Breaded Mac and Cheese. I just finished reading a book (Cooking for Mr.
Latte) written by Amanda Hesser, a food writer for the New York Times. In one of her chapters she writes, "I have a few favorite dishes, I rarely make them. " She goes on further to describe those old tried and true recipes, "You know, ones that I'll want to return to for years and years. You make it again and again, altering it to your liking, it becomes an expression of you aesthetic, of your palate, of who you are.
And when you serve that dish to guests, they come to understand you a little better. " I couldn't help but connect with her words. Growing up I was a very picky eater. Golden Macaroni and CheeseAdapted from Southern Living 2004 Annual Recipes Ingredients COOK macaroni according to package directions; drain well. PLACE milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute. STIR together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups cheese, and macaroni. BAKE at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest. November 13, 2008 by joejhorn A few weeks ago I started a quest for some good mac and cheese.
Nancy makes a killer mac-n-cheese but I wanted my own. I’m sure I frustrate the crap out of Nancy sometimes because I’m always looking for something better when it comes to food and recipes. Now mind you , this mac-n-cheese is not Bobby Flay mac-n-cheese with some crazy-sexy ingredients, but it is really, really good! I would make it for any of my friends and be proud. My first attempt was with a Jamie Oliver version that didn’t include a bechamel sauce but instead called for mixing the cooked pasta with the cheese and then baking it.
The second version, I made a few nights ago for my best bud Chad, Nancy and the boys. Chad is up from San Francisco and has been visiting for the past week. Last night was particularly funny though since you can customize your player characters. Well back to the mac-n-cheese. Perfect Mac-n-Cheese (serves 4 as a side dish) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Like this: Macaroni and Cheese. So what else can you make with bechamel sauce?
Homemade mac and cheese! I checked my cell phone and saw a missed call from lil' sis. That's strange. She almost never calls me, preferring instead to text message. She's sick. I told her I just made a big batch of mac and cheese. Ooooh, can I save some for her because she's coming home this weekend? I told her I made such a big batch that I divided it and froze it into packets for her to bring back to school. Macaroni and Cheese For about six servings: You'll need:Bechamel Sauce (You can easily halve the recipe.) 1 1-lb bag of macaroni noodles, boiled and drained 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 tsp salt, or more according to taste Optional: 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 diced onion, cayenne pepper, chicken, canned tuna, broccoli, anything you wish really!
Prepare the bechamel sauce per my instructions. Add 8 oz grated cheddar cheese. Then add the boiled and drained macaroni noodles. That's it! Enjoy! Who made my recipe for mac and cheese?