Macaroni and cheese has always, always, always been my favorite food. My earliest memory of macaroni and cheese is not actually eating it but writing about it. In kindergarten we all had to write a storybook and then the ladies in the library actually bound them into books for us. Well we had to write a section "About the Author" which included things we liked. And of course I wrote that I loved macaroni and cheese.
When my friends would come over for lunch on a half day of school, they always knew what they would be eating, and I think one of them even asked me once if we could have something besides macaroni and cheese. I am sure that idea was quickly shot down.
As I grew older, I think people thought I would outgrow my love for macaroni and cheese, but they were wrong. I only came to love it more. But recently, I realized that I had never made homemade macaroni and cheese myself. How could this be?? I had to correct the problem right away.
This is how it turned out...
Stove-top Macaroni and Cheese (from Evil Shenanigans)
- 8oz macaroni
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 6 oz evaporated milk
- 6 oz freshly grated cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
- Hot sauce, to taste
- Salt and pepper
Over medium-low heat, add the butter and stir until melted.
Mix the egg, milk, and spices and pour over the pasta. Stir until it begins to thicken, about three to five minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat then add the cheese in four installments, making sure the first is melted completely before adding the next.
Now I am a fan of all kinds of macaroni and cheese, but I think that perhaps I should stick to eating it and not cooking it. It just wasn't what I had hoped for: not creamy enough, not cheesy enough. I think it was operator error and not the recipe that ruined it, because Evil Shenanigans' mac and cheese looked delish! Soooo, I think I will wait awhile before I try another macaroni and cheese recipe and just stick to the good 'ol Kraft Deluxe that has never done me wrong.
Speaking of Kraft, stop by their website Share A Little Comfort. With one click you can help Kraft donate 10 boxes of macaroni and cheese to Feeding America!! You can click once per day, so stop by often! Also, if you love Kraft macaroni and cheese as much as I do, they have COUPONS you can print! Yay!
Well, if you've made it this far thanks for putting up with all of the macaroni talk.
And the girl and macaroni and cheese lived happily ever after...The End.
P.S. The cutest cupcakes I have ever made (thus far) coming up tomorrow! :o)