Friday, October 26, 2007

Yummy Tummies

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

Whisk in:
1 cup milk

Cook until smooth and thickened slightly.

Stir in:
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!

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