Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mom's Baked Macaroni

I know every one's mom made the best baked macaroni but this is my blog so it is my mom's that is the best.

I was spoiled as a child. There I have admitted it. Whenever my mom would make something I was not really fond of there was always that dish of baked macaroni that would appear from the oven. The top was toasted and crunchy and the inside was tender and cheesy.

I think if I had to pick my last meal this would be it.

The recipe -
Boil 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
Grease Pyrex loaf pan.
Alternate layers of macaroni and American cheese starting with the macaroni.
Break 3 eggs and pour over macaroni. Fill baking dish with milk to almost cover macaroni.
Top with bread crumbs, and parsley. Bake 350 degrees until set, usually about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Honestly that is the way the recipe was given to me.
It is pretty forgiving. Just boil macaroni and add cheese. I have used what ever cheese I have in the house. Mom used American. It is a good basic recipe you can build to fit your taste.


Gretta D said...

LUCIA!!!! Hello there - It's Gretta! Your cousin in-law!!! Hows my cousin?? Tell him I said hello :-) Mom forwarded on your blog and I check it every day to see your fantastic recipes.....I CANNOT WAIT to try this mac n cheese (as well as your many other recipes ;-) I hope you are staying on the happy side of life. We'll chat soon - have a beautiful day! P.S. Just trying to start a blog - so bare with mine if you happen upon it....)

Lucia from Madison said...

Hey good to hear from you! Let me know when your blog is posted. Both of us are doing good. Looking forward to the summer. Keep in touch!

Debi said...

Still making this mac and cheese recipe! And yes, you can vary the cheeses to suit what you have in the fridge. I've done 2 eggs, 1 egg and even no egg and it's been great. The more eggs you use, the more it sets like a frittata...