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    Red face Baked (or not) Mac and Cheese

    So last night I was in the mood for some cheesy pasta. Super cheesy, super terrible for your arteries pasta. And this is what I did. We didn't have any easy box mac and cheese, so I looked up a recipe and modified it to work with what I had. I also cooked for three other people, so this feeds four. Or one, if you really try hard and believe in yourself.
    It tastes good the day after microwaved too.

    Ingredients:
    1 lb pasta (shells are amazing because they hold cheese inside them)
    8 tbsp butter / margarine (1 stick)
    8 tbsp all purpose flour
    2 cups milk
    2 cups heavy cream (heavy whipping cream works, or even more milk if you don't have cream)
    Shredded cheese (cheddar if you want true mac and cheese)
    Salt, pepper, spices to taste, if you're into that
    Bread crumbs

    1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the pasta, bring it back to a boil for ~8 minutes. Drain the water, let it sit while you prepare the sauce.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter on the stovetop.
    3. After the butter is fully melted, add the flour and whisk. Continue to whisk as you add in more flour.
    4. Measure out your milk, pour slowly and continue to whisk.
    5. Whisk in the heavy cream (full fat milk works if you don't have any kind of heavy cream).
    6. Sauce should become thick. As it thickens, add your shredded cheese. The sauce will become even thicker and harder to mix, but continue to mix until all the cheese has melted.
    7. Turn off the heat and pour in the pasta. Mix the pasta and the sauce together until pasta is evenly coated.
    8. You can stop here if you'd like. Otherwise, get a baking dish and slightly butter it. Just enough so that it doesn't stick too much. Pour in the pasta. Add bread crumbs on top.
    9. Bake until top is golden brown.
    10. Let cool, serve.



    You can save any leftovers in sealed containers or ziploc bags. Save in the fridge, unless you're saving it for a very long time (then use the freezer).

    Ask if you have any questions! c':

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    @Lavendrae Do you have any pictures?
    It's a shame I can't eat cheese anymore, mac & cheese were my fav meal when I was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katzes View Post
    @Lavendrae Do you have any pictures?
    It's a shame I can't eat cheese anymore, mac & cheese were my fav meal when I was younger.
    Damn, I forgot to take photos. I snapchatted a photo but didn't save it :'c

    Why can't you eat cheese? :C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavendrae View Post
    Damn, I forgot to take photos. I snapchatted a photo but didn't save it :'c

    Why can't you eat cheese? :C
    No worries, just thought I'd ask since I always like to see what the final result should look like when looking at a recipe!

    And I'm lactose intolerant. I can't eat any cheese/milk/cream.

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    nope not anymore
    Last edited by simmie; 10-29-2013 at 08:53 PM.

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    @Lavendrae @katzes

    If she eats some she'll have diarrhea for like 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maths View Post
    @Lavendrae @katzes

    If she eats some she'll have diarrhea for like 3 months
    omg, so accurate. ;__;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavendrae View Post
    Or one, if you really try hard and believe in yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by katzes View Post
    It's a shame I can't eat cheese anymore, mac & cheese were my fav meal when I was younger.
    Mac & Tofu.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maths View Post
    If she eats some she'll have diarrhea for like 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maths View Post
    @Lavendrae @katzes

    If she eats some she'll have diarrhea for like 3 months
    I feel it.
    If I eat celery, I get chest pain for like 7 days.

    I'm strangely allergic. :'c

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