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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mac and Cheese

Remember I talked about making sides to go along with the not so highly revered sloppy joes? It came to an amazing surprise that the critics loved the sloppy joes, but questioned the new Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I made last night. Mac and cheese is always a hit at our house. Always a hit when I make my good old stand-by recipe, that is...

I think the reason they did not appreciate this recipe as much is because they have grown up since they were itty bitty with Grandma's mac and cheese which is now my mac and cheese. And let's face it folks...it is definitely hard to beat creamy velveeta, butter, and half and half. If that tells you anything.

This recipe uses real ingredients, however. I have always questioned how real velveeta cheese could actually be. In PW's recipe, you can use whatever cheese you would like---which could definitely change the way it tastes. It's a baked macaroni and uses a tempered egg. I've never done that before in mac and cheese of all things. All in all, the recipe is fine--a bit grainy.

And maybe that is why we want to keep our good old stand-by of velveeta filled loveliness...


LeighSW said...

This one looks good but I have an amazing baked mac and cheese recipe that involves cream of mushroom soup (or any type of "cream of" soup) and crushed Cheez-its. Always a crowd pleaser! Let me know if you'd like the recipe.

Steph said...

Yes, I would love the recipe! I obviously love to try new things especially when someone else recommends them. Thanks! Do you want my email address? Or do you want to post it here?

Dawn said...

Steph...we did not like PW mac-n-cheese either! I think you should post grandma's mac-n-cheese so I can have a good recipe :)

LeighSW said...

Leigh's Mac and Cheese:
Approx. 1 # cooked pasta
1 c. mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip)
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup (you can use other cream soups but I think this combo is the best)
4 c. finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick butter
Crushed Cheez-its (reduced fat are crispier)- usually a half box will do the trick

Mix the pasta, mayo, Cream of Mushroom soup, and cheese together. Spread in a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Cut the butter into pieces and sprinkle over the top. Spread the crushed Cheez-its on top of that. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until the Cheez-its are lightly browned.

Let me know when you try it.

Steph said...

Thank you for the recipe! We finally got rid of our leftover mac-n-cheese, so I will definitely try this recipe the next time we're craving some roni's... :)