Sunday, October 18, 2009

Macaroni and Cheese

In the March 2007 issue of the Texas Co-op Power magazine was a very interesting write-up about the history of Luby's Cafeteria.
Included in the article were recipes for popular dishes the cafeteria served; macaroni and cheese was one of the recipes.
Today, 2 1/2 years after the article came out, I finally got around to making the macaroni and cheese....it was so good!
Here is the recipe.

2 cups dry elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups boiling water
3 cups shredded American cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni 1 to 2 minutes longer than package directions so pasta is soft but not mushy. Drain. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry milk, flour and butter. Whisking constantly, gradually add in boiling water. Add 1 cup of cheese and continue whisking until smooth and creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in macaroni, 1 more cup of cheese, and salt. transfer to a lightly greased 11x17 casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until sauce in center of casserole is thick and creamy. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese evenly on top. Return to oven until cheese melts. Serves 6.

2 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

I've always loved eating there but I don't think I've ever ate the mac & cheese.. it sure looks good tho

Texas Mom said...

Mac and cheese is one of my FAV dishes. I'll have to definately give this recipe a try.

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