Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Old School Mac & Cheese Casserole

Old School Mac & Cheese with broccoli and some ketchup- 600 calories plus some more bites 200 testing and being STARVING waiting for hubs to get home.

beans and tomato- didn't eat these because I decided after one bite that they would be mo better with some hamburger meat and served like sloppy joes.

I made a bechmel sauce with 3 tb butter + 1 tb bacon fat + 4 tb flour, mixed/cooked for about a minute then I whisked in 3 cups of milk and cooked till thickend. Tempered an egg and added that as well.

To this add 1.5 bags sharp 2%, 1 tb spicy mustard, 1 tsp seasoning salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp dry mustard

cook one box of ziti noodles slightly under done because that was what we had (free after coupons too! ;))

Sprayed 9x13 pan with pam, added noodles, sauce and a bag of frozen broccoli and stirred and then because I was feeling the old school casserole look I crushed up some corn flakes and put those on top and drizzled 1 tb of melted butter over top. Baked at 350 for about 40 minutes.

Yummy although next time I will make the cream sauce and then just make a crust with the cheese (and less of it) instead cornflakes also it would be mo better with squash and onions.

Hubs and kid approved.

Total daily calories: 1580
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