Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mac Cheese Special

Recipe first - Not as hard as it looks! I DO NOT make a cheese roux.

Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni & Cheese

You Will Need:

9 inch X 13 inch Pan
Heavy Duty Foil
Pam No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 - 10 oz. block EXTRA Sharp Yellow Cheddar Cheese 
1 - 10 oz. block EXTRA Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
(Preferably Helluva Good Cheese Brand or Cracker Barrel or Cooper)
1 - Box (16 oz.) Elbow Macaroni (Preferably Mueller’s or Barilla Brand)
1/2 Stick BUTTER (Preferably Keller’s Brand)
1 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs (Preferably Progresso Brand)
Parmesan & Romano 100% Grated Cheese (Preferably Kraft Brand)
Black Pepper (Preferably McCormick Brand)
5 Cups WHOLE Milk

Line pan with foil and spray with Pam. “Release” brand foil may be used instead of Pam (double lined pan).

Hand grate yellow cheese into bowl and put in freezer until ready to use. (Or use food processor to grate, more cleanup, though.)
Hand grate white cheese into another bowl and put in freezer too.

(Put a dash of canola oil in the water before cooking)
Cook macaroni at full rolling boil for 11 minutes. Do not salt. Drain.

Dump 1/2 of the macaroni into pan and spread around evenly.
With hand, sprinkle yellow cheese over macaroni.
Dump remainder of the macaroni evenly over the yellow cheese.
With hand, sprinkle white cheese over macaroni.

Generously sprinkle black pepper over all.

Evenly cover all with bread crumbs.
Generously sprinkle Parmesan & Romano cheese over all.
Cut butter into pats and place pats in two rows over top of all.
VERY GENTLY - pour 4 cups of milk along sides of pan.
Tilt pan forward and backward and left to right to make milk flow inside macaroni

Preheat oven to 350º
Bake one hour at 350º. After 1/2 hour do the “tilt” procedure again.
If dry, pour one cup milk over all.
It is done (approximately another 1/2 hour) when no milk can be seen as liquid.

Cool about 10 minutes before serving. Leftovers may be frozen.
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Do you know that baking is a national pastime? I read that somewhere.

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm gaining weight every time I visit. Looks real tasty!
    As far as the car show goes. I admit I took some bad pictures. It was hard to set up the shot without having someone walking in front of you or not bumping into someone backing up so I gave up. I still love cars though.