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  1. #1
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    I can't stand the stuff in the blue box, having grown up on this. The
    recipe itself is from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Notes on how Mom made
    it appear below, in the Notes.


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Macaroni and Cheese a la Mom

    Recipe By :Betty Crocker Cookbook (1977)
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Casseroles Pasta/Noodles

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    6 ounces elbow macaroni
    2 tablespoons grated onion
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    3 cups shredded American cheese
    2 cups Thin White Sauce -- (recipe below)
    1 tablespoon butter

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni as directed. Place half the
    macaroni in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with half the
    onion, salt, pepper and cheese; repeat. Pour white sauce over
    casserole. Dot with butter. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake
    15 minutes longer.

    Thin White Sauce:
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 tablespoon flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 cups milk

    Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and
    pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and
    bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring
    constantly. Boil and stir one minute.


    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    NOTES : Mom cooked and drained the macaroni, then poured the white
    sauce over it in the same saucepan she cooked the macaroni in. She
    never shredded the cheese (Kraft Deluxe American). She cubed it, and
    put about half of it into the sauce to melt. Then, shortly before
    either serving or baking it (sometimes it was served directly from the
    saucepan), she added the rest of the cheese, cut into about 1/2-inch
    cubes. This created extra cheesy parts of the casserole.

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  2. #2
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    On Jan 7, 6:01 pm, Damsel in dis Dress <carol-56inva...@charter.net>
    wrote:
    > I can't stand the stuff in the blue box, having grown up on this. The
    > recipe itself is from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Notes on how Mom made
    > it appear below, in the Notes.
    >
    > * Exported from MasterCook *
    >
    > Macaroni and Cheese a la Mom
    >
    > Recipe By :Betty Crocker Cookbook (1977)
    > Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    > Categories : Casseroles Pasta/Noodles
    >
    > Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    > -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    > 6 ounces elbow macaroni
    > 2 tablespoons grated onion
    > 1 teaspoon salt
    > 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    > 3 cups shredded American cheese
    > 2 cups Thin White Sauce -- (recipe below)
    > 1 tablespoon butter
    >
    > Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni as directed. Place half the
    > macaroni in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with half the
    > onion, salt, pepper and cheese; repeat. Pour white sauce over
    > casserole. Dot with butter. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake
    > 15 minutes longer.
    >
    > Thin White Sauce:
    > 2 tablespoons butter
    > 1 tablespoon flour
    > 1/2 teaspoon salt
    > 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    > 2 cups milk
    >
    > Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and
    > pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and
    > bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring
    > constantly. Boil and stir one minute.
    >
    > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > NOTES : Mom cooked and drained the macaroni, then poured the white
    > sauce over it in the same saucepan she cooked the macaroni in. She
    > never shredded the cheese (Kraft Deluxe American). She cubed it, and
    > put about half of it into the sauce to melt. Then, shortly before
    > either serving or baking it (sometimes it was served directly from the
    > saucepan), she added the rest of the cheese, cut into about 1/2-inch
    > cubes. This created extra cheesy parts of the casserole.
    >
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    I accidentally caught "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" last weekend - the 5-
    cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon was the winner (comfort food
    category). It looks fabulous, and all the judges thought it was the
    best they'd ever had, so I'm going to try it. Martha also has a 5-
    cheese mac 'n cheese, I think - haven't tried that one.

    The URS winner had bacon in it - and I notice an article today saying
    the newest "oldest person in the world," a U.S. woman (114),
    attributes her long life to "bacon." LOL.

    N.

  3. #3
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:55:27 -0800 (PST), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I accidentally caught "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" last weekend - the 5-
    >cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon was the winner (comfort food
    >category). It looks fabulous, and all the judges thought it was the
    >best they'd ever had, so I'm going to try it. Martha also has a 5-
    >cheese mac 'n cheese, I think - haven't tried that one.


    Do you recall which 5 cheeses were used?

    >The URS winner had bacon in it - and I notice an article today saying
    >the newest "oldest person in the world," a U.S. woman (114),
    >attributes her long life to "bacon." LOL.


    She's gotta be related to Sky.

