Friday, January 27, 2012

foodie friday! mac & cheese - southern style.

by popular demand, here is the macaroni & cheese recipe i made for our gender reveal party. it took me many years to attempt real macaroni & cheese. i'm not sure why, it's one of my favorites. come to find out, it's also incredibly easy to make. my hubs has very fond memories of lots of yummy food growing up, so there's always pressure when attempting a southern style dish. this recipe comes from a cookbook passed down from my mother-in-law titled "Butter 'n Love Recipes". good start, huh? ...then again, i'm pretty sure all southern recipes include butter 'n love. this particular cookbook is a compilation of recipes from a church in south carolina, so i knew i couldn't go wrong. cause have you been to a potluck in the south? good.food.

old-time macaroni

1 box elbow macaroni
1 lb. cheese
3 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
salt
pepper
butter

boil macaroni in a medium-size pot in salted water until tender. dice cheese [i used sharp cheddar shredded]. when macaroni is done, drain. place hot noodles in a baking dish large enough to serve the purpose [a large iron skillet works great]. mix in diced up cheese. then add milk and eggs together and stir into noodles and cheese. season to taste with salt & pepper. dot the top with butter [if you watch my mother-in-law cook, there's a lot of dots] and bake at 375° until top is lightly browned.

3 comments:

  1. so yummy!!! for deener tomorrow? ;)

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  2. Wow, that looks good! I'll be trying it soon!
    Steph

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  3. Hahaha, looks great Mar, before you know it you're going to be a pro at that southern cookin!!! And yes I love dotted food, LOL!!!

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