I love simple recipes, and what would be simpler than macaroni and cheese. The problem is that recipes are written for family size meals. We love leftovers, but first overs are our favourite.
I found a mac n' cheese recipe online from myrecipes.com that I like and have modified to make a meal for two regular sized eaters, plus enough for one leftover meal.
Mac n' Cheese for Two
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper (optional)
2 cups (8-oz.) dry package elbow macaroni, cooked
First cook the macaroni al dente. Drain and place it in the baking dish temporarily.
Rinse and dry the pan. Melt two tablespoons butter. Whisk in two tablespoons flour. Cook over a medium heat until it just begins to bubble.
Gradually add the milk while whisking to keep the flour from thickening too much on the bottom of the pan. Add the salt and continue to whisk over medium heat until it is uniformly thickened and bubbling.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the grated cheese until melted and remove from the heat. Add the cooked macaroni back into the pot and stir until mixed thoroughly.
Wipe the baking dish and coat with cooking spray. Pour the mac n' cheese into the dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake until it is melted and bubbling.
Tonight I served the mac n' cheese with steamed asparagus and a cold broccoli salad. And the best part, we have one more meal for the freezer (if I can keep Wayne away from taking thirds). -- Margy