I have enjoyed trying new mac and cheese recipes lately. Lil D adores "cheesy noodles" and Mr. T will never complain about eating them either. I found another recipe in my food network magazine to try (the picture doesn't really do it justice:(
...and a recipe my cousin shared on her boiled hotdogs blog for Kielbasa and apples...
so freakin' good...I make them with any mac and cheese recipe I try.
Lil D calls them "BIG hotdogs".
12 oz spiral shaped pasta
3 T unsalted butter
1 T all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard
pinch cayenne pepper
1 12oz evaporated milk
1/2 C whole milk
3/4 C shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 C shredded monterey jack
1/2 C grated parmesan
1/2 cup panko (or regular breadcrumbs)
2 T chives or scallions
1. Boil water..add noodles...cook per directions.
2. Melt 1 T butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour, mustard and cayenne and stir to make a paste. Cook stirring, until paste puffs slightly, about 1 minute. Whisk in both milks and 1/2 tsp. salt and simmer. Whisk occasionally, until slightly thickened and creamy, 6-7 minutes. Add cheeses (leave about 2 T of the parm out for the topping) and whisk until melted.
3. Combine panko, 1 T butter, 2 T parm and chives. Microwave about 1 minute and toss
4. Drain the pasta (reserve some water to thin) and return to pot, toss with 1 T butter, then stir in cream sauce, adding any water if needed. Season with salt and top with crumb mixture.
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