Sunday, June 17, 2007

Macaroni and WOW!

A couple weeks ago I bought a block of "Vintage garlic cheddar" cheese at the local farmer's market. I had been dying to use the cheese on something. Tonight I decided to make macaroni and cheese out of it. It was the cheesiest most garlicy mac and cheese I have ever had. YUM!

Bev's Macaroni and Cheese
(Source: http://www.recipezaar.com/)

2 tbls butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp pepper
2 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions

1) Melt butter in medium saucepan.
2) Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth.
3) Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk until smooth.
4) Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until thickened (about 10 minutes).
5) Remove from heat.
6) Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted.
7) Combine cheese mixture with macaroni in greased 2 quart casserole.
8) Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
9) Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
10) Makes 6 servings.

My modifications
* Used a white "vintage garlic cheddar" cheese
* Omitted the dry mustard and added a dash of ground nutmeg

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Yum, I will have to see if I can find some cheese like that. Looks like a great dinner.

Anonymous said...

Amber, I need to try just about every one of your recipes! That Mac & Cheese looks awesome!
Valerie

Robin (Clumsy Cook) said...

Vintage garlic cheddar? That sounds delicious! I'll have to try and get my hands on some.

You have a delightful blog!

Melissa said...

homemade mac n cheese is the best. i bet the vintage garlic cheddar made it ever better.

Carrie said...

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Gina said...

Okay so I just joined the Food Blogroll and looked at your blog and OH MY GOD!!!! I want to try every single one of your recipes, none more than this mac & cheese one. You do realize that now I am going to be scouring, yes scouring for some garlic cheddar....

Kayte said...

this looks so incredibly good. i'm always on the lookout for a great mac&cheese recipe! i'll have to give this one a shot!