Here's a great recipe for something that people opt for the processed version all too often...mac n' cheese! This tastes a heck of alot different than K.D., in a good way. You must try making up a dish of homemade mac n' cheese if you haven't yet, it is the ultimate comfort food! Hmm...I seem to be having a bit of a theme here this week with the whole comfort thing...
Rustic, Simple Mac n' Cheese
1 8oz package of macaroni
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
2/3 cup soft buttered crumbs (combine 2/3 cup bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of soft butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook macaroni in salted boiling water until al dente, and drain.
Grease a large casserole dish and place a layer of macaroni on the bottom, sprinkle with cheese, butter, flour and seasonings. Continue to layer until all ingredients are used evenly in the layers. 3 layers is perfect.
Pour milk over everything. Top with buttered bread crumbs.
Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
I am obsessed with bread crumb topped anything, it just feels so traditional and exotic to me (even though it's really a peasant-food type of thing)! Yum.