Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ultimate Comfort Food

Who doesn't like Macaroni and Cheese? I mean really, it's like a slice of heaven! Warm, gooey, and filling with a crunchy crust. Aaaah...

Sorry, I just don't have anything more to say about Mac N Cheese- it's that good that it needs no commentary!

I will say that I served this comforting dish with a lovely salad of fresh spinach, sliced dried apricots, almond slices, and a dash of olive oil.

Homemade Mac N Cheese
With help from Boss Leslie

  • 1 Box Elbow Macaroni, I think 8 oz, but maybe more
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 2+/- Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 1/2 C. Milk
  • 1/4 C. Cream
  • 1-2 tsp. Dry Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 2 C. Shredded White Cheddar
  • 1/2 C. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 C. Grated Romano Cheese
  • Panko breadcrumbs, enough to coat top

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package and drain. Pour into a large casserole dish and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the flour, adding slowly until mixture is smooth and a little thick.
  5. Slowly whisk in the milk, bringing to a gentle boil, thickening the sauce. When it is smooth and creamy, mix in the cream.
  6. Stir in the mustard and salt and pepper to your tastes.
  7. Stir in the cheeses until melted.
  8. Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni in the casserole pan. Sprinkle panko on the top of the mac n cheese until a you get a nice coating.
  9. Bake in oven until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

1 comment:

MrsPresley said...

looks great! and i agree, nothing more comforting than some mac n cheese!