Yesterday was my youngest’s 11th birthday. Since he’s the focus of the week here, I thought I’d share his favorite dish. Of course, it would be mac n cheese, and the cheesier, the better!

Kitchen Smack: Lazy Mom's Mac n Cheese

Kitchen Smack: Lazy Mom's Mac n Cheese

I bought the ingredients to make a sophisticated macaroni and cheese, but ended up with a late night to cook dinner, so I ended up making a quick and easy one with some of the same ingredients as the sophisticated, bake for an hour, recipe. Always remember to season to YOUR liking, not mine, since my amounts are only approximate.

Total cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb.jumbo elbow macaroni noodles
  • 2 c Cheddar Melt blended shredded cheese
  • 1 package Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan (the pizza topper kind from a can)
  • 1/4 c of milk
  • 1/4 c of butter/margarine
    Seasonings:
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme Pizza & Pasta Magic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tony Chachere's Special Herb Blend

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions in a 3 qt. pot. Drain.
  2. Pour cheeses in a microwave safe container with the 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. Microwave on the "melt cheese" setting for 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. Let sit for 1 minute, then stir.
  5. Add in seasonings to taste.
  6. Place back in microwave for another 2 1/2-3 minutes.
  7. Let sit for 1 minute.
  8. Add in 1/4 cup of grated parmesan. Stir until well blended. The parmesan should give it a crumbly type of texture.
  9. Blend 1/4 cup of butter/margarine into drained noodles.
  10. Pour cheese mixture over noodles and stir until well blended and all noodles are covered. If sauce is too thick, use a dab of milk to loosen it up a little bit.
  11. Serve while hot.

Notes

This dish also reheats well, and like all macaroni & cheese, tastes even better reheated.

Suggested add-ins: Bacon bits, broccoli.

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Stephanie Ayers writes speculative fiction, where horror and fantasy collide. She is a self proclaimed word whisperer and unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn't doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

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