Monday, July 12, 2010

Something Creamy

Its pretty pathetic, but I have been craving something creamy for over a week now.  My mouth would water at the thought of anything with alfredo sauce.  Although I REALLY wanted it from Olive Garden, the stuff out of the jar just wouldn't do it for me.  Yesterday at church I couldn't even concentrate cuz all I was thinking about was cream sauce.  So tonight I made homeade Mac n Cheese.  I WILL eventually get alfredo sauce from Olive Garden when I have time to drive 15 minutes away, for now Mac N Cheese will have to do:
P.S.  I am sure you could make it healthy if you wanted, but I always say GO BIG OR GO HOME!

Jarrie's Mac N Cheese
1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

5 tablespoons butter

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 quart warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

salt and pepper to taste

1 pinch cayenne pepper

5 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese

5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed

5 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

paprika to taste
1 1/2 cups diced ham
1/4 bread crumbs
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

2.In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper, and cayenne, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.

3.Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika and bread crumbs to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.


Bloggy Blog Designz said...

Oh my heck this sounds good! Are we having this when I come out? LOL

Tara said...

This looks YUMMY!! I'm putting it on my menu for the week.


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