Monday, June 16, 2008
Grandma's Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
This recipe goes down in history! I never made it until I got married and lived far from family. My Grandma makes it best. It is so tasty, cheesy, and creamy. See for yourself...you have to try it out! This recipe is made by my whole family and we probably all make it differently. Here is the recipe, and how I like to make it. I probably make this once a month. My son loves "loo-loo's", that's noodles for those of you who don't know, so this is always a successful meal. It is perfect with some hot out of the oven rolls and Peas, Green Beans, or Carrots. Gotta have the veggies! I like to salt and pepper mine. If you want to throw in some meat for the kids, you can cut up cooked hot dog, or ham. Enjoy!!!
Boil water and cook 4 cups Macaroni Elbow Noodles as directed; Rinse and drain. (I always make extra noodles for my son to munch on while it is cooking, and for later.)
5 Tbsp Butter
1/3 Cup Flour
2 1/4 Cups Milk
2 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
Melt Butter in medium saucepan. Whisk Flour into butter. Be careful not to let it burn on the bottom. I usually pull my pan off of the heat. Add your Milk and whisk. Stir constantly to prevent from burning on the bottom of the pan. When your white sauce is thick and bubbling, remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of Cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
Grease 9X13 Baking dish. Pour drained, cooked macaroni noodles in your baking dish. Mix in 1 Cup of cheese with noodles. Add cheesy white sauce and mix well. Top with remaining Cheese and cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are bubbling.