    Carol

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  4. #4
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Jan 7, 6:01 pm, Damsel in dis Dress <carol-56inva...@charter.net>
    > wrote:
    >> I can't stand the stuff in the blue box, having grown up on this. The
    >> recipe itself is from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Notes on how Mom made
    >> it appear below, in the Notes.
    >>


    recipe snippage...

    >
    > I accidentally caught "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" last weekend - the 5-
    > cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon was the winner (comfort food
    > category). It looks fabulous, and all the judges thought it was the
    > best they'd ever had, so I'm going to try it. Martha also has a 5-
    > cheese mac 'n cheese, I think - haven't tried that one.
    >
    > The URS winner had bacon in it - and I notice an article today saying
    > the newest "oldest person in the world," a U.S. woman (114),
    > attributes her long life to "bacon." LOL.
    >
    > N.


    I caught some of that show as well. The mac and cheese looked amazing.
    The show itself was kinda meh for me though.
    I don't think I have ever used that much cheese in a mac and cheese
    before. I do something more on the lines of the above snipped recipe.

    -Tracy

  5. #5
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
    > On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:55:27 -0800 (PST), Nancy2
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I accidentally caught "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" last weekend - the 5-
    >> cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon was the winner (comfort food
    >> category). It looks fabulous, and all the judges thought it was the
    >> best they'd ever had, so I'm going to try it. Martha also has a 5-
    >> cheese mac 'n cheese, I think - haven't tried that one.

    >
    > Do you recall which 5 cheeses were used?


    Here's the link to the recipe.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/c...ipe/index.html

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/8vczrg

    -Tracy

  6. #6
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:20:07 -0500, Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
    >> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:55:27 -0800 (PST), Nancy2
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I accidentally caught "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" last weekend - the 5-
    >>> cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon was the winner (comfort food
    >>> category). It looks fabulous, and all the judges thought it was the
    >>> best they'd ever had, so I'm going to try it. Martha also has a 5-
    >>> cheese mac 'n cheese, I think - haven't tried that one.

    >>
    >> Do you recall which 5 cheeses were used?

    >
    >Here's the link to the recipe.
    >
    >http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/c...ipe/index.html
    >
    >or
    >
    >http://tinyurl.com/8vczrg


    Thanks, Tracy!
    Carol

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  7. #7
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:55:27 -0800 (PST), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >The URS winner had bacon in it - and I notice an article today saying
    >the newest "oldest person in the world," a U.S. woman (114),
    >attributes her long life to "bacon." LOL.
    >
    >N.


    Sky will agree about bacon.

    I just saw a recipe on Serious Eats, that was a lentil soup, but it
    had a ton of bacon in it. Bacon in the soup, then crispy bacon served
    on top of it. The picture was drool inducing.

    Christine
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  8. #8
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    Saw this on Food TV.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._36279,00.html

    Must admit I am dying to try it.



  9. #9
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    In article <gk5phr$1gl$[email protected]>,
    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Saw this on Food TV.
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._36279,00.html
    >
    > Must admit I am dying to try it.


    Weird. Why is the episode called "Man 'n' Cheese"?

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    Petaluma, California USA
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  10. #10
    PeterL Guest

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    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > In article <gk5phr$1gl$[email protected]>,
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Saw this on Food TV.
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...OOD_9936_36279,
    >> 00.html
    >>
    >> Must admit I am dying to try it.

    >
    > Weird. Why is the episode called "Man 'n' Cheese"?
    >



    LOL!! Having the the "best mac'n cheese" because it was voted for by Oprah
    is no sterling recommendation, either!!

    Oprah has always been on a Seefood diet.

    See food, and eat it.

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

    Edmund Burke.

  11. #11
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > Saw this on Food TV.
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._36279,00.html
    >
    > Must admit I am dying to try it.
    >
    >



    O.MI.GOD. I think I like cheese more than most people, but:

    * 2 pounds elbow macaroni
    * 12 eggs
    * 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
    * 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
    * 6 cups half-and-half, divided
    * 4 cups grated sharp yellow Cheddar, divided
    * 2 cups grated extra-sharp white Cheddar
    * 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
    * 1 cup grated Asiago
    * 1 cup grated Gruyere
    * 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
    * 1 cup grated Muenster
    * 1/8 teaspoon salt
    * 1 tablespoon black pepper

    That's a dozen eggs, 6 cups of cream, 1/2 lb. butter and (count 'em)
    12.5 cups of cheese.

