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TUESDAY RECIPE: MAC AND CHEESY

NOTHING can ever beat homemade macaroni and cheese, not even those Mac and Cheetos sold by Burger King!  Macaroni and cheese is a classic meal.  It is a meal that brings people together and brings warmth, which is perfect for the winter time.  The browning top layer and soft yellow underlayer reminds you of the golden sun.  The first dig into the mac and cheese pan brings forth a nice steam that will have you smiling from cheek to cheek.  The cheese blends so perfectly to each macaroni noodle, but it still oozes out and over!  Try this for yourself and you will feel nice and toasty, warm and cozy! 🙂

What You Will Need:

2 Tablespoons of Butter – You can get this in your local dining hall.

¼ Cup of Flour – Store Bought

1 Teaspoon of Salt – You can take some from your local dining hall.

½ Teaspoon of Dry Mustard – Store Bought

¼ Teaspoon of Pepper – You can shake some from your local dining hall.

2 ½ Cups of Milk – You can pour some from your local dining hall.

2 Cups Grated Cheddar Cheese – Store Bought

8 Ounces of Dry Elbow Macaroni – Store Bought

Steps to Consider:

Rent a medium stove pan from the front desk of your resident hall.  Melt the butter in the pan.  Stir in the flour, salt, mustard, and pepper until you get a smooth consistency.  Remove the pan from the heat, and continue to stir your mixture, gradually adding in milk until it gets even smoother.  With good stirring, you should cook it over medium heat until the consistency thickens.  This should take about ten minutes, so if you don’t want to think about time, put on some tunes and stir to the beat!  Be aware because you will have to remove the pan from the heat again.  Stir in 1 and ½ cups of cheddar cheese, until it is completely melted.  At this point, you should combine the ooie gooie cheese and the macaroni together in a greased casserole pan.  Whatever shredded cheese you have left over should be sprinkled on top.  Bake your mac and cheese in the oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes… or until you start seeing a nice brown color on the top layer.  This should make six servings.  It is encouraged that you’d invite your close friends to share this meal!!!

Researched and Written: Angelica Perez, Peer Educator 

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