When I'm feeling stressed or blue, I'll often make food that takes me back to simpler times, food that brings back memories and puts a huge smile on my face. My grandmother was a wonderful and loving lady who could make macaroni and cheese like no one else! Here's her recipe.
Macaroni & Cheese
1 lb elbow macaroni
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 stick butter
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
6 large eggs
8 cups of water
2 teaspoons salt
Bring the water to a boil. Add salt and macaroni. Cook 12 minutes, or until tender. DO NOT DRAIN.
Add the cheese and butter to the pot. Let sit, covered, until cheese and butter are melted.
Beat the eggs and milk together. Add egg/milk mixture to the pot and stir to combine thoroughly.
Butter a large casserole pan (2 ½ qt). Pour mac & cheese into the pan and bake in a preheated 350º oven until bubbly around the sides and golden brown on top, 25-40 min.
This recipe can be easily cut in half.