Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I have a confession to make. I LOVE macaroni and cheese straight from the box. I really love it. Although, I am a bit of a Kraft Macaroni and Cheese snob, I have discovered that most people WAY overcook the noodles, turning it into something I am not sure anybody could love. ANYWAY, since I really love Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, I have never really felt the need to make it from scratch, until I found this. Now, I love both and we have double the macaroni and cheese around here.

macaroni- cooked to packaged specifications
1 stick butter
4 heaping tablespoons of flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup- cup shredded cheese

Melt the butter in a pot. Add the flour and whisk together, letting them mix for a minute. Then whisk in the milk. After this is mixed, add the cheese, whisking so the cheese will melt. You can add as much or as little cheese as you want. I typically like to add cheese until the sauce starts taking on an orange tint. You could also make this with any other shredded cheese you have on hand. Mix the noodles into the sauce and serve. Do you make macaroni from the box or from scratch?


8 comments:

Alicia said...

My family are mac and cheese maniacs! I hate the boxed kind but my husband loves it!

Megan Harmeyer said...

This is about how I make mine, too, but I add in ham. I love it and I'm so hungry right now, this actually made my mouth water! LOL

Becca said...

I'm a cheese snob. So try this, but with Gruyere cheese instead of anything orange. Mmmmm.

Lu said...

We do both: from the box for lunch when it's just me and the kid, and from scratch then Daddy is home. :) He only uses cheese and eggs in his. It's good but took me some getting used to. I'm sure he will love to try it on you when we come visit...

Stray Stitches said...

Basically how I make my mac and cheese too. And boy can I make the mess with the flower flying and the cheese ending up on the counter, the stove, and the floor - lol!

lifeofdi said...

Gonna have to try this. I love box Mac, but this looks delicious.

Vodka Logic said...

Sounds yumm.... BUT I make the best baked mac and cheese ever. :)

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

Sounds good but I add some off my cheese as a layer on top and then stick under the broiler for a few minutes to brown it just a bit.

 
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