The holiday's always bring out some great recipes but many are traditional or old family recipes that you just don't mess with. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I always fix my grandma's mac & cheese and I've never changed anything from the way she used to make it. However, I found some different recipes on line that looked really good so I decided to make one and see if it's as good as my grandma's. Ingredients:

  • 3 c. uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 Tlbs. butter
  • 4 Tlbs. flour
  • 2-3 c. milk
  • 4 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz grated Monterrey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Boil and drain your noodles.

In a pot melt your butter and add the flour to make a rue.

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Add milk and thicken and add your salt and pepper.

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Pull from heat and add in your cheeses and stir until melted and blended well.

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Stir in your pasta.

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Pour into your baking dish (I used an 8x8) sprinkle the top with a little grated cheese (I also added a little sprinkle of Paprika for color) and place in oven to bake. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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I have to say this was pretty darn good, but it's just not Grandma's. I will make it again though, I do like the extra creaminess the white sauce adds.