Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pasta and Cheese

Greenhouse Pasta and Cheese

(I don't use a recipe with this, just add stuff 'til it's right, the way Gram did. So I'm making some estimates here.)

I love all the many different pasta shapes; pretty much anything you like will work ~ macaroni, fusilli, penne like I used today...

Cook your pasta according to the package directions.

In another saucepan, melt about 4 tablespoons of butter and stir in about 4 tablespoons of flour. Make a roux (paste, another thing from Gram). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in about 4 cups of milk ~ we like whole. =) Then start adding your cheese. We use whatever cheese is hanging out in the fridge, so tonight it was some tangy Mexican queso and some shredded cheddar. Mr. Browning likes the sauce thinner, so maybe 2 cups of cheese altogether. Save some to sprinkle on the top when you pour the sauce over the pasta.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350* until it's bubbling and thickened and you just can't stand it any longer! Dig in!

I've heard of an infinite number of things to add like bacon, chives, bread crumbs...egg (if you're like our favorite president Reagan.) The possibilities are endless. Toss in whatever sounds good to you at the moment.

8 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

Won't you come fix me some? :~P

The Schoolhouse @ Deer Run said...

This recipe would make my family very very happy. I think I will try it with the Barilla penne pasta I have.

Sharon said...

Looks great, I'll have to try it!

Mrs.L said...

This looks like something I would love to make! Thank you for the recipe!

Anne Marie said...

YES! I just made a dish just like that...did you know that is national pasta month?
come have you morning coffee with me tomorrow okay?

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Abounding Treasures said...

This reminds me to make a macaroni cheese casserole sometime soon as I haven't made one in awhile :o)

Leann said...

Looks and sounds yummy!