Friday, May 7, 2010

Aunt Ella's Macaroni and Cheese

I don't know who Aunt Ella is... but she sure knows how to make some New England mac n cheese!!
I found this recipe in my beloved The Cape Cod Style Cookbook by Jerome Rubin. I paired the cheesy goodness with some fresh corn on the cob and Turkey Meatloaf Muffins last night and let me tell you....Mr. Bear was a very very happy husband.

8 oz macaroni (your favorite shape)
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (omitted)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (added)
1 tablespoon boiling water
1 cup milk
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated onion (omitted)
Paprika to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook the macaroni in boiling water until al dente. Drain the macaroni and return to saucepan. Stir in the butter and the egg.
2. In a large bowl, combine the mustard, salt, garlic salt, and nutmeg with the tablespoon of boiling water. Stir in the milk, 2 1/2 cups of the cheese, onion, and macaroni.
3. Pour the macaroni into a lightly greased baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 1 hour or until the top is all light brown and crusty. 

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