Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mac 'n' Cheese

My leftovers, reheated with more cheese and fried onions. :-P

Last night Mister and I had a delicious meal of baked mac 'n' cheese. This led to contention, as per usual, as Mister and I have differing ideas of what goes into said dish. But, we pulled together, and crafted this delicious dish.

Mac 'n' Cheese à la 12/6/10
-- 1# pasta (we used small shells)
-- 8 oz. sharp cheddar (preferably Cabot! :-P)
-- 4 Tbs. butter
-- flour
-- milk
-- paprika
-- pepper
-- fried onions (TJ's brand)

Start by making a roux with the butter and flour. Add milk until it reaches a sauce-like consistency (you may need to keep adding milk throughout to keep said sauce-like consistency). Stir in cheese, cut into chunks, a little at a time until incorporated fully. Add spices, and let cook a little bit (make sure it's still thin enough).

Make pasta. Drain. While you're at it, oil your casserole dish and preheat your oven to 350F.

Mix pasta and sauce together, and pour into casserole dish, making sure to even it out. Pop in the oven for ~10 mins or however long you'd like, remove dish from oven, top with fried onions, and put back in the oven for another 5 mins.

Devour. Complain that your tummy is full. Package it up into leftovers for yourself and your dinner partner.

1 comment:

  1. This looks and sounds amazing- I love the addition of onion straws! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It's going on the dinner roster for this week :) The farm families who own Cabot appreciate your support!