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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is one that I got from my ex-mother-in-law years ago.  She used to make it almost every time I came to visit and fortunately I got to take the recipe with me when my ex and I split up.  I don’t have any pictures because it has been a while since I’ve made it, but I assure you it is very yummy!

1 ½ cup uncooked elbow macaroni
¼ cup margarine or butter
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ cup flour
1 ¾ cups milk
8 oz. (8-10 slices) American cheese
chopped onion
potato chips

Cook macaroni as directed on package. Cook and stir margarine, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until onion is slightly tender. Blend in flour with whisk. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove form heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, on medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.

Place macaroni in ungreased 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Stir cheese sauce into macaroni. Crumble potato chips on top. Cook uncovered in 375◦ oven for 30 minutes.

Makes approximately 5 servings.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This recipe came from my ex’s family. It was always part of our New Year’s Eve tradition. I may not be with him anymore, but I’ll always hold on to this recipe!

1 ½ cup butter
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
6 cups milk
2 lbs. Velveeta cheese (cubed)
5 lbs. frozen cauliflower (add more or less to your liking)

Melt butter in microwave. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook in microwave until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk. Cook until begins to thicken, then add Velveeta cheese. Cook in microwave until thick and cheese is melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Transfer to a 4 quart slow cooker. Add enough milk to make a soup consistency. Cook cauliflower in separate pan according to package directions until just tender. Drain cauliflower well, then add to cheese mixture and cook in slow cooker until soup is hot.

*Substitute broccoli for the cauliflower or mix the two.
*You can also do all steps on stove or in slow cooker instead of microwave if you choose to. It comes out the same.

Mozzerella Dip

I got this recipe from my friend Shari. I begged her for the recipe and she gladly shared it with one warning. Do NOT use finely shredded cheese or miracle whip. It will ruin the taste!

16 oz shredded mozerella (not finely shredded)
16 oz sour cream
16 oz mayo
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. Accent Salt
1 T. Parsley

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate. Serve with crackers.

This is great for a party. If you are making it for a smaller group you may want to cut the recipe in half.