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Old February 21st, 2001, 07:34 PM   #4
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macaroni and cheese?

Hey, I can do this! I made it last night. My son loves it. This is one of those dishes that people like certain ways though. I like mine kinda fluffy and baked in the oven. My sister likes hers really creamy. My mom likes hers with mushrooms in it. Anyway, I don't like their's I like mine. You are welcome to use it.

Tupi's Macaroni and Cheese

1/2 pound macaroni (I like small shells,but small elbow is fine)
1 t salt (optional)

Bring water and salt to a rolling boil; add macaroni. Put lid on pot and turn off heat. In 5 minutes or so, stir to keep from lumping together. You want the macaroni to be al dente...firm, but not chewy.

3 Tablespoons butter or margerine
3 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper (ground not flakes)
1 and 1/4 cup milk
1 and 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour stirring with a wire whisk or fork to avoid any flour lumps. Add salt, and cook until flour and butter pull together into a roux. Slowly add milk stirring constantly. Let the mixture cook over medium heat stirring to avoid scorching. When it thickens add the cheese, and stir until it melts. Add the red pepper last, and taste to correct seasonings. Pour the melted cheese sauce over cooked macaroni in an 8 by 8 inch buttered pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until top is golden brown.
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