Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Creamy Mac and Cheese

This fall I came across this recipe on my favorite cooking blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook, when  Kathi and Marla were coming for one more lunch on the patio in the beautiful fall sunshine.  It was awesome and has become a regular.

I got home from church yesterday and it just sounded good - warm, comfort food good!

Creamy Mac and Cheese
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
4 c. penne pasta (you can use anything, but I prefer penne)
2 c. grated cheddar

Cook pasta according to directions on pkg. Place butter in med. size bowl and melt in microwave, add salt, flour and then milk.  Cook in microwave for 6 minutes stirring every 2 minutes. 

Place 1/2 of drained pasta in a 2 qt dish (I have used all shapes, 11x7, 9x9, round pyrex, etc) and pour half of white sauce and cover with half of cheese. Repeat layer.  Bake 30-40 min at 350 degrees until edges start to brown!  ENJOY!

My husband was in a "project" mood and he pulled out everything from under the stairs closet and started putting in new shelving for me!  I've never loved the setup under there, but I've never told him and he went to get something out of there and he couldn't stand it - how I love that man.

Somebody has a lot of stuff!!
I still need to go through and organize the stuff (and toss some I'm sure), and then it will be done!  I had a few projects going myself!  Randy had built some stair step shelves for my spice cabinet, so I needed to reorganize that! I keep opening it when I walk by cuz' I just love how it looks!
 Then I moved on to my baking cupboard!
I took the Christmas tree down that was upstairs - you know what they say "out of sight, out of mind"!  It was easy to ignore!  Now Christmas is officially put away. I did leave the garland w/snowflakes and twinkling light up above my cabinets for January.

We rented Dispicable Me and ate Potstickers and Baked Chocolate pudding with Em.  It was a great family night!  (If you are adding up my calories consumed for today - just stop - it was awesome!)

Today my goal is to get this house cleaned and organize my pantry - time to take it all out and put it back in! My office is due for a digging out in a couple spots too!.  Randy hung a "new fun thing" in there for me I will show you later!

I'd better get moving, my list is kind of long today!  While I'm working away I will have a roast in the oven - gotta love comfort food on these cold days!


Tanya said...

Comfort foods...yum!! Projects...yes!! And, what time is dinner? Roast sounds very yummy about right now! Have a great day and hope you get lots accomplished. When you get done with all of your organizing head on over this way and give me some of your motivation. Love you friend!!

Kathi said...

You had Mac and cheese without me?!? Can Randy come live with us for awhile, I have lot's of projects for him!

Holly said...

I'm a Kraft girl and can't seem to change, but it does look good!!!!

Love the organization!! Nothing like tidy cupboards to put a smile on my face!!! I feel the need to purge, but I've still got Christmas stuff laying around. Can't stand it!!!!! I want to scrapbook and quilt and not have to do things I don't want to do!!!!
Is there a show and tell in the future??? Pictures just don't do it all justice!

Anonymous said...

made the mac-cheese 3 time's in the last week and a half! Brought it to a horse club meeting last night and everyone loooved it! Thanks for the recipe!