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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Lady's Cheesy Mac

My kid's keep tabs on all of our neighbors.  The Little Man promptly tells me when "Scottie" is home, when "Joe" is leaving for work and when people are walking their dogs, moving their lawn or just driving by in a large truck.

Someday he might be the head of the Neighborhood Watch Committee.  He's that good.

This was yesterday as the husband was mowing the lawn and they were ubber-interested.  To the point where when he started the backyard, we had to go sit on the deck and "watch" Daddy.  Have you ever watched someone mow the lawn?  It's rather boring.

And don't you wish adult women looked that cute in spandex leggings???  She teeters around like she owns the place.

She kinda does.

While the lawn was getting cut, this was baking in the oven.  My new favorite and EASY mac-n-cheese.  I used to go through all the fuss of making a roux, hyperventilating that the flour got cooked out, and then sometimes having a dish that tasted, well, not so tasty.

And then Paula showed me hers.

It doesn't require a roux and is super simple.  As you can see I mixed and matched a few different noodles I needed to use up, but she didn't mind.  She's forgiving.

The Lady's Cheesy Mac
2 c. elbow macaroni
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated Asiago cheese
4 T. butter, melted
2 eggs
1 c. whole milk or evaporated milk
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.  In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil, cook pasta until al dente.  Drain pasta and mix with cheeses and butter to combine.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and pour into noodle mixture, stir well.  Pour into baking dish.  Bake 30 minutes, topping with more cheese if desired last 5 minutes of baking.  Serve hot.

See that ooey, gooey goodness?  I served it up with some baked chicken and a simple lettuce salad.  Easy Sunday meal.

I almost forgot!  The winner of my Michael Pollan: Food Rules book giveaway is...

My food rule...Keep an open mind and try at least one bite.
Tess - email me and I'll get your book shipped out this week.  Happy reading!  Didn't win?  Well, did you enter?  Can't miss out on these giveaways folks!
Have a great Monday!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Boxed mac n cheese just doesn't do it for me...but homemade is the BEST! This recipe looks absolutely delicious :).

  2. Homemade mac n cheese has got to be one of the best foods on the planet!

  3. I always love seeing mac and cheese recipes....yum! Aww! Look at her rocking the spandex!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)April 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Mmmmmm, ultimate comfort food. I love mac and cheese!