On Jan 7, 6:01 pm, Damsel in dis Dress <carol-56inva...@charter.net>
> 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.