Sunday, December 2, 2007

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

2 T margarine
2 T flour
1 1/2 C milk
1 C grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
6–8 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
1/3 C bread crumbs (optional)
1 T melted butter (optional)

Melt margarine in medium frying pan. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture bubbles and turns a light tan color. Add milk and heat to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Reduce heat to low and fold in cheese to form a creamy cheese sauce.Method 1: Fold cooked pasta into sauce. Serve immediately.

Method 2: Put cooked macaroni in 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and pour the cheese sauce over. Mix gently to combine. Sprinkle with mixture of bread crumbs and melted butter. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes until bubbly.

Yield: 4 servings

Jackie Shafer

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