Friday, March 22, 2013

My Mom's Macaroni and Cheese



My mom is not much of a cook. This she will admit to any of you. But the woman can boil pasta an melt velveeta like nobody's business. Growing up, macaroni and cheese was make homemade only for special occasions. Any other time it came out of a box. Macaroni and cheese in general is something that one bite and I am transported into time. Funny that my son will not eat it this way. He finds it too cheesy. I do not know where this child came from.

My Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
2 TB butter
2 TB flour
1 cup whole milk warmed up (micro works perfect 1 minute)
2 cups elbow macaroni cooked but not all the way
1/2 box veleveeta cubed
1 tsp dry mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
in a sauce pan melt the butter
while the butter is melting put the milk in the micro for a minute to take the chill off
 and cube up the cheese
add the flour and mix with a whisk and cook for about a minute
it should look like this
add the milk and keep whisking
and add the mustard
when the milk is thick enough that you can coat the back of a spoon and draw with you finger, add the cheese and stir with a wooden spoon until melted.
add some black pepper, or dont... but resist the urge to grab some jalapenos and tortilla chips
butter a baking dish
add your noodles and resist the urge to dump into a bowl, the noodles arent cooked all the way (well mine might be lol
Dump into a baking dish and pop into a 350 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes
oh my...pure heaven

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