Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Amanda's Wacky Macaroni & Cheese

What you need:
1 pkt macaroni just cooked
2 small carrots thinly sliced
1x fresh  broccoli  (discard stems)
1 onion diced
1 cup of celery there about's diced
1/2 teaspoon if minced garlic
1/3 cup cream
butter
three heaped tablespoons plain flour
nutmeg,paprika
milk ( as much as you need}
cheese;
2 cups of grated vintage cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
What to do:
1)cook broccoli and carrots in a heatproof glass bowl in the microwave  until just cooked, about 5-6 minutes, drain,set aside with cooked macaroni
2) in a frying pan sweat off the onions and celery and garlic just till it starts to brown, remove from heat, set aside in a bowl.
 Cheese sauce:
In a saucepan on low heat cook butter and flour until it is a smooth paste, gradually add milk, and whisk the hell out of it so it doesn't go lumpy, when it becomes smooth and silky add cream, keep whisking, remove from heat, add the cheese, keep whisking,return to heat until sauce becomes smooth and silky and cheese has melted, add nutmeg and a good sprinkle of ground pepper, mix in well, add onion and celery mix,combine
 3) in a deep casserole dish place the macaroni, broccoli and carrots, stir through the cheese mixture roughly and top with cheese, sprinkle with paprika.
4), bake with lid on for 25 mins,(fan forced 230),remove lid and bake for 15 mins or until top is browned
ENJOY .! comfort food .to make you sleep !

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