I have had a busy Saturday, as usual, shopping and cleaning and getting everything done today so that I can have a relaxing day tomorrow. I am going to meet my old college friends. It has been 25 years since I have seen most of them. I am totally excited!! One is coming from Colorado. All being well, there will be 10 of us – I can hardly wait 🙂
I will leave the girls in charge of the student at lunchtime, but I will need to be back to give her dinner, as they will be going to see their Dad. I will prepare the vegetables in the morning and just throw a couple of chops under the grill to serve with them when I get home.
Tonight I wanted something easy for tea, and macaroni cheese was perfect. It is so simple yet cheap and delicious. This was yummy – total comfort food on a rainy Autumn day.
To serve 4
2 heaped dessertspoons marg or butter
2 heaped dessertspoons plain flour
half tsp mustard powder or made up mustard
150g cheddar, grated
Lots of ground pepper and salt to taste
Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water and whilst it is cooking, make the sauce. Melt the marg or butter then add the flour and mustard and cook gently for a minute or so. Whisk in the milk and and bring to the boil, stirring all the time so that it doesn’t catch. Lower the heat and stir until thickened. Add the grated cheese, then season with the salt and pepper to taste. Drain the macaroni and stir in most of the cheese, leaving some to sprinkle on the top. Pop under a preheated grill for 5 minutes until it turns golden and bubbly. Serve straight away with a green salad or some vegetables.
We had runner beans with this as we still have plenty coming through.