Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Story

This recipe, which was contributed by a Mrs. M.A, Billings, is from a collection of 392 recipes compiled by the Methodist Evangelical Ladies’ Aid society in 1933. 500 copies of the recipe boks were printed and the ladies “guaranteed that they have tried ’em out on their husbands, if married, and they are still alive… 

We hosted our first ever Supper Club this past week in association with  the Clearview Library in Windsor, CO. It was a blast. We made this recipe and all recaped on things we did differently or how we would change the recipe in the future.  Through sharing our experiences and stories of our cooking history we instantly formed a bond that made our time together fly by! We are eagerly looking forward to the March event!

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NOTES:

  • Feel free to swap in cheese that you prefer.
  • Butter can be swapped for crisco.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days for leftovers.
Questions for the Table
Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper.
1. Who taught you to cook or what influenced your cooking skills
2. Describe a meal or dessert that takes you back to a special time in your life?
3. What is your favorite comfort food and why?

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups macaroni (16 oz. box)
  • 5 cups (divided) mixed cheese (Sharp cheddar and Colby Jack)- best if shredded yourself
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup Crisco (melted)
  • 2 tbsp. Crisco
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil (think sea water).
  • Boil macaroni until tender, 6-8 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse the cooked macaroni.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked macaroni, melted Crisco, 2 cups shredded cheese and paprika.
  • Grease a 9X13 pan.
  • In a medium size sauce pan, melt the 2 TBSP Crisco.
  • Add in the flour and continue whisking until it turns a light brown color.
  • Slowly add in the milk while whisking. Mixture will begin to thicken.
  • Add in 2 cups of cheese and continue to whisk until cheese is melted.
  • Pour mixture over macaroni bowl. With wooden spoon, stir to combine.
  • Pour macaroni mixture into greased pan and sprinkle pepper and 1 cup cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Turn broiler on and carefully watch the macaroni until it is nicely browned on the top.
  • Enjoy!