Earlier today, I posted a photo on Twitter of home made macaroni and cheese cooking in my crock pot.
I really sold the magic of this stuff.
So many of you had asked for the recipe, so here it is for both oven and crock pot.
The recipe that was handed to me:
* 1 cup cooked macaroni - cook in the usual way (listed on the packaging) and set aside.
* 1/2 cup shredded or diced cheddar cheese
* 1 raw egg
* 1 cup milk (not skim, it doesn't hold as well)
* salt and pepper to taste
* diced cooked ham or cooked bacon (optional)
Grease casserole dish of appropriate size. Arrange macaroni and cheese in alternate layers along with cubes of ham or chopped bacon. Beat egg and milk together and pour over the macaroni and cheese. The milk level should be just visible around the edge of the dish. If not, add a little more milk.
OPTIONAL: top with dried bread crumbs
Bake at 350 for 30 - 45 minutes.
This serves 2.
My version of the recipe
* 4 cups cooked macaroni
* 3 to 4 cups of shredded cheese or a shitload of cheese - a mix of cheddar and colby (hand shredded or bagged; whichever)
* 4 raw eggs
* 4 cups whole milk
* seasoning - Mrs Dash, parsley, pepper (There's salt in the cheese and meat, so no more needed)
* cooked bacon chopped
Spray crockpot with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Layer cooked macaroni, bacon, and cheese in alternating layers (as in the recipe above). Sprinkle each layer with desired seasoning. Beat raw eggs with milk. Pour evenly over the mac n' cheese. Trust the recipe. Do not add an egg "for good measure". You can add a little more milk, but keep calm. Set your crockpot for low heat and let that baby cook for 4 to 5 hours. You can tell when the mixture is cooked when the dish is firm to cut into....like a joyous pasta omelet drowning in cheese.
Crockpots differ in temp control, so keep that in mind.
Notice how easy it is to make larger portions. This stuff's all carbs, protein, n' cheese. For the good of your soul, serve with some side veggies for fuck sake.
There ya go, toonsters. <3 From my kitchen (given to me by my mother-in-law who seems to have gotten it from another Navy family because "spam" was one of the optional ingredients)
I can't believe that I posted a photo on Twitter that received more attention than most RTX Guardian posts I make.
Maybe I should post photos of my cooking with major announcements from here on out.