Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Macaroni and Cheese
We made homemade mac and cheese for the fourth of July cookout. I found a great recipe at allrecipes. Since I was in Wisconsin visiting I didn't cook out. I went to my mom's and we made sloppy joes, fried chicken, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad and for dessert we had homemade strawberry pie with whipping cream.
I followed the recipe and it turned out great. I added smashed ritz crackers mixed with melted butter to the top before baking. Yummy !!
I'm glad I made a double batch !! I served the second batch with baked pork chops the next day. Outstanding !! I hope everyone had a great fourth of July. I know we did !!
1 2/3 cups dry, small elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12 fluid ounce) can NESTLE® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.
2. Combine cornstarch, salt, mustard and pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, water, and butter. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted. Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.