Friday, May 29, 2009

simpleton's mac and cheese


i am the simpleton.

you see, i forgot to take pictures of my mac and cheese, before, after and during. i snapped one shot and was distracted. fin, it was all over. i do want to share the recipe though. it is from my favorite local cookbook virginia hospitality and it makes for a wonderfully creamy and cheesy dish. it is not, however, my all time favorite version or vision of macaroni and cheese, my brother roger makes that, macaroni, cheese and tomatoes-heavenly. here ya go.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

7 oz elbow macaroni
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper
8 oz sharp cheddar, grated
paprika

preheat the oven to 350. cook macaroni and drain well. combine cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt and pepper. add cheese and mix well. stir in cooked macaroni. pour into a greased 4 quart baking dish. sprinkle with paprika. bake for 45 minutes. serves 8-10

ok-now my two cents.

i simply use a small box of elbows, kosher salt, 4% milk fat large curd cottage cheese, light sour cream, grate my own cheddar and skip the paprika. i also start peeping in the oven around 35 minutes or so.

i hope you will give this mac and cheese a try. it's good stuff folks. enjoy.

1 comment:

Oge said...

Looks Great!!!!!