Friday, September 9

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded good quality (we got a couple different kinds from Trader Joes)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, buttered

1.Preheat oven to 400°F.
2.Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
3.In a large sauce pan melt butter, add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
4.Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly, Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes, reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly)for 10 minutes.
5.Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
6.Remove from heat and Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
7.Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
8.Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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