    I notice there was no nutrition information listed with the recipe.

    Dying to try it? "Death" is probably the operant category for this recipe.

    gloria p

  12. #12
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    >LOL!! Having the the "best mac'n cheese" because it was voted for by Oprah
    >is no sterling recommendation, either!!
    >
    >Oprah has always been on a Seefood diet.
    >
    >See food, and eat it.


    Oprah has also had a chef that is well respected in the food world,
    Art Smith. He now has a restaurant in Washington,DC, and has been in
    connection with the job of White House Chef. I have also seen him be
    a judge on Iron Chef America, and may have even been a competitor
    there, IIRC.

    I would think with her having a personal chef of his stature at one
    time, she might have some ability to compare dishes.

    I have one of his cookbooks, and the food looks and sounds good. So,
    if Oprah learned anything from him, I might indeed respect her
    opinion.

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  13. #13
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: REC - Macaroni and Cheese

    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    >>LOL!! Having the the "best mac'n cheese" because it was voted for by
    >>Oprah is no sterling recommendation, either!!
    >>
    >>Oprah has always been on a Seefood diet.
    >>
    >>See food, and eat it.

    >
    > Oprah has also had a chef that is well respected in the food world,
    > Art Smith. He now has a restaurant in Washington,DC, and has been in
    > connection with the job of White House Chef. I have also seen him be
    > a judge on Iron Chef America, and may have even been a competitor
    > there, IIRC.



    "Had" a chef is the key. By all accounts he sems to be a very good chef.


    >
    > I would think with her having a personal chef of his stature at one
    > time, she might have some ability to compare dishes.



    having a good personal chef doesn't naturally make you a food
    connoisseur. It just means you have the money to pay for restaurant food
    without going to the restaurant.


    >
    > I have one of his cookbooks, and the food looks and sounds good. So,
    > if Oprah learned anything from him, I might indeed respect her
    > opinion.
    >



    I have no doubt he's a good chef, even though I've never heard of him.

    (GIMF...... just had a look at his website.... he should do something
    about the name of it!!! www.chefartsmith.net :-)

    As for Oprah, one only has to look at her yo-yo dieting/food binging etc
    to see that she indeed is on a Seefood diet.

    Now, if a *chef* had voted it best mac 'n cheese (not that you'd ever
    find a *real* chef that would do that!!) then that would carry a little
    bit more weight (no pun intended) than Oprah.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
    nothing.

    Edmund Burke.

  14. #14
    PeterL Guest

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    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> Saw this on Food TV.
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...977,FOOD_9936_

    36279,
    >> 00.html
    >>
    >> Must admit I am dying to try it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > O.MI.GOD. I think I like cheese more than most people, but:
    >
    > * 2 pounds elbow macaroni
    > * 12 eggs
    > * 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
    > * 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
    > * 6 cups half-and-half, divided
    > * 4 cups grated sharp yellow Cheddar, divided
    > * 2 cups grated extra-sharp white Cheddar
    > * 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
    > * 1 cup grated Asiago
    > * 1 cup grated Gruyere
    > * 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
    > * 1 cup grated Muenster
    > * 1/8 teaspoon salt
    > * 1 tablespoon black pepper
    >
    > That's a dozen eggs, 6 cups of cream, 1/2 lb. butter and (count 'em)
    > 12.5 cups of cheese.
    >
    > I notice there was no nutrition information listed with the recipe.
    >
    > Dying to try it? "Death" is probably the operant category for this
    > recipe.
    >



    LOL!!!

    It has the nutritional capacity to keep an entire African village alive
    for a month!!



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
    nothing.

    Edmund Burke.

  15. #15
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> Saw this on Food TV.
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._36279,00.html
    >>
    >> Must admit I am dying to try it.

