Creamy Easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

I want to thank everyone for their good wishes about my friend Kary.  It is still tough to wrap my head around. She was such a special person.  Maybe now it's  time for some comfort food.  My daughter was home last weekend.  She always requests comfort food to take back with her.  I made this recipe and she took it to her friend's on Saturday night and had none left over for herself. So, Sunday morning before she left, I made it again.  Then The Blog Tech complained that he had gotten none.  So, I made more again on Monday morning.  That's how easy and good this recipe is.

In a small bowl, mix 1  12 oz. can evaporated milk with 2 beaten eggs, 2 tsp. dry mustard powder, 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes, S&P and 1 tsp. of your favorite hot sauce.  This does not make it very spicy so adjust the hot sauce up or down according to your taste.

Grate 8 oz. of good cheddar.  Do not use the nasty packaged stuff or your finished mac will not be creamy.  Cube 4 oz. Velvetta to give this that extra creamy texture.  You can use other types of cheeses as well.  I added some grated Beemster.

Boil 1 pound of pasta for 3 minutes less than it calls for on the package.  For elbows, it is about 7 minutes.  Drain it and dump it back in the pot.


Add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until it melts.

Pour in the evaporated milk and egg mixture.

Give it a good stir around.

Stir it just until it begins to thicken which will take about 3 minutes.

Add the cheese and stir it in.  Turn off the heat and cover the pot.

My kids like this with Andoille sausage.  Brown some in a cast iron skillet.

Every now and again as the sausage cooks, remove the lid from the pot and stir the mac and cheese.  If you think it is too thick, just stir in some regular milk.

Cook the sausage until nice and brown then slice them to serve on top of the macaroni.

Immediately stick them in giveaway containers and get them out of your house as fast as possible before you eat the whole damn batch!

Comments

laurie said…
oh my gosh that sounds good, I need this today, I'm making right now, please be happy, I know its a hard time for you, such shocking news, you are a good friend, and mum,
This looks like what I need to make me happy today. I don't even need the sausage, maybe a big sliced tomato.
Macaroni and cheese is a great combination and with sausage as well what could be better. Have a good Sunday and take care. Diane
Barb said…
I will be adding this to the great recipes I get from you. My DH had a tooth pulled so this will be great till he is all better! I have good recipe from my Mom but you have to heat up the oven. Not always a good idea in the summer!
Janice said…
Yes, it is indeed a time for comfort food; and this looks marvelous. It sounds like you and Kary had a special relationship. I am so sorry for your loss.
Rue said…
Just catching up on your last post. I'm terribly sorry to hear about Kary. There is just nothing to say, except that cancer sucks. I'm sure she appreciated your friendship very much. Hugs and all the comfort food you need.
TARYTERRE said…
Comfort food sounds good. My grandkids would LOVE the macaroni. Me, the sausage.
If it were not for you, I would never cook! No..honest..I mean that!! After raising seven children, I was all "cooked out" but now some of the dishes you suggest :) ...you know, with the pictures and all..make me pull out the pots and pans!
How is your little hand? Feeling any better?
GRIEF it looks good!! I only need to lose 45 pounds...so this won't hurt me a bit!!!!! *sigh*
Patty Woodland said…
Mac and cheese is always good comfort food
You ...mean..I can start decorating for Halloween now? :)
Even though I did not know Kary..I want to say goodbye.
Love,
Mona
That would have been perfect for me yesterday :-) I had so little energy that all I managed to make was a couple of bowls with granola :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Suzie said…
Ooooh, the BEST kind of comfort food, with your added special touches!

I think that this would be the perfect day for savoring this yummy recipe, after we have all hauled out our favorite Halloween treasures! (I've already gotten a head start!)
Autumn said…
This looks so good! Would it still come out as good if I omitted the eggs (I'm allergic)? Or could I replace the eggs with something else?

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace in the after life...