Happy Fall Everyone!!! Hard to believe the holiday season is quickly approaching and the lazy days of summer are behind us. Nothing says fall to me like some good old fashioned comfort food so I decided to make some mac n cheese for dinner this evening. I am usually a blue box kind of girl but tonight I felt in a gourmet kind of mood. It came out great and even the Mr. came back for seconds.
I included the recipe below if the mood should happen to strike you as well. If you have a great comfort food go to recipe I would love to hear about it so don't be shy and drop me a line. Remember sharing is caring.
Mac N Cheese (not from a box)
This recipe feed my family of three with enough for left overs, adjust accordingly.
Step 1 (gather these goodies):
- Coarse salt
- 1/2 pound macaroni
- 3 large eggs
- 12 ounces of evaporated milk
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
- 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
Preheat oven to 475. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni for 6 minutes. It will be a bit undercooked but don't worry. Drain macaroni and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs and evaporated milk. Once combined add in 1/2 tsp. salt, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and cheeses. Mix well and add macaroni. Mix together then transfer to an 8 inch baking dish. Gently spread macaroni mixture so it is evenly spread.
Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.