Friday, November 15, 2013

Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner


It's time to clone America's best-selling brand of instant macaroni & cheese. This recipe is for the "Deluxe" variety of this popular product - that is, the one that comes with an envelope of thick cheese sauce, rather than the dry, powdered cheese. You gotta love that! I served this with

Crunchy Saltine Chicken Tenders

You can find my recipe for the chicken here http://cherirecipes.blogspot.com/2013/11/crunchy-saltine-chicken-tenders.html


8 cups water
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Cheez Whiz
2 tablespoons whole milk
2 tablespoons butter


How to Make it:
Bring 8 cups (2 quarts) of water to a boil over high heat in a large saucepan. Add elbow macaroni to water and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
As macaroni boils, prepare sauce by combining cheddar cheese, Cheez Whiz, and milk in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
Stir cheese mixture often as it heats, so that it does not burn.
When all of the cheddar cheese has melted and the sauce
is smooth, cover pan and set aside until macaroni is ready.
When macaroni is ready, strain water, but do not rinse the macaroni.
Using the same pan you prepared the macaroni in, combine the
macaroni with the cheese sauce, and mix well.
Makes about 4 cups.

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