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Baked Macaroni and Cheese March 29, 2013

Filed under: Pasta and Grains — alittlemoreofeach @ 2:22 pm
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Traditionally, stewed tomatoes would be served alongside this dish.



1 ½ cups dry elbow macaroni

2 Tbl butter

4 ½ Tbl flour

¼ tsp dry mustard

salt and pepper

2 cups milk

¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce

½ small onion, grated

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

3 Tbl breadcrumbs

1 ½ Tbl butter, melted



Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Drain and put in a greased 2-quart casserole. Melt butter and blend in flour, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and add milk gradually. Cool until thickened, stirring constantly. Add Worcestershire sauce, onion and cheese. Stir until cheese melts and pour over macaroni. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs mixed with melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.


Tuna Macaroni Salad

Filed under: Pasta and Grains — alittlemoreofeach @ 1:42 pm
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I made this  frequently in college. All of my roommates liked it, too, so we’d all eat off it, for lunch and dinner, until it ran out. This recipe is also great with imitation crabmeat.  Simply add about ¾ lb. chopped crabmeat instead of the tuna, and use mayonnaise instead of the Miracle Whip.



1 lb box of pasta (shells, spirals, or bowties)

2 cans albacore tuna, drained

2 hardboiled eggs, chopped

½ cucumber, peeled and diced

1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing, dry

1 tsp dill

1 cup Miracle Whip, give or take



Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well. Refrigerate before serving.