It’s been our family tradition for years, to prepare a special meal for each person’s birthday. I can’t count the number of times I’ve asked my mom to fix this yummy recipe for my birthday! Growing up, I shared quite a few birthday celebrations with one of my closest friends, whose birthday fell just 6 days before mine. Her mom actually shared this recipe with us! That’s how we came to know and love it.
And just for the record, I’ve had plenty of experience with the box-mix kind (believe it or not, we used to take it on our mountain backpacking trips!) and it doesn’t even compare to the homemade stuff!!! This recipe is SO yummy, and besides who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese?!
Note: For our family (9) we usually double this recipe.
Macaroni & Cheese
4 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons flour
3 cups milk, divided
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cups dry pasta, cooked
2 cups soft bread crumbs (4 slices of bread with a little butter and salt)
Mix the eggs in a small bowl with 1/2 cup of the milk and set aside. In a medium saucepan melt the butter on the stove, and whisk in the flour. Add the rest of the milk (2-1/2 cups) and stir until thickened. Turn off heat and whisk in the egg and milk mixture (stirring quickly so the eggs do not cook). Add the cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and a little butter and salt to taste. Pour over the cooked pasta and stir until thoroughly combined. Place the macaroni and cheese into a greased casserole dish or pan, and top with the breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 F. degrees for 35 minutes. (You may need to cover it with foil at some point if the breadcrumbs start to get too dark).