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Monday, September 24, 2007

Fun Monday favorite recipes.

This weeks fun Monday is brought to us by Lisa at The Food Snob. Guess what she asked us to blog about food. Here is her challenge to us for this Fun Monday.....

"My challenge:

I want to see your favorite recipe, be it either because your grandmother wrote it, it's the easiest thing you can slap together that everyone likes, it makes you feel healthy, it's cheap, etc. You don't have to make it (although you could if you want) but let us see the index card, cookbook, printed paper from the web, and why it's a favorite in your house. If you have a lot, just pick one, I know I'll have to!"

I have to say that I really am not a big cook, I'm not a bad cook just don't like to do it. I use some recipes but mostly I just kind of throw things together. I decided to post a simple recipe that I got from my mother though that has been a favorite kind of "comfort food" since I was younger. I don't have any pictures though because Kelly doesn't like it I don't get to make it when he is in town......we had it quite a bit when he was in Alaska and we were in Oregon still! Like I said its a simple recipe and I'm sure you all have had it before.

Macaroni and Cheese.......the homemade kind not out of the box.......those are just gross!

Ingredients: 2 cups Elbow Macaroni (I like to use the medium size elbows)

1/4 cup butter (half a cube)
1/4 cup flour
1 can of canned milk
1/4 of a block of Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese (actually I use 2 cups Colby Jack, in my opinion it isn't good without Tillamook cheese but you may not be able to get that)
Bread Crumbs for top - seasoned or plain (the kind that comes in the container already crumbled unless you can make it better, I don't have the patience)

Instructions: Pre heat oven to 350

Boil Macaroni until cooked and put into a casserole dish.

In a sauce pan, melt butter slowly. When butter is melted add flour and stir until smooth. Add milk and stir until smooth and thickens a bit. Cut cheese into small chunks (I like to use the already shredded kind though) and gradually add to butter, flour, milk mixture. Stir continually until all cheese is melted.

When cheese is all melted and mixed smooth, pour over Macaroni and mix well. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. How much is up to you. This adds a crunch factor. Cook in 350 oven for 35 minutes.

enjoy!

Like I said though, I'm not a big cook. I much prefer to bake goodies and such like that. My cooking is good though unless I'm making rice.....for some reason I always burn it. I need a rice maker.

23 people had something to say:

lisa's chaos said...

That sounds yummy and you never outgrow Mac and Cheese. :)

Bethany said...

I love homemade mac & cheese!

Karmyn R said...

you KNOW Tillamook cheese is the best. (of course, someone in Wisconsin would probably disagree with us)

frannie said...

I love homemade mac and cheese!!

mjd said...

Ah, macaroni and cheese, the comfort food of the world

ChrisB said...

I see macaroni cheese is popular and we love it. I haven't done it for a while but now I've been reminded it will be on embee's menu later this week.

theotherbear said...

I love home made macaroni cheese. For some reason my hubby loves the kind out of a box, it's like a comfort food for him that takes him back to his childhood.

dawn said...

We are having Mac and Cheese for supper. It is the favourite dish of our 12 year old. Whenever I ask what we should have for supper, her answer is always Mac and cheese. Sometimes it is her lucky day.

Kaytabug said...

I love homemade mac-n-cheese!!!Thanks for sharing!!!

Heather K said...

I can't say that I love mac and cheese but done this way it's pretty good..and it's fairly inexpensive to make especially if you're having it as your main course! There have definitely been times when I was trying to stretch my groceries out and this was the main fare! I make one with a layer of cream cheese...the kids LOVE it but I don't like to do it too often because of the super high fat count that comes along with that cream cheese! :D
Hey you'll never believe it...I actually made a REAL post!?! well...no pictures but that will be coming as soon as I get some pics of the quilt that I'm working on.

Pamela said...

our kids never knew that was how you really made it.
I bought the blue box on my way home from work.

Heather K said...

Hey Terri come by when you have a chance...
:-)

karisma said...

Thats what I like to see, nice and easy!

Madisons Post Cards are on their way.

Steffi said...

I love Maccaroni with Cheese!Yummy!!!Your recipe sounds good!

Debs said...

My son thanks you for the recipe. He loves cheese and Mac and cheese is his favorite. I have only used a box...so making it Homemade will be a treat! :D

Sayre said...

Oooo that sounds delicious!
and
I can't make rice WITH a rice cooker.

Stacy said...

Where do you get canned milk? I have never heard of it!!

HeiressChild said...

well, of course since i don't eat cheese, you'd have to cook me something else. *lol*

Melanie said...

Sounds delicious. I love mac & cheese!!

Robinella said...

I'm really late getting around, obviously. Homemade mac n cheese is the best and a must. No boxes here either.

ps Enjoying the views of Alaska.

Beccy said...

I'm so going to try this as I love maccaroni cheese but never make it, the breadcrumbs sound like a nice touch.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry I missed you Monday!
This sounds like the perfect comfort food, I'll have to file it away for when it gets cold, thank you!

Casdok said...

I love your saying at then end!