Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

My family's favourite, this is the meal I make when we are tired and short on prep time. This is so much better than anything out of a box, and the surprising thing is, it will take you about the same amount of time as the packaged stuff, I promise! Add a salad, or for finicky eaters like mine, apple slices, to get a balanced meal.

Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 cups macaroni

While the macaroni cooks, make your white sauce:

In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
Immediately stir in 2 tablespoons of white flour.
You should have a thick paste.
Add 2 cups of milk (I prefer 2% or whole milk)
Using a whisk, stir frequently for a few minutes.
Your milk mixture will start to thicken.
Whisk some more to ensure it is smooth with no lumps.
Remove from the heat, and stir in 2 cups of cheddar cheese.
Add salt and pepper to taste

Your macaroni should be just about cooked by now-
Drain macaroni and combine with the cheese sauce....mmmmmm!

Try not to eat the whole pan by yourself, okay?

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