    >
    >
    > O.MI.GOD. I think I like cheese more than most people, but:
    >
    > * 2 pounds elbow macaroni
    > * 12 eggs
    > * 1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
    > * 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
    > * 6 cups half-and-half, divided
    > * 4 cups grated sharp yellow Cheddar, divided
    > * 2 cups grated extra-sharp white Cheddar
    > * 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
    > * 1 cup grated Asiago
    > * 1 cup grated Gruyere
    > * 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
    > * 1 cup grated Muenster
    > * 1/8 teaspoon salt
    > * 1 tablespoon black pepper
    >
    > That's a dozen eggs, 6 cups of cream, 1/2 lb. butter and (count 'em) 12.5
    > cups of cheese.
    >


    Hence the reason I said "must admit." It looks pretty over the top. It
    makes enough for probably 12 hungry people with leftovers. The huge
    quantity of eggs makes me think it tightens up really solid after cooling
    (just like your arteries.) But damn, I love cheese. I may just try it even
    though it looks like it will cost easily 60 bucks to make and may require I
    go on insulin treatment.

    > I notice there was no nutrition information listed with the recipe.


    If you have to ask ...

    > Dying to try it? "Death" is probably the operant category for this
    > recipe.


    Well it is not everyday food, no. Anyone can eat it once in a while. If it
    is any good I'd probably reserve it for Thanksgiving or maybe Groundhog Day.

    Paul



  16. #16
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Gloria P <[email protected]> news:[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> Saw this on Food TV.
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...OOD_9936_36279,
    >> 00.html
    >>
    >> Must admit I am dying to try it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > O.MI.GOD. I think I like cheese more than most people, but:


    <snip fat laden ingredients for space>

    Ohhhh... me too. I adore cheese. I just bought a chunk of Kerry Gold
    from the cheese dude down the street. I can't wait to try it.

    > That's a dozen eggs, 6 cups of cream, 1/2 lb. butter and (count 'em)
    > 12.5 cups of cheese.
    >
    > I notice there was no nutrition information listed with the recipe.


    LOL... I wonder why. I'd still like to try it ;-)

    >
    > Dying to try it? "Death" is probably the operant category for this
    > recipe.


    I wonder if anyone eats like that every day? Good Lard...

    Michael


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  17. #17
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> news:gk771g$lq1$[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Hence the reason I said "must admit." It looks pretty over the top.


    I'd still eat it.

    > It makes enough for probably 12 hungry people with leftovers. The
    > huge quantity of eggs makes me think it tightens up really solid after
    > cooling (just like your arteries.) But damn, I love cheese. I may
    > just try it even though it looks like it will cost easily 60 bucks to
    > make and may require I go on insulin treatment.


    LOL... It might push me over the edge from oral medication to insulin. My
    cardiologist would have a stroke just looking at the recipe.


    >
    > Well it is not everyday food, no. Anyone can eat it once in a while.
    > If it is any good I'd probably reserve it for Thanksgiving or maybe
    > Groundhog Day.


    That might have to be a recipe I will use for relatives I don't care for
    and have to have them over for dinner for some reason or other. Kill them
    with kindness sort of thing. Or maybe a theme on "Arsenic and Old
    Lace"

    Michael



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  18. #18
    [email protected] Guest

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    Damsel in dis Dress <[email protected]> wrote:


    > NOTES : Mom cooked and drained the macaroni, then poured the white
    > sauce over it in the same saucepan she cooked the macaroni in. She
    > never shredded the cheese (Kraft Deluxe American). She cubed it, and
    > put about half of it into the sauce to melt. Then, shortly before
    > either serving or baking it (sometimes it was served directly from the
    > saucepan), she added the rest of the cheese, cut into about 1/2-inch
    > cubes. This created extra cheesy parts of the casserole.


    This is sort of what I made last night for dinner, except I used
    cheddar cheese that I grated into the white sauce, added some cubed
    ham I had as leftovers, then mixed it all in with the macaroni.
    I did crumble some pieces of cheese onto the top for visual interest.

    Way more cheese and carbohydrates than I really ought to be eating,
    but I made a small amount for my wife and I to share. I was just
    in a comfort food sort of mood last night.

    Oh yeah, I used bacon fat for the white sauce instead of butter.
    I doubt that's any more or less "healthy" than butter would be.

    Bill Ranck
    Blacksburg, Va.

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