Monday, November 4, 2013

Homemade Creamy Mac & Cheese

Well hello there! Long time no see. How's it been going? I've just been working. That's why I haven't been posting here much. I went from 7 hours a week to way more, so I'm trying to organize myself and settle in to a new routine.  I hope everything is going well with you!

My camera broke! Boo. I don't have a fancy camera just a Nikon Coolpix point and shoot. Well, this week while taking pictures, it's been making this really awful, ear piercing zapping noise whenever I would have the flash up. Then Saturday it stopped working all together. Well, actually I can take pictures with it without the flash, but no matter what setting I use, the pictures come out really dark. Even outside in good lighting. I'm thinking I need to get a new one.  I'm not expert in photo editing while playing around in Photoshop Elements I was able to make the photo at least viewable. 

Oh well! For now I'll just have to use it as is.  It'll be great practice for my photo editing skills, Lol. That was our dinner the other night. Who doesn't love a good breakfast for dinner every now and again? I know I do!

Speaking of dinner. Since we can't have breakfast food every night, (I could, but John wouldn't want it) I always have to come up with something else. Since I was working the other night, I need to make something easy and quick. I decided on creamy Mac & cheese.

Not the box variety.

Here's what you need:

1-16oz box of elbows (or mini pasta of your choice. I used mini penne)
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
1/2 cup Romano cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons flour
salt & pepper to taste

Boil pasta until cooked. Drain and set aside. While pasta is boiling in a medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour. While still stirring, pour in milk.  Warm milk and bring to a simmer. Do NOT BOIL. Turn down heat and add cheeses and spices. Once all the cheese is melted pour into pasta. Turn on medium-low heat and stir occasionally until thickened.

Homemade gooey, cheesy goodness.  There is nothing better. Mmmmm…Enjoy!


  1. Sorry about your camera :( I love breakfast for dinner and that macaroni and cheese looks so good!

  2. Homemade mac and cheese is all that's allowed in this house. My daughter balks at anything else. :) I guess that's a compliment. LOL!


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