Ok, so it wasn't the most pleasant of days today. . . USC lost. . . that means sadness in the Sarna house. We went to Sim's fraternity brother/ groomsman/ good friend Derek's house to watch the game with a bunch of other alums. Derek grilled and I made Mac n' Cheese. I love me some good mac n' cheese, YUMMY!!! Not the box stuff, but the real cheddar cheese stuff! No powders please!!! It is so easy! It takes the same amount of time to make it from scratch as it does out of a box. So next time you have a hankering, give it a try!!
Mac n' Cheese
What you'll need:
1 lb. (1 box) Macaroni (or elbows or twists, whatever)
4 tbsp. Corn Starch
2 tsp. Salt (sea salt if you have it)
1/2 tsp. fresh cracked Black Pepper
2 cans (24 oz. total) Evaporated Milk
2 cups Water
4 Tbsp. Butter
4 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated (A block of cheese grated, works better than pre-shredded (they put wax in the pre-shredded so it doesn't stick together))
A little sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese
What you'll do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 X 12 baking dish.
In a large pot cook the pasta to the packages instructions. You want it to be a little al dente (chewy) cause it will cook more in the cheese sauce.
While the pasta is cooking, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan. Stir in the milk, butter and the water. Bring to a boil for about 1 minute stirring often. Remove from the heat and add the cheese. When the pasta is done, toss it in the cheese sauce till covered.
Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with a little more cheddar cheese and a little bit of parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until it's all bubbly! and Enjoy!!!!
You could easily kick this up by adding onions, broccoli, sausage, or hot dogs.