Monday, July 28, 2008

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 1/2 cups milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheese (mild or sharp process or Cheddar), divided
8 ounces (2 cups) Mueller's elbow macaroni
1/4 cup buttered bread crumbs

In saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat; blend in flour, salt, and mustard. Add milk; heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens a little and is smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese; heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook macaroni 5 minutes and drain. Combine with sauce in a buttered 2-quart casserole; top with remaining cheese, bread crumbs, and paprika. Bake at 375°F about 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned and bubbly. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Beth's crepes

1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 1/2 c milk
3 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 Tbsp melted butter, plus more for pan

Mix dry ingredients. Whisk wet ingredients together and add slowly to dry ingredients. Pass batter through sieve if lumpy. Heat nonstick skillet over med heat and then brush with melted butter (it should sizzle). Remove pan from heat, quickly pour 1/8 cup of batter in skillet and tilt pan to cover bottom. Return to heat. Cook briefly, then flip.