Mac & Cheese

1 pound macaroni/elbows (or your favorite pasta)

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour (or rice flour)

2 cups milk, heated, but not boiling

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (a pinch)

8 oz cheddar cheese, grated

1 pound muenster cheese, grated

¼ cup (approximately) parmesan cheese

paprika

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Set aside a 9”x13” pan.

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook the macaroni, following the directions on the box.  Set aside
  2. In a saucepan, over a medium heat, melt the butter, then add the flour, and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.  It may turn a bit brown.  That’s okay.  Slowly whisk in the warmed milk and stir, more than occasionally, for up to ten minutes, or at least until it’s thickened Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg
  3. In a large bowl, add the milk mixture to the grated cheese, and stir until the cheese is melted.  Add the cooked macaroni, and combine 
  4. Pour the macaroni mixture into the pan.  Sprinkle on the parmesan, and then the paprika. 
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned on top and bubbling

Makes 8-10 servings (or one MASSIVE serving…)