Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mom's Mac-n-Cheese

So many resolutions at the new year center around eating better. Here's a recipe for those who want to eat good. Damn good. Dave's mom makes AWESOME mac-n-cheese. Great for feeding crowds, a 6 qt crock pot favorite. If you're looking for something to stick to your ribs and make you tingle to your toes (in a way that makes you want to dial 911 for cardiac life support), then this is the one you want. (BIG THANKS to Mrs. C for yet another batch of fantastic yummie stuff!)

(Dave's) Mom's Mac-N-Cheese

3 lbs. elbow mac. cook until done let sit in the water do not drain yet.
3 lb block of hunter's Cheddar (this is a very sharp Cheddar cheese)
1 lb block of regular Cheddar (this is the mild or regular Cheddar)
1 lb Colby
1/4 lb of butter
flour as needed (see below)

Boil up the macaroni till it's about 3x it size. Yep. Puff it up real good.

Shred all cheese and set aside

Melt 1/4 lb of butter in a large pan, add flour by the tablespoon stirring until you get a flour/butter paste like consistency...add milk and stir until blended, creamy and smooth.

When macaroni is cooked, pour any water that is now left in the mac off, add the cheese and stir in the milk/butter sauce until you get the thickness you want...a little bit towards soupy is ok...pour into baking pan etc. ..cover with MORE shredded cheddar and pepper to taste...bake at 350 until golden brown on top

Seasoned or plain breadcrumbs on top.

For group serving:
Crock pot it after you bake. Yum!!!!


Taryn Elliott said...

Looks AWESOME. I'm snagging this recipe to try. Thanks for posting!

Ursula said...

You will not be sorry!!!!! I see this stuff at events and I know heaven is real.