Thursday, September 25, 2008

Macaroni and Cheese

Tired of the boxed macaroni and cheese. Why not consider making your own. It is not only healthier, but it is about the same cost.

Take a medium size pot (4 quart) and fill it about 2/3 with water. Bring the water to a boil. To the boiling water add 3 cups of elbow macaroni. Boil until the macaroni is tender about 5 minutes.

Once the macaroni is tender take it and strain it in a colander. Put the macaroni back in the pot, add about 1 tablespoon of butter, 1/4 cup of milk and about 2 cups of shredded American cheese. Mix and put the cover on. The cheese should melt into the macaroni. If not, put it back on the burner (medium) for about 3 minutes. Be sure to continually stir so that it does not burn.

You will notice that I did not add any salt. I think that there is enough salt in the cheese, but if you need to add some... go ahead. For a little different flavor, try garlic salt.

This is a great recipe for a quick meal and is also fairly inexpensive. My children love it..... even more than the box version.

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