for dinner i whipped up homemade mac n' cheese and marinated chicken roll-ups filled with sauteed veggies. we uncorked a bottle of bubbly and toasted the birthday boy. good food. good time : )
mac n' cheese
16oz medium shells
2 1/2 cups italian cheese blend (mozz, parm, prov)
2 cups sharp cheddar
2 cups milk
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
salt & pepper
dash of red curry optional (about 1 tsp)
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
cook pasta according to the directions on the package. drain.heat the milk in a small pot, but do not boil. melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large pot and add flour. over low heat, cook for a few minutes. add the hot milk while whisking & cook for 1-2 min more, until thickened.
off the heat, add the shredded cheeses, 1 tablespoon salt & pepper. add the cooked pasta and stir well. pour into baking dish.
sprinkle topping over mac n' cheese. bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top. yummmmmmy!!!
|present opened: vintage 1950s cocktail shaker!|
it was a wonderful birthday! (and i think craig enjoyed it too : )