Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese

I have made {more like ruined} my fair share of homemade macaroni and cheese. You wouldn't think it would be that hard but boy oh boy! You really have to follow directions when making this stuff! This recipe is by far the easiest and not to mention the yummiest homemade mac and cheese I have made thus far. My one year old honest to goodness ate more than me! Delicious!

Macaroni and Cheese
recipe from 100 Days of Real Food

1 1/2 cups cooked macaroni noodles
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sharp or extra sharp grated cheddar cheese (the sharper the better!)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional topping: grated parmesan or breadcrumbs

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Melt butter in a medium sized pot over medium heat. Add flour to butter and stir until the mixture starts to darken but doesn't burn. Turn the heat down low and quickly whisk in milk. Turn the heat back to medium and continue whisking until the mixture starts to thicken and all the lumps are gone. Stir in the grated cheese until it is melted. Turn off the heat and add the macaroni noodles. Serve and eat up!

Special notes: The original recipe uses whole wheat noodles and whole wheat flour. I have tried it and it is yummy! Except I prefer all purpose flour because the whole wheat flour makes the sauce a little gritty.

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