Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Lady's Cheesy Mac

My grandmother made the BEST macaroni and cheese. She never had a recipe and I never was interested enough in cooking to watch and learn. It was only after she moved into assisted living and couldn't see well enough to cook anymore that I started cooking and wished I knew how to make it.

I'm not a humongous Paula Deen fan (so much butter, so little time!) but my mom found this recipe for mac & cheese and I have to say, it's about as close as you can get to my grandma's!! She makes two little changes. First, 3 cups of cheese, not two (this is SO not a light recipe, so what the heck is an extra cup of cheese gonna hurt?!). Second, she adds some (fresh) bread crumbs tossed in melted butter. YUM!!

The Lady's Cheesy Mac

Source: Paula's Home Cooking

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, dranied
2 cups grated cheddar (we used 3 cups of sharp cheddar)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
4 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese if desired.

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