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MystikPiglit
29-03-2010, 04:19 PM
Does anyone have a tried & tested recipe for Mac n Cheese please?

I need it before tomorrow morning if possible.

Thank you. :)

arkvilla
29-03-2010, 04:31 PM
I make it often but it's not like the American version, it my own way, but you are welcome to try my recipe:-

I make a cheese sauce with butter, flour and milk and lots of grated mature cheddar (sorry, I don't know quantities, I just do it )

I boil the macaroni in salted boiling water and then a couple of minutes before it's ready I add frozen supersweet sweetcorn and peas, or Tesco special mixed veg - this is purely optional but it's what we like :-)

I then drain it and put macaroni in a deep dish, add the cheese sauce and mix in, I then grate lots more cheddar on top and grill to crisp it - as you can tell, this isn't a low fat recipe :wink:

We have it with either homemade chips or jacket potato

Sandra

MystikPiglit
29-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Thank you. :hug2: I like the idea of adding sweetcorn etc. It's for a vegetarian so that would be ideal.

mumof2
29-03-2010, 04:36 PM
pretty much the same here....i use mature cheddar, i love a really cheesy flavour.

melt the butter, add flour and a teaspoon (ish) of mustard powder. sometimes i throw in a clove of garlic with the milk. to make it a bit quicker i put a jug of milk in the microwave to warm through then add that to the roux.

mix into (or pour over) pasta and either grill it with extra cheese on top or serve as it is.

MystikPiglit
29-03-2010, 04:40 PM
Thank you. :hug2: The cheesier the better. :yes:

Britchick
29-03-2010, 05:16 PM
i used to always make a roux too (ha ha) but Tesco's does a nice cheese sauce- i pour that on and bake with some sliced tomatoes.

this is a nice recipe too

WELCOME TO NIGELLA'S WEBSITE (http://www.nigella.com/recipe/recipe_detail.aspx?rid=140)

uscwest
29-03-2010, 05:20 PM
Everyone I feed this one too raves about it.

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¼ - ½ pound of butter (125-250g)<o:p></o:p>
3 cups of milk (I use low fat, not skim/fat free)<o:p></o:p>
1 medium onion<o:p></o:p>
Flour (I don’t measure, I just add it until it looks about right for a roux)<o:p></o:p>
4 flavors of cheese (approximately 3-4 cups) cubed or shredded<o:p></o:p>
Note: Here I can buy a 4 cheese blend in my grocery store with cheddar as one of the blends. But basically any 4 complementary cheeses can be used<o:p></o:p>
1 pound (500g) box of Elbow Macaroni<o:p></o:p>
Salt and pepper to taste<o:p></o:p>
Paprika To Taste (I use hot Hungarian)<o:p></o:p>
If desired a goodly size chunk of smoked/cured ham<o:p></o:p>
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Melt the butter over medium heat<o:p></o:p>
Cut and dice the onion and sauté in butter and salt and pepper until just soft<o:p></o:p>
Sprinkle in the flour and stir until it thickens. <o:p></o:p>
Add the milk and bring to almost a boil. <o:p></o:p>
Remove from heat and stir in cheese until it melts, if you are using ham you can dice it up and stir it in at this point also. <o:p></o:p>
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Heat oven to 375F / 190 C<o:p></o:p>
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While doing the above, in separate pan boil salted water (I also add just a touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil). When the water is boiling, add the macaroni and cook according to directions. <o:p></o:p>
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Drain the macaroni and return to the pan. Stir in the cheese mixture. <o:p></o:p>
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When it is well mixed turn it out into a greased baking pan <o:p></o:p>
Top Mixture with a sprinkle of paprika<o:p></o:p>
Place in Oven for approximately 30 -40 minutes. <o:p></o:p>

mumof2
29-03-2010, 05:31 PM
oh yeah i forgot about the Tesco cheese sauce, but you just can't beat a cheesy cheesy homemade one.....yum yum yum!

mumof2
29-03-2010, 05:32 PM
mmmm, cauliflower, brocolli and leeks in sauce sauce.....heaven!

