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Grandma’s Mac and Cheese:

What's for dinner?

Grandma’s Mac and Cheese:
(Silly Mommy Style)

            This is an old-fashioned mac and cheese recipe that uses a rue. It tastes like childhood to me. My grandmother’s recipe of course, does not call for any veg and uses American cheese. We usually use co-jack and throw a little American on the top. I think that you could substitute any different mixture of cheeses and still have great results. I added in some Gruyere once and it was delicious!

2 Tbsp. gluten free flour  
2 Tbsp. butter
1c. heavy cream or half and half
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

            These are the ingredients for the sauce. Melt the butter on medium heat and add the flour. Stir continually. The mixture will bubble. You want for it to turn smooth and golden in color before adding the cream. Add the cream and keep stirring until the mixture bubbles again and becomes thick and smooth. Then add the salt and pepper to taste. The consistency should be like a gravy. Set this aside.

2c. Gluten free pasta
2 Tbsp. finely minced onion
2c. Co jack cheese (shredded)
2c. frozen peas
Several slices of American cheese

            Preheat your oven to 350. Cook your pasta, and grate the cheese if needed. Make sure to salt the water for your pasta. Mince the onion. After you drain the pasta combine it with the two cups of frozen peas. Put half of the pasta-pea mixture in a casserole dish. Top it with half of the grated cheese and half the onion. Repeat the process with the rest of the pasta and peas and then the rest of the cheese and onion. Pour the sauce over the top and then top it with the slices of American cheese. Bake for one hour.

            This recipe is gluten free. For a whole grain option you can substitute quinoa or brown rice.


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