Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quick homemade mac & cheese for lunch

I absolutley HATE KD!
I love homemade baked mac & cheese
but I had little to no time to make dinner today as
we have lots happening today...

so here's what I did.

In a small pot melt down 1/4 cup of margarine,
when melted stir in 1 - 2 tsp of flour and stir to thicken into a paste.
Pour in 1 cup milk slowly and mix well.
Add salt and pepper if desired.
Remove from heat. (*NOTE: you have just made a white sauce!!)
Stir in 1 tsp mustard
and 1 cup (or more if you like) of cheese *moz, marble, cheddar...whatever.
Add diced chives, bacon bits or onions if you like.
Set this pot aside.

To prepare:
3/4 bag of your favourite pasta (boiled and drained)
2 cups of diced tomatoes *fresh or canned
(I microwaved them for 2 minutes on a plate for the Quick method)

Mix warm pasta with warm tomatoes in the pasta pot on med heat, pour sauce over mixture and heat till bubbly. Careful! It will stick to the bottom so keep the heat lower. This will be a very creamy mac and cheese.

Stir Pasta and tomatoes together in a lightly greased casserole dish.
Pour sauce over (stir if you like) and bake for 20 minutes. This will be a less runny version.

Judy(12) has eaten almost 3 plates of this for lunch! She claims it is better than KD!!

"Bon Appetit"!

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