Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Golden Macaroni & Cheese

We were blessed with beautiful weather for the 4th of July... We have family visiting from out of town, so I hosted the 4th.

I had a very simple menu... hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken in a garlic/balsamic marinade...fresh tomatoes... and watermelon & cantaloupe. The real hit, even with adults was this homemade macaroni & cheese. {Happy outdoor wednesday ! } Also participating in Foodie Friday hosted by the wonderful Designs by Gollum !

Golden Macaroni & Cheese {Southern Living}

1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked macaroni)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 (10-ounce) blocks sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 4 1/2 cups) and divided*
1 cup soft breadcrumbs (4 slices, crusts removed)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.

Place milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute.

Stir together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups cheese, and macaroni.

Pour macaroni mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish or 2 (11-inch) oval baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese; drizzle evenly with melted butter.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

*20 ounces loaf pasteurized prepared cheese product, shredded or cut into small cubes, may be substituted. Omit breadcrumbs if using prepared cheese product.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese. ( I used this cheese also, and it was just perfect!)

Yum. Oh yum !!


Bella said...

Looks delicious!

Teresa said...

WHY am I trying to CUT CARBS!!!!!
Looks beyond yummmmmmy!

Southern Lady said...

Sounds like a perfect holiday to me! Carla

Pam said...

That's how my grandma made it! Yum!

Tracy F. said...

Yummy is right! I've always said that I want my last meal to include mac & cheese!

Atticmag said...

That picture looks beyond delish! Love chicken marinated in balsamic too. Sounds like my kind of get-together ♥ Visiting from outdoor wed.
Jane T.

Matty said...

I love your choice of food for the holiday. Simple and basic. Like me.

Regina said...

Beautiful flag waving. Happy 4th belated.
I love cheese and macaroni. Yummy.
Such a lovely outdoor.
Have a great week.

love lives in the kitchen said...

looks great!
have a sweet day,

Melodie said...

Oh homemade comfort food. How I love you so! I invite you to link this up at my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays carnival too if you wish. I'd love to have you!
Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite.com

Suzy said...

Can't go wrong with macaroni and cheese and anything from Southern Living is OK by me!

Julie said...

Every macaroni and cheese picture I see calls me in...this one sent me a written invitation! Yum :) Love the wave picture.

Morellocherry said...

i always read your blog and i love it. ive given you a shout out on my blog! go have a look! :O)

Anonymous said...

I am totally staying away from pasta... it's just too many carbs for me, but dang... this macaroni and cheese sure looks yummers.


NanaDiana said...

I guess I will have to give up my Velveeta mac & cheese shells to try
this recipe! It looks scrumptious! Diana

NanaDiana said...

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Teresa said...

Hey Sweet Girl!
Hope Miss LuLu is LOVIN' LONDON!
Can't wait to hear!
Have you talked to her?

Kathleen said...

This looks like a perfect mac n cheese. YUM!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...Queen B!!

This golden macaroni & cheese looks delightful!!

How are you doing girl??

Kisses from Brussels!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and now I'm starving. I must try your mac & cheese...and every other recipe I just read!!! I love hummingbirds too. You have done a nice job of capturing them on film...they sure move quickly.
Very nice blog. I am reading and enjoying. Thanks.

Brenda said...

I've never heard of baked oatmeal, but I'm sure going to try it.


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