A couple of weeks ago, I asked D what he thought we should have for dinner. He mentioned spaghetti. Now, as long as I can remember, I have not been a fan of spaghetti. Whenever we had it when I was a little girl I was less than enthused when that was on the menu for dinner...but I ate it. He also suggested fish. So, I chose fish but made macaroni and cheese to go with it. That's one of D's favorites! I haven't really made mac and cheese except for the kind from the blue box.
Sunday Baker. I didn't use her exact recipe but based mine on it. It was quick, easy, and lightened from a normal MC recipe. I took some whole wheat egg noodles but when I got to D's house, he had pulled out some elbow macaroni; so, I used that. Not sure how much it was, but it seemed to be almost the whole bag.
Since that time, I've used the same recipe with half a bag of whole wheat egg noodles. This takes all off 10 minutes to make. Just boil the noodles. While they cook, you make a sort of beschemel sauce, add cheese, and then stir the drained noodles into the sauce. I thought it turned out well. D said it was really good...and gave him lots of leftovers! :-) Try it soon...goes great with fish.
Quick homemade Mac and Cheese
your favorite noodle (elbow macaroni, egg noodles, rigatoni, etc)
2 tablespoons margarine
3 tablespoons white
1 cup milk
4 oz. cheese (I used 1/2 block of sharp cheddar), shredded
Boil water, put noodles in water and cook until done. Meanwhile, put margarine and flour in a saute pan over medium heat. Stir together until "paste" forms. Then add milk and whisk together. Cook until a thick sauce forms. Add the cheese and stir until melted. When noodles are done, drain and then stir into the cheese sauce. Enjoy!