Monday, November 10, 2008

#26 Macaroni and Cheese

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated (or more if you like it cheesier)
1 package elbow macaroni (either large or small) cooked as per package instructions

Start the water for the macaroni.
Melt butter in a saucepan. When it starts to bubble add flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir constantly until it bubbles. Add the milk and stir frequently until it thickens and boils. Boil one minute, then gradually stir in half of the grated cheese. By now the pasta should be cooked. Put the pasta into a casserole dish, pour sauce over pasta and stir it in. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes.

You can add chopped bits of ham if you have some. MMMMmmmm.