Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Frannie's Fixin's

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Comfort food at its best. Tryin' to make a good impression .. this'll do the trick!
Cookin' from scratch has never been so easy.

1 (8 ounce) pacakge macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups good quality shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup buttered breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
In a large saucepan melt butter.
Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.
Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).
Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.
Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Turn off flame.
Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Y'all enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum. I am trying like mad to get in really good shape, but maybe this dish can be for my splurge day!!!! There are few things better than homemade baked Mac & Cheese!!