Hi WP kids.
Get ready cause this one is super easy even if you don’t know your way around a kitchen.
Forget the neon orange boxed version of macaroni and cheese.
This is the real deal!
1 – 1 pound box macaroni or ziti
1 – 8 ounce package of shredded pizza cheese, ( mild cheddar is fine or several slices American cheese) cut into small pieces
2 – cups of milk
4 – ounces of butter
3 – tablespoons flour
2 – teaspoons kosher salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/4 – cup bread crumbs (seasoned)
Put a pot of water up to boil.
When it is boiling stir in your macaroni.
Keep stirring for a minute so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
While macaroni is cooking.
Take a 2 quart saucepan and warm the butter in it until it is melted being careful not to burn it.
When the butter is melted stir in the flour.
Mix the butter and flour until it is smooth.
This is your roux.
Now slowly add in the milk, continously stirring.
At first the roux will be very thick but as you add in more milk it will thin out.
It is important to keep stirring!
When you have finished adding in the milk pour in the shredded cheese.
Keep this on a very low heat so that the cheese will melt.
Add in the salt and pepper.
By now your macaroni or ziti is ready.
Strain the water out and rinse the macaroni.
Drain it and put it into a baking pan.
Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni.
Srinkle the top with the seasoned bread crumbs.
Bake for 10 minute at 450F.
If your crew can’t wait to eat, you can skip the bread crumbs and baking part and serve the macaroni straight from the pan.
As always this is gmom and Cujo,