One of my favorite comfort foods is Macaroni and Cheese. I know it is a calorie dense meal but once in a while it isn't going to hurt you...I feel this way about chocolate, ice cream, wine, and homemade cookies too. Moderation is what's important.
I came across this recipe long ago in the LA Times. One of the reasons it appealed to me is that unlike most Macaroni and Cheese recipes you don't have to make a white sauce which means it is very fast and easy to prepare. And because the ingredients are ones usually available in every pantry it is a wonderful emergency meal.
Macaroni and Cheese
1/2 pound macaroni (2+ cups)
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2 Cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Boil the macaroni in water to cover generously until tender. Drain thoroughly.
Stir in butter and egg. Add cheese reserving 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top. Put into buttered 13x9 inch casserole. Mix dry mustard and salt with 1 tablespoon hot water and add to milk. Pour over macaroni. Stir, and sprinkle with reserved cheese.
(I usually add buttered Panko crumbs on top of the cheese)
Bake at 350 until custard is set and top is crusty about 40 minutes.
Simple good food and with a glass of red wine and a nice green salad...
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