wayfarer in the kitchen

Monday, December 31, 2007

mac and cheese for kids (i have an adult recipe that's different)

mac and cheese
Originally uploaded by wayfarer
Here's an easy mac and cheese recipe for kids. I never do the box sort because after being spoiled with homemade food from birth the kid is a foodie and demands homemade.

Boil 1/2 pound of elbow macaroni or whatever pasta you want.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in pot, when melted add 2 tablespoons flour, stir for a minute then add 1 1/4 cups of warm milk slowly. Stir a minute then add 1 1/4 cups shredded or cubed cheese (i don't measure i just take a chunk of cheese and dice it up, toss it in). We like cheese around here. Add some pepper, little bit of salt and dash of nutmeg. Mix and when pasta is done, introduce them to each other and pour into a buttered casserole dish and bake until bubbly, about 20-30 minutes. I put these in baby food jars and freeze them that way. Quick meals for him. I use baby food jars for this, kitchery (not true kitchery...enhanced ld kitchery), chili, soup, whatever. You see what they are, it's the perfect portion for a main course and it's easy to microwave and put into a dish.

We like ours topped with sliced tomatos. You can also add bread crumbs or broccoli. Usually though, we eat our broccoli all steamed with cheese sauce poured over it and share a plate.

BTW, you can make extra sauce and freeze just that. Add it to whatever...quicky meals.


Blogger Surviving said...

I'll have to try this recipe. I made some the other day. The kids seemed to like it but I thought it tasted too floury.

5:08 PM  
Blogger wayfarer said...

This one is good. For myself i like the gourmet cheese one further down my blog. LD quit liking that one though so i started making this because it's so quick and easy and can be poured over anything.

6:41 AM  

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