Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Version

Macaroni and Cheese
8 ounces of elbow macaroni (about half of a standard box)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
dash of hot sauce (I actually like more than a dash)
black pepper
6 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
6 ounces Swiss, shredded
1 egg
about 1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs (I use Italian)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook pasta according to directions.
While pasta cooks, grate the cheese.  Freshly grated cheese from the block tastes much better than the stuff in a bag.  Mix the swiss and cheddar together evenly, and divide into two portions, about 3/4 and 1/4.  
Make a white sauce.  To do this, first melt the butter in a saucepan.  Whisk in flour and mustard until smooth.  The sauce will thicken after being continuously whisked.  Add the milk, onion, garlic powder, paprika, and hot sauce.  Simmer for about ten minutes.  
Add the 3/4 portion of the cheese mix, and salt and pepper.  
Pour the macaroni into a 2-quart baking dish, and add the sauce.  Top with remaining 1/4 of the cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake for 30-35 minutes.  


Heat and season with hot peppers-in-vinegar juice.  Canned greens are actually yummy!!

Fried Chicken - Get Gus's takeout. 
Call Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
(901) 527-4877
310 S. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
P.S. -  I can't believe the town of Southaven didn't patronize the Gus's that opened down there.  With all of the nasty O'Charleys/Applebees/(insert name of abysmally revolting restaurant here) that populate that town, I would expect the Gus's to not have gone under.  Embarrassing.  You should feel shame.  Consider self-flagellation. 

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