Saturday, August 8, 2009

Macaroni and Cheese

from Shannon
It was hard to get a good picture, but I promise it is good.

1 c elbow macaroni
6 c boiling water
2 tsp salt
1/4 c butter
1/2 medium onion, chopped small (or minced onion) (the onion really gives it good flavor)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c flour
1 3/4 c milk
3/4 c sharp cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni in rapidly boiling salted water. Heat to boil. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover tightly; remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

Heat butter, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until onion is slightly tender. Blend in flour. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until completely melted.

Place macaroni in greased baking dish. Stir cheese sauce into macaroni. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 4-6 servings.

Note: You can use this as a main dish or as a side... I served it with BBQ Chicken and some Veggies... it was a hit!

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