just a little preface...
This blog consist of meals that are practically all purchased with the help of my footstamp budget, I work full time, but as a single mom with two children at home I am classified as "poverty level". I thank God everyday that my children get good homecooked meals, because there are so many kids in the USA that go hungry every day. I just wanted to add this so if you think you cannot purchase good food and create good meals on a tight budget I hope my blog makes you think of food in a different way. noturtypicalgma

the only thing i ask in sharing these recipes with you, is that you must really love the person you serve them to....cooking is how i show my love to the special people in my life.....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese...Basic Cheese Sauce Recipe

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, just such warm creamy yumminess to eat on any day of the week and something my kids love! Yeah I know we all have eaten that uber orange stuff in a box but nothing beats homemade mac with a creamy cheese sauce that can be used for other recipes like Broccoli and Cheese soup. I learned how to make this cheese sauce on the back of an Argo cornstarch box about 20 years ago and have been making my mac and cheese this way, I have tried variations with extra sharp cheddar and one with 5 blend Italian cheese and add lots of garlic and parsley for a penne pasta dish I make that my kids love...I have made Alfredo with this recipe using Parmesan and regiano and asiago so if you have the basic white sauce recipe you can make many different cheese sauces I bet one with pepper jack would be awesome. Hope you experiment and try this recipe!


4 cups cooked whole wheat or regular durham semolina macaroni or penne, or shell pasta
2cups or more of extra sharp cheddar or your favorite cheese(s)
1/3 cup of Parmesan (optional)
1/4 cup heaping of sour cream
4 tbsp butter or margarine or spread like smart choice
3 tbsp of cornstarch
1 cup of milk low fat or non fat is fine
salt and pepper to taste
optional topping like bread crumbs,crushed crackers, chips, crushed croutons
1/4 c or more of cheese to top casserole
additional butter or margarine to dab on bread crumbs
a note to bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes till topping browned and cheese melted

Video Recipe

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