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1 Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:06 pm

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I've been doing some cooking for son's inlaws lately. His mother-in-law is not well, so I've pitched in a few times. Apparently they love mac and cheese, I made it once in my life almost 50 years ago and haven't found a recipe that appeals to me in my cookbooks.

Looking for a tried and true recipe, she can't eat very spicy. HELP! Smile

2 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:24 pm

Barbara101

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What about cheese? I have recipe I have used for 20 years..great  cheeses.



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3 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:30 pm

Niagara Visitor


What about cheese? Yes, she eats cheese, so please post a recipe.

4 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 pm

Barbara101

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Ok will do .

5 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:50 pm

Barbara101

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350`oven. butter 2qt dish..

melt 5tables butter in saucepan.
stir in 1/4cup flour.
slowly add 2 1/2cup milk
stir till creamy barely thick.

whisk in 5oz gorgonzola
whisk in 5oz grated fontina
pinch nutmeg
salt/pepper
remover from heat

1lb ziti or noodles cooked.

add cheese sauce.
add 4oz mozzarella
place in baking dish.

top with 4oz parm.
bake 40 minutes. serves 4.

6 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:24 am

Niagara Visitor


Thanks, sounds great for me, I don't think that Anne would like the gorgonzola, but that can be changed out for something a little milder.

7 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:43 am

Barbara101

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You are welcome . I happen to like the blue flavor . It is the first thing you will taste too lol

Maybe a cheap blu will not be as strong . Brands of blu are very different from each other

I know one thing , for me , I do not like cheese product made mac and cheese .

8 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:26 am

NormM

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For what it's worth, here is one I copied recently. Not sure I'll ever try it but here it is in case you see something in it you might like to use.

Slow cooked Triple Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen copied Sept 2014

You'll need:
2 cups dry elbow macaroni
1 can [12 oz] evaporated milk
1 can [10 3/4 oz] cheddar cheese soup
8 oz sour cream
1/2 cup [1 stick] butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp white pepper [or black pepper to your taste]
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups of triple cheddar cheese, divided [I used Kraft Triple Cheddar]

Directions:
Set your slow cooker on the low setting, and spray the inside with cooking spray. Parboil the macaroni in salted water for 6 minutes then drain well before adding to the slow cooker.


While the macaroni is cooking, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together, the melted butter/margarine, evaporated milk, cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, eggs and seasonings. We like black pepper and white pepper alike in this macaroni and cheese, it's fine to go with your preference.


After 6 minutes, drain the macaroni and add it to your preheated slow cooker. Pour the sauce on top, along with 3 cups of shredded triple cheddar cheese.


Stir all of the ingredients together until the macaroni is coated and the sauce is evenly distributed. In my slow cooker, it's only necessary to stir this once, so, make a special effort to stir the sauce and cheese well at the beginning.


Cook on low for 2 hours, then remove the lid and check the middle for doneness. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Replace the lid and continue to cook for another 15 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. 13K+

Keep warm until serving. Yield: 8-10 servings

Cook's note:
This recipe will also work in your conventional oven. Changes: Cook the macaroni until al dente on top of the stove, then mix together with 3 cups of shredded cheese and the combined sauce. Pour into a buttered 8 x 12 inch baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Dot the top with butter. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes until golden.

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9 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:53 am

Barbara101

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I made slow cooker once . But seems time I added the noodles uncooked right in . A million recipes for Mac and cheese .

10 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:55 am

Barbara101

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Sorry. Auto correct lol. To me.

11 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:13 pm

Bugster2

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I have never heard of triple cheddar cheese. I have never seen it out here.

12 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:26 pm

Barbara101

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It is a bag of mixed chedders .

13 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:23 pm

Bugster2

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So, it is the pre-grated cheese?

14 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:37 pm

Barbara101

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yes but you can buy chunks and grate it yourself ,I guess..

15 Re: Recipes for mac and cheese??? on Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:02 pm

Crybaby

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I don't use a recipe to make macaroni and cheese but usually just make a couple of cups of béchamel sauce with butter, flour and milk, add about a cup of grated cheddar cheese to it and once the cheese melts, I'll add some pasta that's been undercooked slightly (not quite al dente).  Just heat it up some which allows the pasta room to heat up without getting soft and mushy, adjust seasoning (salt and pepper) and you can either serve from the pan as is or put it in a baking pan and bake it in the oven.  If baking, I usually add some buttered bread crumbs to the top prior to baking.  You could do that and cover your casserole dish with aluminum foil and send it with your son; his in-laws could just pop it in the oven at about 325-350F to reheat for about 20 minutes or so,  I'd guess.

I figure they don't want fancy but I sometimes add some Parmesan or Romano to the béchamel in addition to the cheddar.  Also, I like sharp cheese so I use sharp or extra sharp cheddar but if she's been ill, it's probably better not to use the sharp.  Once the cheese melts into the béchamel sauce, if you think it could be cheesier, add another 1/2 cup of grated cheddar.  

That's all it really is, Lori.

Forgot, I usually add about a half a teaspoon of ground mustard to the béchamel when adding the cheese.  Gives it a nice flavor...

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