As the air gets crisper my children hanker for hot lunches. Today, while the older ones were finishing their math, my five year old (with a lot of help from his momma) made us macaroni and cheese from scratch. It always amazes me how many people buy it in a box when it's so easy, and I'm assuming much healthier, to make it yourself. Here's his recipe:
L.B.'s (Newly) Famous Mac N' Cheese
Put about half a pound of macaroni on to boil.
Melt in a saucepan:
1 Tbsp. butter
Blend in, cooking and stirring until bubbly:
1 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
a healthy shake of black pepper and onion powder
1 cup milk
Cook until smooth and thickened slightly.
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
When macaroni is done cooking, drain it and mix it with cheese sauce.
We let it cool a bit while setting the table and getting out veggies so the pasta sucks up some of the cheese sauce and it congeals a tad bit. If you decide to try it, post a comment for my little chef. He'd be pleased as punch!