I thought I already posted about my mac & cheese recipe, but now that I look through my archive, I guess I did not!
Good thing I caught it. How can good ol' mac & cheese not make it on the blog? =)
I think both Jeff and I are spoiled from eating lots of homemade mac & cheese bakes. Now, whenver we hear people say "i made mac & cheese today", or "I ate some mac & cheese", we automatically think that they are referring to homemade macaroni and cheese bake casseroles!
Well, boxed-macaroni-and-cheese eaters, here's your chance to make your own crispy, (real) cheesey, noodley goodness. It's actually quite easy.
For your ingredients, you will need:
8 ounces macaroni, 4 tbs butter, 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper, 1 cup half-and-half, 1 cup, 1 cup bread crumbs, 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
Cook the macaroni, then pour the macaroni into your baking dish. In a seperate sauepan, melt the butter, then stir in flour. Add the salt, pepper, and milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add 2 cups of the cheese. When everything is melted, pour the sauce over the macaroni in the baking dish, and mix. Top it with the rest of the cheese then top it with bread crumbs.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.
Some toppings you can add with the bread crumbs and cheese is ham or bacon.