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Old 01-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #461
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I have posted my ingredients before for my much requested Mac-N-Cheese. Yes I do use some Velveeta, but I also use Sharp Cheddar, Mozzarella, smaller portion of Parmesan. And any other cheese I might have stuffed in the fridge. The Velveeta combined with the 1/2 & 1/2 and a little butter make it creamy. I also cut hearty bread in cubes and dip in melted Butter for the top to keep the top layer of noodles from drying out. Diffidently not diet food. My son once commented that you would never put Mac-N-Cheese on toast but this is great. Attachment 12741
It sounds great! There were other cheeses in Auntie's recipe too, but we were all like when we saw the Velveeta as a key ingredient. The experience rates up there with my wine snob friend finding (at a wine tasting) that she enjoyed Trader Joe's "Two Buck Chuck" as much as some of the other (expensive) wines.

Your son's comment is awesome and sums it up well. I may use it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #462
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"Two Buck Chuck" is my house wine.

For those who are confused, "Two Buck Chuck" is Charles Shaw wines sold at Trader Joe's Market (several states) for $1.99/bottle." (It's "Three Buck Chuck" in New Mexico, for obvious reasons.)
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #463
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My favorite lunch lady was Izola Kopf, c'mon, no one could make up that name. She was fantastic and was really surprised and happy to share when I asked for her recipes. I used to go to her house to help make bucket loads of cookies and then we would do a recipe that she cooked at school but scaled way back, me writing as we went along. At the end, I had enough to take home for our dinner that night. I continued to visit her for many years after she retired, she passed away a few years ago.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #464
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The sun dried tomatoes sound like a good addition to the mac & cheese, and the cream and garlic too. How about adding a couple pounds of cooked shrimp?
IMHO if you start ADDING other ingredients it is no longer Mac-N-Cheese. It is a Macaroni Casserole. Example- add Shrimp, it is Macaroni and Shrimp Casserole with Cheese. A totally different Food Group. (Sea Food)
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:44 PM   #465
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IMHO if you start ADDING other ingredients it is no longer Mac-N-Cheese. It is a Macaroni Casserole. Example- add Shrimp, it is Macaroni and Shrimp Casserole with Cheese. A totally different Food Group. (Sea Food)
Sorry! I didn't mean to impugn your traditional recipe. Maybe that's what I wanted, a different food group! Yeah... That's the ticket!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #466
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Sorry! I didn't mean to impugn your traditional recipe. Maybe that's what I wanted, a different food group! Yeah... That's the ticket!
You didn't impung on my traditional recipe. I use the basic traditional ingredients. Attachment 12742
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #467
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Well I'd leave out the Velveeta and the macaroni if I made it.

Then add some butter and garlic and shallots (to my shrimp, raw this time, and saute it), a bit of wine and a squeeze of lemon and that's something I'd want to see on my plate!
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Well, I plan to post my awesome peasant tuna casserole recipe, which includes Velveeta and mediocre Costco blue cheese. Dang, it was good! Manana, as I must go to work.
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DL could you add some pheasant to that? Maybe leave out the tuna...

Actually the blue cheese sounds quite good.
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DL could you add some pheasant to that? Maybe leave out the tuna...
Then it wouldn't be tuna casserole!

Trust me, it's good!

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