Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mac and Cheese!

On Sunday I had a little extra time so I decided to make home-made mac and cheese. I looked for a recipe online and found one of Rachel Ray's. Surprise! It turned out really good! Lily loved it (as you can see) and had 2nd helpings. Although, I did think that it got better after a couple of days. I will post the recipe below in case anyone is interested ;)
  • one lb elbow mac
  • salt
  • 2 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg hot dogs
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbl flour
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 cups milk
  • pepper
  • 1 Tbl spicy mustard
  • 2 Tbl ketsup
  • 3 cups shredded cheese


Cook macaroni for 7 minutes. Heat broiler and set rack 12 inches heat. In a large non-stick skillet heat 1 Tbl evoo at medium hight heat. Add hot dogs and brown both sides. Remove dogs and put them on a paper towel-lined plate. Add another Tbl evoo and butter. As soon as butter melts cook onion 4-5 minutes and then add flour and cook another minute. Add beer and cook off completely. Wisk in milk and bring to a bubble, then season with salt and pepper and add the ketsup and mustard. Lower heat and add 2 cups of cheese, stir to melt. Adjust salt, pepper, ketsup and mustard to your taste. Combine hot dogs, pasta and sauce. Pour into a large casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.


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