January 5, 2010

Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

(sorry about the bad pic - I'll try and take a better one next time)

Okay, here's the thing, I don't know any exact measurements.....

Cook your macaroni (or any fun noodle shape you like)

Grated cheddar cheese
Cottage cheese

In a separate pot make a roux by first melting about 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Then add about 1-2 tablespoons of flour and whisk until it's all combined. Let it cook for a second. Then pour in milk, gosh, maybe like ¾ a cup to a cup. I never measure it. Bring to a soft boil, then add grated up cheese (to your taste - about 1 1/2 cups or more!) sharp cheddar is awesome, so is Monterey-Jack. Once all cheese is incorporated gently fold in about 3/4 cup of cottage cheese (or more!)
Then drain noodles and put them back into the pot they boiled in for a sec. It's still hot and helps the water evaporate quickly. Then add your sauce over top, mix well and serve! This is VERY tasty with sliced, RIPE tomatoes on top as well.
For a fun twist put cheese fish crackers on top. The kids will love it!

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