Monday, November 21, 2011

Say "Cheese"....Macaroni and Cheese

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week! I have been cooking all day. I have been making macaroni & cheese, mini pumpkin pies, homemade bread and a macaroni casserole. My family loves the mac & cheese. I am not sure where the recipe came from but we have enjoyed it for at least 17 years. It is a very simple and easy recipe. I just top it with cheese, but you could top it with Ritz crackers or dry bread crumbs....yummy!

Favorite Mac & Cheese
2 TBS cornstarch
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 1/2 c milk
8 oz shredded sharp cheese
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 TBS margarine
8 oz macaroni, cook 6 minutes and drain

Set cooked and drained macaroni aside. In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt, dry mustard and pepper; stir in milk until smooth. Add margarine, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; reserve 1/4 c cheese for topping. Stir in remaining cheese until melted. Add macaroni. Turn into greased 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake in 375 degrees oven for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Have a great and wonderful Thanksgiving and may God bless you and your family,