Lunaya Pravda

09 July 2006

Macaroni and cheese

Oven 350°

2 Cups dried macaroni
3-4 Cups shredded cheese of choice

White sauce
4 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons flour
2 Cups milk
salt to taste (optional)

Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Melt butter over medium-low heat. Add flour and stir for 3-5 minutes. Add milk in slowly, and stir until thickened. (I've found the sauce thickens much quicker if you heat the milk beforehand, either on the stove or in the microwave.) Add salt if desired and remove from heat.

In a baking dish, add a thin layer of sauce to the bottom. Add a thin layer of macaroni, followed by a layer of cheese and another layer of sauce. Repeat layers as desired, finishing with a layer of cheese. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.