Thursday, January 6, 2011

MAC ATTACK!!!

Cindy's Famous 5-Cheese Mac & Cheese Wth Roasted Corn
After weeks of listening to me beg and nag, Cindy finally put me out of my misery last night.  She cooked up her famous 5-cheese macaroni and cheese.  Served it up with cornbread and a side salad.  Was it good?  Uhhh, YEAH.

I didn't get a picture of the dish last night because I couldn't wait to start eating.  But before I finished off the leftovers for breakfast this morning, I took this shot of it.  I reheated it in the microwave and served it up to myself with leftover cornbread.

By the way, let me say a word about cornbread, since I am recognized as the world's foremost authority.  There are some dishes, like this one, or butter beans, or black-eyed peas, that should never be eaten without cornbread.  (A word to you Yankees out there who think cornbread should have a sweet taste---Cornbread should NEVER have a sweet taste.  There.  I said it.)

Cindy's Famous 5-Cheese Mac & Cheese

---1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
---1/4 cup butter
---1/4 cup all-purpose flour
---1/4 tsp white pepper
---1    tsp dry mustard
---2 1/2 cups milk
---2 cups (8 oz) grated cheese (add a variety of different types...cheddar, swiss, monterrey jack, american, etc)
---1   jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
---1   ear of yellow corn, roasted in  oven.  (Rub corn on cob with olive oil.  Place on cookie sheet and roast in preheated oven at 425 degrees.  Turn until lightly roasted all around.  After cob cools, slice off kernels)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt 1/4 cup butter; stir in flour, white pepper and mustard until smooth.  Gradually stir in milk and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute.  Stir in grated cheese, cooked macaroni, chooped jalapeno and corn.  Pour into 2 quart shallow baking dish.  Bake about 25 minutes until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and sprinkle extra grated cheese on top.  Feeds four hungry people or one Clint.  Enjoy.  Oh yeah, babe.

11 comments:

  1. Well Clint, you are right. Every recipe I have seen for cornbread has some type of sugar in it. Now I have to find a 'real' recipe.

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  2. Oh oh, the calories.... jam, jam

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  3. WOW that looks so good!!! AUGHHHHH Mac attacks are contagious, didn't you know?!?!

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  4. my tummy hurts just looking at that, but i bet it's delish!=)

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  5. Hey Clint,

    I think one dish like this is good enough already, but being Chinese it is usually not enough, you must have heaps of rice to go with anything,,,,hahahahhaha.

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  6. oh man...that looks delicious! yea, I like cornbread too, but i like the cheese macaroni more! I think i need to get some this weekend! thanks for the recipe. hehe..

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  7. Jam jam....now I am getting hungry.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow....
    Mama mia!
    My compliments to Cindy ....haha
    Regards

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  9. Thanks for the recipe. I copied it, and put it on file. As for the cornbread, I have to agree. Corn pone is not Corn Bread. My aunt used to make corn pone, with a 1/4 cup of sugar. That was for her Sunday meal.The rest of the time, the recipe stayed the same and that was Corn Bread.

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