MystikPiglit
29-03-2010, 05:39 PM
John, your recipe sounds lovely. :thumbsup:

Thanks everyone. Now I can get all of the ingredients ordered tomorrow. :thumbsup:

mumof2
29-03-2010, 06:25 PM
John, your recipe sounds lovely. :thumbsup:

Thanks everyone. Now I can get all of the ingredients ordered tomorrow. :thumbsup:



just don't use the smoked ham whatever you do!

MystikPiglit
30-03-2010, 10:00 AM
just don't use the smoked ham whatever you do!

Lol! Don't worry, I'm meticulous about veggie ingredients for guests. :thumbsup:

Even though being a Veggie is such an alien concept. :wink:

mumof2
30-03-2010, 11:32 AM
Lol! Don't worry, I'm meticulous about veggie ingredients for guests. :thumbsup:

Even though being a Veggie is such an alien concept. :wink:



:taunt: cheeky!

MystikPiglit
30-03-2010, 11:56 AM
:lol:

Skywatcher
30-03-2010, 02:53 PM
Buy can of mac and cheese open lid heat in saucepan bingo :D

I guess I am th eonly one sad enough to see the thread title and see this obscure friends reference

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/friends/images/thumb/0/07/MacAndCHEESE.jpg/330px-MacAndCHEESE.jpg

If anyone sees a 'life' could they post it to me please i think I have misplaced mine :D

MystikPiglit
30-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Buy can of mac and cheese open lid heat in saucepan bingo :D

I guess I am th eonly one sad enough to see the thread title and see this obscure friends reference
If anyone sees a 'life' could they post it to me please i think I have misplaced mine :D

Open a can?! :thud:

You mean this:

YouTube - Friends - mac & cheese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8xjPIfx9uI)

I love Friends! :yes:

Skywatcher
30-03-2010, 03:31 PM
:D yep glad I'm not alone

arkvilla
30-03-2010, 03:44 PM
I love Friends too and don't care how many times I watch the repeats - I still love it :yes:

Sandra

MystikPiglit
30-03-2010, 04:30 PM
I love Friends too and don't care how many times I watch the repeats - I still love it :yes:Sandra

Me too. It's one of the few shows that I can watch many times and still enjoy. :thumbsup:

Skywatcher
30-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Me too. It's one of the few shows that I can watch many times and still enjoy. :thumbsup:

I was just going to write the same sentance :D

Johnie
30-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Friends is awesome! I got the box set a couple of Christmas' ago.

MystikPiglit
30-03-2010, 04:49 PM
I was just going to write the same sentance :D

:lol:

This is one of my favourite moments:

YouTube - Friends - Joey got Monica's turkey stuck on his head! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJMbxiLGdoE&feature=PlayList&p=6AB36F90C2AE3049&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4)

Johnie
30-03-2010, 06:20 PM
I think one of my favorites is when Ross was in the leather pants.

uscwest
30-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Nice derail on the thread gang. ROTFLMAO.

Britchick
30-03-2010, 07:05 PM
I think one of my favorites is when Ross was in the leather pants.

definitely!! bloomin hilarious!!! Friends is going through a revival with the tweens now, Caitlin has our box set and watches it all the time, so do her friends.

mumof2
30-03-2010, 08:54 PM
:unsure:

i clicked to see the last post and thought i'd gone into the wrong thread, especially when i read about Ross in his leather pants.......

nice derail Mr Skywatcher!:ROFL:

MystikPiglit
01-04-2010, 03:21 PM
:unsure:
i clicked to see the last post and thought i'd gone into the wrong thread,

:lol:

The thing about Friends fans is that once you start naming favourite clips you can't stop. :wink:

Unagi!!


YouTube - Friends 617 The One With Unagi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ev_ob4mVwg)