Macaroni and Cheese:
Not one of my favorites but a lot of people especially kids like this. It does make quite a few servings. I find the boxed stuff super disgusting.
From the store: Dry elbow macaroni, a smaller carton of ½ and ½ milk, some jack cheese and a decent cheddar cheese.
Start by cooking the macaroni. For this recipe you want a little texture to the pasta (do not overcook). Drain all the water out and set them in the refrigerator to chill for a few hours. Continue to drain any water out of them. Pat with paper towels if necessary.
Meanwhile find a double boiler pot. You do not have to actually have one. Find a glass (tempered bowl) and a pot that you can preferably set the glass bowl on the top of. Bring the water in the bottom pot to a boil. Shred or slice the cheese as fine as you can. This will help it melt. Add the milk and let all this melt together, also add a spoonful of corn starch. Stir now and then. If the mixture is too thick add more milk a little at a time. You want it fairly creamy. To fool the kids add more cheddar cheese until you got that orange color going.
When the cheese is done; use a pot, add the macaroni, pour the cheese sauce in and warm up for a little. Stir to get everything combined well. Serve.
For a treat the cheese is really a fondue. Most do not have a fondue pot. Get three coffee cups out, Place a candle in the middle on a tiny plate and light. Place the glass bowl with the cheese on the coffee cups. Arrange your favorites on a platter in bite size pieces with lots of toothpicks handy. Suggestions: sourdough bread cut in cubes and any fresh vegetables: Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower.
Try this for more those adults with more discerning taste. Get an equal part of bread crumbs and corn meal mix well. Place the macaroni in a baking dish, add the cheese sauce and give a good stir. Top the mixture with the crumbs and set under a boiler for 5 minutes. Serve.
Original Recipe Idea: Many places inspired this but mostly my own.