Thursday, February 24, 2011

Absolutely Cheesy!

Good evening fellow bloggers! I have an extra special request from my best friend and sister, Jessica. She loves her macaroni and cheese, so this blog will win her heart, and hopefully yours as well. This is a staple in our home. We make it at least every couple of weeks. It's easy and filling at the same time. It's called Baked Mac 'n Cheese. We'll keep it short today, so you will need the following items:

  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 1/2 a pound of macaroni
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • French fried onions

  1. Cook your bacon in a big frying pan. Feel free to make it as crispy, or non-crispy as you like.
  2. When your bacon is done cooking, use a food processor or a pair of kitchen scissors and cut up your bacon; Set aside.
  3. Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  4. Whisk in your flour; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  5. Gradually stir in your milk; stir until your flour/milk combo thickens. Continue stirring constantly, making sure not to burn your roux.
  6. Add your Velveeta; cook for 3 minutes or until Velveeta is melted completely.
  7. Stir in your macaroni and bacon and take off the heat.
  8. Pour your macaroni and bacon into a casserole dish, making sure that it lies evenly in the dish.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the macaroni with the French fried onions and place into an oven set at 350 degrees.
  10. Cook until the fried onions are golden brown and cheese is slightly browned. Serve immediately.
Unfortunately, there is no picture for this delicious meal...

Please stay tuned for more yummy and easy meals. I'll see you all tomorrow!