Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grammie's Baked Mac and Cheese

 Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes that nearly everyone seems to love. It is so simple, just some pasta and cheese but we never seem to get tired of it.  The rich and creamy flavor with a golden crisp top, mac and cheese is amazing. Great for a side dish, but it's also satisfying as dinner on its own. We can also use it for inspiration to build something totally different. =)

Boiling the water, it requires patience and more patience.

The cheese.

The baker and her whittle apprentice, trying not to get banished for being rather messy at times. =)

Everyone has their adaptations and his is ketchup.
I highly...do not recommend this.

My grandmother doesn't really follow a recipe for this, so I tried to make note of the measurements and ingredients while she baked.  It can be a bit tricky until you've practiced a lot.  As Grandma said..."It's sort of like making a pie crust, you can type out all the ingredients and instructions but you really have to get a feel for it to make it right."  Sounds like "practice makes perfect" to me.

1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni
3 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup flour
1 1/8 cup milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill pot 1/3 way with water, bring to a boil and add 1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni and boil until tender.
2. In medium saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp. butter then add 1/4 cup flour and whisk, then add 1 1/4 cup milk. Stir until nice and consistent.
3. Drain macaroni and pour into buttered pan. Pour on the cheese mixture and fold until everything is covered, sprinkle 2 cups of cheddar cheese and bake for 45 min.

It's good to be back in California, but I still miss PA and all my family, friends, 3 fishes (that my cousins and brother won at the fair, and got flushed...after 2 days) and all the yummy food.

GB2- God Bless, Go Bake!!!


  1. I'm totally with you on Mac n' Cheese--it never gets old. Your grandmother is so adorable!

    1. This is my Grandma's new favorite comment. =)


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