Tuesday, December 13, 2011

grandma smith's macaroni & cheese

all do-respect grandma, but i am embarrassed to post this. by no means do i promote cooking with processed cheese, but the truth of it is, is i love this macaroni and cheese.
i did, however, leave one thing out of her recipe and that is spam. oh spam, why do you come out of can, slimey and in rectangular form?? spam actually stands for shoulder pork ham. according to wikipedia "spam's gelatinous glaze, or aspic, forms from the cooling of meat stock". you can now sleep better knowing what that slimey stuff is. just for fun i thought you would get a kick out of this 1945 spam ad.

okay, enough about spam and on to the important stuff. this is a recipe from the 1960-something version of the better homes cookbook. it's still in there today. feel free to substitute normal cheese or take a stab using the out-of-a-box velveeta as i do.
this is now my third mac & cheese recipe on this blog. i'm looking forward to many, many more. (i know i have a problem).

grandma smith's macaroni & cheese

2 c elbow macaroni
2 tbl butter
2 tbl flour
2 1/2 c milk
3 c velveeta ooey gooey cheese cut up into 2" cubes

1. cook macaroni noodles as directed on package. pour noodles in casserole dish.
2. heat butter in saucepan. once melted, add the flour and cook for 1 minute.
3. add milk and cook over medium heat until sauce thickens. add cheese a few at a time stirring constantly. continue until all cheese is added and melted.
4. pour cheese sauce over macaroni and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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