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Dish-o-the-Week: Homemade Mac N’ Cheese

I know, your mouth is watering already right?  Who doesn’t love Mac N’ Cheese?  Crazy people that’s who!  I’m pretty serious about my mac n’ cheese if you can’t tell.  Actually, Speed Racer has had to cut me off from Easy Mac…I wish I was joking.  I had a little bit of an Easy Mac problem there for awhile.

My sister in law Olie saw this recipe in the Pioneer Woman cookbook and highly suggested I make it.  I think she was implying that I make it when she was around so she could partake in it, but alas, she lives too far away.  Sorry Olie!  But I’ll make more mac n’ cheese next time I see you, I’m just making sure I get the recipe perfect first.

So here’s what you need.  Pretty basic really.

First you want to cook and drain your macaroni noodles.  You want them a little hard since you’ll be baking them in the oven later.

Now we’re going to start making the delicious cheesy sauce.  On low heat, we’re gonna mix the butter and flour.

Then I added the milk and spices.

You want to keep stirring the sauce until it gets like milkshake thick, then switch it to low heat.  Next I whisked the egg and then tempered it with some of the sauce to keep it from cooking when I poured it into the sauce.

Then more spices. And cheese.

Delicious!  Mix it all together, until it’s gooey and wonderful.  Then put into a baking dish and top with…..more cheese!  Because honestly, most things cannot have enough cheese.

And then…enjoy.  It really is a great comfort food, and it’s fat free!  Just kidding.  I wish it was, but you can always pretend.

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