perfect weekend for a fire pit with friends. my hubby made some delicious ribs for a fireside dinner, and we feasted on homemade macaroni and cheese and cornbread. it was great to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air....i'm thinking spring is just around the corner....
here's my recipe for homemade mac & cheese....btw this is more for the adults than kids!
2 1/2 cups milk
1 lb macaroni elbows
1/2 stick of butter
3 T flour
2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 Cup parmesean cheese
a pinch of salt
a dash of pepper
and 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs for the topping, if you prefer
Preheat oven to 400F
bring pot of water to a boil and cook elbows until they are aldente, approximately 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile bring milk to a slow boil, then set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter, and stir. When it begins to get foamy, add flour and cook about 5 minutes, until mixture begins to brown.
Then add milk a little bit at a time, until the mixture becomes smooth. Add the cheddar cheese, and stir until fully melted and sauce becomes thick. Use the remaining butter to grease a 13 x 9 inch pan. Pour the cheese sauce over noodles, season with salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes in baking pan.
Top with breadcrumbs and bake approximately 15-20 minutes until top is browned...or until hot!