Over on my New In Christian Fiction blog, I’ve posted about my friend Lyn’s new book, Daddy in the Making. In the book, a secondary character, Millie, is famous for her Baked Macaroni and Cheese, and here’s Lyn to share the recipe with all of you:
Lyn Cote’s Baked Macaroni
I adapted this recipe from my 1940 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I’ve cut the fat content from the original and changed to whole wheat or SMART TASTE macaroni to up the fiber. So you can indulge with this recipe, knowing that it’s healthy!
1 lb. whole wheat macaroni or Ronzoni Brand Smart Taste pasta (fortified with Calcium, Vitamin d and Fiber)
6 Tb butter or margarine
3/4 c. flour
5 c. skim milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 lb grated medium cheddar cheese (Or if you want to give this a Mexican flavor, substitute pepper jack cheese.)
1 c. bread crumbs (or crushed tortilla chips)
Cook macaroni, drain and put into greased, deep casserole dish or bowl. Make the white sauce and take pan off heat (to keep the cheese from becoming stringy). Add 2/3rd’s of the grated cheese. Stir till melted. Pour over macaroni. Sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs over top. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. May serve as side dish or main course.
Drop by http://www.LynCote.com to learn more about Lyn’s literary concoctions. And catch up on her free read, La Belle Christiane, an original manuscript never published, a new scene every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.