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Thursday, January 24, 2008

sometimes this just sounds good!

i don't know why, but this morning i woke up in the mood for macaroni & cheese. maybe it's because it's raining outside. maybe it's because it's thursday, & i've barely scratched the surface of this week's "to do" list. maybe it's because i miss my mom & i miss having someone taking care of me. whatever the reason, i'm sure the mac & cheese will cure my blues.

home-made macaroni & cheese
(it's definitely the cheesiest)

1 1/2 cups macaroni(this is one measurement i never pay attention to, i usually just dump the whole bag in)
1 1/2 cups of grated cheese (i just use whatever i've got on hand & i keep adding cheese until i think it's cheesy enough)
1 egg
1/2 qt. of mild
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
salt & pepper to taste

cook macaroni in boiling water. once it's cooked run cold water over it. butter the sides of your bowl or casserole dish. place 1/2 the macaroni in bowl & sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese. add rest of macaroni & top with remaining cheese. (actually, i prefer to layer the macaroni & cheese, spreading the yummy goodness all over!) in a separate bowl beat the egg, milk, salt, onion salt and salt & pepper, and pour over macaroni. bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees.


Jessica said...

Kelly, this sounds like a great recipe. And far easier and homey than most I come across. I'm gonna have to try it soon.

the hogan's said...

Yum...Im a HUGE mac and cheese fan so I'll have to try this.

Mom2fur said...

Can anything beat homemade mac & cheese? I just love it. I also use what cheese is on hand. But if I plan it ahead of time, I buy a little Jarlsberg to mix in with it. Just a quarter pound from the deli. Not frugal, really adds an amazingly creamy yumminess. My recipe is a little different from yours, as I start with a roux, mix in evaporated milk and then add the cheese until it is gooey and melty. Oh! And I mix crushed up Ritz crackers with butter and sprinkle it on top!
I actually have some in my freezer, since the recipe makes so much. I need to take it out so we can have it for dinner next week!

Bridget said...

mac n cheese has got to be THE best comfort food ever. Its 30 degrees here and I could really use some of that. Yum!

Natasha said...

YUM, my MIL makes the best mac and cheese and it is a total comfort food for me!

Chelsey said...

I am totally making this tonight. Dave is going to love it, thanks for sharing! I had so much fun today, we need to get together more often!

Lisa said...

That sounds fantastic! I remember the first time I had homemade mac&cheese. I was in Jr High and eating dinner at a friends house and I was shocked that you could make it homemade. Needless to say my friends family looked at me like I was homeless and to this day they make fun of me. In my house if it wasn't in a box then we didn't eat.

love.boxes said...

What a great recipe. I thought you were talking about the blue box for a sec and was about to tell you that you're crazy because that stuff has an aftertaste and college ya know... But, this, this looks really great!

Monkey Giggles said...

Yummy...comfort food love it

Em said...

Did you make it for breakfast? : ) Sounds good! We'll make it. Thanks.