December 20, 2016

The most delicious dish made by an uncle (Uncle David's Mac and Cheese)

Y'all this dish is delish!  My friends Hannah, Kelly and Cary all share an Uncle David.  He is known for his architecture in out Nation's Capital and this Mac and Cheese.  I am not sure which is his better masterpiece. Kelly would make this mac and cheese  for our annual Faux Thanksgiving celebration and we would all rejoice at how delicious it is.  My family never had mac and cheese at Thanksgiving and I decided a few years back that we should.  And we should have Uncle David's!  I asked Kelly for the recipe and shocked when I got it.  Velveeta!?  How could something so delicious be so fake?!  Oh well, I decided to give it a whirl.  And boy was it a hit! 

Everyone in my family was so impressed and wondered why we had never had Mac n Cheese before. They all asked for the recipe.  I told them I had to keep it secret so no one could replicate it.  I just didn't want to let anyone know about my non healthy cooking secrets!  Well now, we can all see how this is made!

This is so easy, so cheesy and delicious.  Sometimes you just need some old school comfort food with some Velveeta, a can, crisco, or whatever around the holidays to make us feel nostalgic and warm. Make this sometime and reminisce or make a new memory.  It is so good! Mac and Cheese for President!  Full recipe to follow.

The finished lovely casserole. We always use throw away dishes to make clean up easier!
The cast.  This is in the original house where this all started!
Boil your noodles to a lovely al dente.
Add a stick of butter.  Again this is not a healthy recipe.
Add the Velveeta.  Cube it to make it melt better.
Add your shredded cheese and milk to make it creamy.
Place it in a greased pan.  Make sure you grease it.  
Add some shredded cheese and place under the broiler to brown it.  Enjoy!

Uncle David's Mac & Cheese (Courtesy of my sweet friend Kelly)

24 oz Large Elbow Macaroni
1 stick land o lakes Unsalted butter
1 quart Whole Milk
1 lbs velveeta (1 block)
8 oz Colby-Monterey Jack blend Cheese
12 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper

Boil Noodles, drain and return to pot immediately.
Add stick of butter and let melt.
Turn the burner to low and gradually add Velveeta.
Once completely melted add Monterey-Jack blend.
If too thick start adding milk, ~1/2 cup at a time.
Once melted and combined add 1/3 bag of cheddar and salt & pepper.
Once everything is completely combined and to a good consistency (taste to make sure you have enough S&P) pour into large pyrex and top with remaining cheddar cheese.
Let sit for a few minutes.
Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and bubbly.
You can broil the top on low if you want it to brown a little bit. If so make sure to watch it very closely, broilers can burn very quickly!

Happy Cooking!

Missy

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