I don’t know what the deal is, but these guys love mac and cheese. My other two recipes are my favorite, but this one is really simple and it tastes good too. Honestly the few ingredients it contains makes it even more easy to get together. That’s always my goal when cooking during the week, because the littles have school the next day. I save my elaborate recipes for weekends.
I was surfing through Facebook today. Which by the way guys, I made a page for my blog. I invite you guys to like the page. Anyway, many of our local news persons have their own Facebook pages. One of the people I know had posted to something someone else had posted on the news people’s page about electric bills being double and triple this month. I clicked on it, mostly just being nosey, but then I realized, wait my electric bill might end up being outrageous. It had already went up 50.00 from the month before, but it’s been super cold here. We haven’t had a winter so cold in a really long time. Then I thought, you know I’m getting ready to post to my blog about mac and cheese….what better way to live, if I have to be inside from the cold than to be snuggled up with some good ol’ mac and cheese??
8 oz noodles, like elbow noodles
4 strips of bacon, diced
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon munced garlic
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 oz yellow cheddar cheese
4 oz of aerican cheese
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Cook pasta per box directions. Drain pasta. Cook bacon in a sauce pan until crisp. Transfer to a papertowl lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of grease from pan. Cook shallots and garlic in drippings over medium heat until shallots are soft. Increase heat and whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add cheeses. Whisk well until melted. Season sauce with salt and the pepper. Stir in pasta. Serve with bacon.
NOTE: I recommend starting with a pinch of cayenne. If it’s not enough for your taste then increase a little more. Be aware that as it simmers then it’ll get hotter.