Friday, January 27, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese from the Past - For the Recipe Box

I really like to try older recipes because I figure people back then cooked more and if it’s been around this long, it must be good.  A while back I was searching for a really good basic macaroni and cheese.  The one I found that we really liked had originally been printed on a Creamette macaroni box in the

                                                            2 cups uncooked macaroni
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
2 ½ cups of milk
1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni, set aside.  In a small saucepan, melt the margarine, stirring in the flour, mustard and salt.  Gradually add in the milk and cook until thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 1 ½ cups of cheese until melted.  Put in greased 9X13 dish or individual ramekins and top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese.  Bake 20-25 minutes at 350.  I prefer to buy the medium cheddar block cheese and shred it myself.  It seems to make it more creamy than using the pre-shredded cheese.

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  1. Mmm...mac and cheese! Look delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  2. question: I seem to get so many mac and cheese recipes that end up curdling after going into the oven. Does this recipe do that?


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