I think if I asked my kids would you rather have some orange powder and noodles they would always choose the option of my homemade mac n cheese however growing up they preferred the commercial boxed kind no matter what I did. I perservered though and they now love it when I make homemade mac n cheese even if it doesn’t look “bright orange”. Even this last time I made it my son was concerned their was not enough cheese in it and I promised him there is plenty of cheese in this just taste it and of course he loved it!
“Not Orange” Macaroni and Cheese
2 Cups whole milk
3 TBSP. butter
2 TBSP. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 eggs whipped
5 Cups elbow macaroni (salt the water)
3 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 C. cracker crumbs (I used club crackers and I just place mine in the blender)
Here is what the cracker crumbs look like.
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook elbow macaroni and drain. Combine all ingredients except for the cracker crumbs and 2/3 of the cheddar cheese….don’t worry the butter will melt because the noodles are so hot. Once you place all of this in a greased 13 X9 pan (grease it with butter) then top it with 1/3 cup more cheese and then bread crumbs cover with foil and cook for 40 minutes. The last 10 minutes sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top so it will brown slightly if it needs to go a little longer that is fine.
This makes about 6 to 8 servings! Enjoy!
This is a special recipe I do not make every day so there is a lot of cheese in this you could easily cut this back and even throw other ingredients such as tuna and peas in here.
Now I wished I had a picture of the finished product but I was so tired and hungry we just ate it all before I realized I guess next time I could take a picture of an empty bowl!
Have a great Thursday everyone!
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