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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Frank Bristow

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 8oz packages of Extra sharp grated cheese (such as Sargento or Kraft; will have some leftover)
2 cups uncooked macaroni
4 tsp. minced onion or more if desired
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. flour
2 tsp. mustard - yellow or brown is fine
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
spec of pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1) preheat the oven to 400 degrees
2) cook the macaroni - al dente is fine
3) in a microwave and oven safe dish mix the onion with a little water and heat in the microwave on high for a minute or 2 so the onion gets soft.
4) add the butter and mustard and microwave until melted
5) stir in the flour, salt and pepper
6) add the milk, microwave on high for 5-7 minutes until the milk is hot
7) stir in 1 package of the extra sharp cheese and heat in the microwave a few minutes until the cheese is melted and you have a nice creamy sauce.
8) drain the cooked macaroni and add it to the cheese sauce
9) sprinkle at least half the second package of grated cheese on top
10) bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the cheese turns a nice golden brown
11) serve as main dish or side dish with a nice tossed salad

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a modified recipe from the 1955 Goodhousekeeping Cookbook. I added the part using the microwave. In the original recipe it was done with double boiler and you had to hand grate the cheese.

 

 

 

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