Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Erin's Mac n' Cheese

The conversation is ALWAYS the same...

What's for dinner?

Mac n' Cheese

Erin's Mac n' Cheese?


Yay!!! Yippee!!! That's my favorite! It's the BEST pasta ever! etc...

And that's how it became know as "Erin's Mac n' Cheese"

After G was born my WONDERFUL friend Traci organized meals for us. We were so lucky to have so many generous people bring us amazingly delicious meals for several weeks. It truly was a sanity saver! Mealtime can be crazy, add in a newborn who needs to eat every few hours and you can have utter chaos! I can honestly say there was not one meal that was not loved by my family. Night after night I watched the girls gobble up the food and demand I ask the chef for the recipe! 

The recipe I am sharing today comes from my good friend Erin. You also know her from Lois Pearl Designs. This is hands down our family's favorite mac n' cheese. We inhaled it!!! There may have been tears when we realized it was all gone. G is only 3 months old and we have had it at least 5 times since he was born. The ONLY problem is that there NEVER are left-overs! I would double the recipe, but I'm not sure that would guarantee any...we'd probably just eat double! 

You probably have everything you need already in your pantry and fridge so make it tonight! Your family will think you are a Master Chef!
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles (cooked al dente) 
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I mix it up, pretty much use what I have on hand)
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim and it thickens up just fine)
  • 3T butter
  • 3T flour
  • 2t season salt

Melt butter in pan. Add flour, stir until bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk. Stir until milk thickens. Add cheese and salt. Pour over cooked pasta. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly.

And then stand back and watch your family DEVOUR this amazing pasta!

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