Monday, December 6, 2010

Comfort and Joy.

My Mom's Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a classic. Nothing compares, of course I was born and buttered on it's creaminess. She used various types of cheeses and different shaped pasta yet it always tasted the same...yummy. Here you go:
Macaroni and Cheese-Patty style
Boil 1/2 box of pasta in salted water, cook according to box instructions.
In a sauce pan melt 1 Tablespoon butter on medium heat, 
when melted whisk 1/4 cup flour (this makes a rue, or a thick paste of butter and flour).
To the rue, add 1 cup milk and whisk until thickened. 
Add 1 cup cheese (I use sharp cheddar). 
As cheese melts, add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper too.
Add drained pasta to cheese sauce, serves four.

Our main accomplishment this weekend was finding a Christmas tree, we weren't able work it out schedule-wise for our Tree Hunting Tradition, but we made due and found a solid tree.
 Ivy wanted this one...too small.
Savannah and Tim on the hunt.


  1. I'm so happy you posted your mom's recipe! It's printed out and ready for action at the Johnson home. We missed you last night! Hope the girls are feeling better today. Love you tons.

  2. I made your moms macaroni and cheese for my girls tonight, they loved it. Thank you Dusty for your blog, I love to see what a wonderful mother, wife and woman you have turned in to.