This was my “original” mac and cheese….new post to follow with the healthier version!

Not Just a Small Town Girl

I’ll admit it: Homemade mac ‘n cheese is new to me.   I honestly never knew you could make it in the oven or even from scratch.  When I was growing up we always made it from the box-either Kraft or ShopRite brand-and cooked it on the stovetop. The kind with the orange powdered cheese you add in after the macaroni is cooked. Truthfully it was not bad, but I really did not have a perspective about it; I had nothing to compare it to. It was quick, cheap and easy to make for a family.

Homemade mac n cheese:  Wonderful, golden, gooey …true comfort food.

My daughters asked me if we could make it this year—Sarah had made it in “Home and Careers” (aka home ec) and liked it.  Meg has the “Gourmet mac n cheese” at TGIFridays and I found a recipe online that it was based on. Boy…

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