Mama Marini’s Macaroni and Cheese
Mac and Cheese Muffins
Paula’s Tomato Mac and Cheese
Triple Cheese Bake
Mickey Mouse’s Mac and Cheese
Spaghetti and Cheese
New York Pasta
I googled easy macaroni and cheese. Today, I can’t find what I ended up using but this is a similar recipe, the difference being, there was no flour in ours. Also, note, I could not find one with American cheese although, I am sure they are there.
Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe #152532
2 16 ounce boxes macaroni (uncooked)
3/4 cup butter (margarine)
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese American
- Melt butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. (in oven, in roasting pan at 350 degrees)
- Make macaroni according to package instructions but cutting cooking time by three minutes.
- Stir in flour and salt.
- Add milk and macaroni to roasting pan. Reduce heat, and cover.
- Add cheese, and stir until cheese melts.
- Bake for one hour.
For the actual baking, we broke up into five groups of two and I had one young man for my assistant. It turned out that my assistant was a capable baker and on his own and with not one drop of help, made King Arthur’s Flour chocolate chip cookies. The other ten had me at their beck and call for the entire time and believe me, they called, all ten of them, in unison.
Another group needed to make “buttermilk” out of a non dairy milk and put the milk in, mixed it and then put in the vinegar. They found this out, themselves when reading the directions, after the fact. Their brownies came out all right, despite this.
Another group made two identical recipes that looked very different in batter form.
Each group was given two recipes but expected to make one. They got two copies of the recipe so they would both be able to follow. This did not stop them from making some interesting mistakes. The cutest was:
I only had one mixer available so I made sure that only those who needed the mixer and could not make the recipe without it, got to use it. The others did it by hand. When I told one boy to do it by hand, he did, literally. He did not understand that mixing by hand meant having a spoon in it. He took both his hands and dug in to mix it and then proceeded to wash his hands in my basin filled with dishes. Another boy kept telling him that he should not do it that way and Mr. Dirty Hands kept insisting, I told him to use his hands.
There are so many different personalities. Fortunately, this is a great class with marvelous kids. Even in the best groups, there are problems but it is clear that these “problems” are needy kids. There is the boy who always pushes himself to get the prize, the cake, the goodies, first. He is the one that puts down other children. He, also, doesn’t understand why I am perturbed with him and rationalizes what he did. It is good that he can be cute because he is hard to feel close to. I am not sure what he is lacking in his life, but I believe, there is something and feel badly, I could not have filled that gap to some degree, this year.
The remaining boys are special, each in his own way. They are aware of proper behavior and work hard at practicing this, in class. They are children and of course, make poor choices, at times but I am impressed with them, both as a group and as individuals. They, too are appreciative and express their gratitude.