Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Monday, July 25, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese

This is my favorite recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, it comes from Elise at Simply Recipes. She calls it Civil War Macaroni and Cheese and if you click on the link you will go to her post with some history and a little different method of making it. This is a little drier than if making a cheese sauce but we (especially Jerry) like it that way! :)

2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups elbow macaroni (I use whole wheat)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup packed, grated cheddar cheese
Black pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Heat milk in a saucepan until steamy. Stir in dry macaroni and let come to a gentle boil; reduce the heat to a simmer; watch closely and stir often so that it doesn't stick or boil over! :) Cook for 15 minutes or until done. The macaroni should absorb most of the milk. Add the butter, cheese, black pepper to taste and a pinch of nutmeg to the macaroni; stir well, add salt if needed. Pour into a greased baking dish; top with the bread crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and the top is lightly browned.

We had this with a broiled hamburger patty and some Swiss chard sauteed in bacon grease with a little crushed red pepper flake and the crumbled bacon added back in. YUMMY and very mid-western! LOL!!

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