1 1/4 cups elbow macaroni (I use whole wheat)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup packed, grated cheddar cheese
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!!