Baked Mac And Cheese, For Grown-Ups
1 box of Casarecce pasta, boiled and drained
¾ stick of butter, sliced
½ c. all-purpose flour
4 c. milk (1 quart okay!)
3 c. extra-sharp cheddar, shredded
½ small wheel of Brie, skin removed
¼ c. crumbled bleu cheese
½ c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. breadcrumbs
1 c. of cheddar
¼ c. Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350º. In a large saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat and mix in the flour until smooth and bubbly. Pour in milk and stir continuously, to thicken the béchamel sauce. Turn the heat to low and stir in the cheese. When it has melted completely, remove from heat and pour in the pasta. Stir it gently.
Lightly grease a large casserole pan. Pour in the cheese and pasta and spread it evenly. Shake the remaining cheeses and breadcrumbs in a (sealed) freezer bag until well blended. Top the pasta and bake for about 30 minutes.
No, of course this didn’t sound difficult. That’s because it wasn’t you doing it.
Everyone in my house was very comforted with mac and cheese for grown-ups. We hugged, AND I managed to clean out the cheese drawer before Christmas. You want lunch? That is good information, and you’re taking some green beans with you, too. Enjoy!