Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

1 pound elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Cook macaroni according to package directions, until elbows are tender but firm. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan or skillet. Add flour and blend well; cook until bubbly and slightly browned. Add milk a bit at a time, stirring to remove lumps. (Remove from heat if necessary.) Cook until mixture thickens. Add salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cups cheese. Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni; gently stir until all the elbows are coated. Pour macaroni and cheese into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through in a 350° oven. Remove from oven, top with remaining shredded cheese, and return to oven for five more minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)