Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Macaroni and Cheese

Since dad is out of town, I am letting the kids make the meal calls.  They picked a good one here.  I haven't made baked mac and cheese in forever!  Not that nasty box on the shelf at the store.  REAL mac and cheese with REAL cheese...not neon orange whatever that is.

Boil 1 pound of elbow macaroni and drain.

The recipe called for 1 1/4 cup of white cheddar and 1 1/4 cup of yellow cheddar.  Grate it with a box grater or whatever you have.

Chop one small onion and dice 8 ounces of ham into cubes.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large sauce pan.

Saute the onions for 5 minutes.  Whisk in 1/4 cup of flour and then 4 cups of milk and salt & pepper.

Add the pasta, 2 cups of cheese and the ham.

Place into a 9 x 13 casserole dish.  Top with remaining cheese and fresh bread crumbs.  To make the bread crumbs, simply put two slices of bread into your food processor and pulse.

Bake for 30 minutes.

For the complete recipe go to:  www.everydayfood.com.  That will take you directly to the link!
Enjoy!  Leftovers are amazing!!!

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