Friday, March 19, 2010

Rustic Mac n' Cheese

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.




Marianne and Charles said...

That sounds so good right now! I'm in serious need of comfort food (the need seems to increase with end of semester pressure). Thanks for the post!

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