Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cheesy {stove top} Mac & Cheese

I love making food that reminds me of special people and places.  This recipe is from my sister in law, Margaret.  We've been lucky enough to end up living kind of close to each other for several years and have spent many holidays side by side cooking together in the kitchen.  She's one of my favorite cooking partners!  This is a recipe that she introduced to us at a family reunion many, many years ago.  I've tried different homemade macaroni recipes but this is the one I keep going back to.  You can add in chopped up ham or vegetables to make it more hearty, but it's absolutely wonderful as it is too.  It's such a great simple recipe and it always makes me smile because it tastes so good I can't make it and not think about Margaret.

16 oz elbow macaroni
1 stick of butter
8 oz block cheddar cheese
2-4 Tbs milk
Salt and pepper, to taste

Boil noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile cut block of cheddar into cubes.  When noodles are finished cooking, drain then return to pan and immediately stir in butter and cheese, then add milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Continue stirring until cheese is melted and smooth, season with salt and pepper (add steamed vegetables at this point if you are using them) and serve immediately.

Source:  Margaret Jolley


Tyler and Margaret said...

ohhhh. I love you too Janessa!!!!

Jamie Young said...

Love this dish and love that Margaret too!

Janessa said...

Right back attcha ;-)

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