Monday, February 28, 2011

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

In our house we like the motto "the more cheese the better" and we try our best to live up to that.  That is why this recipe is one of my favourites.  I put down here 2-3 cups but really... I usually just grate up all the cheese we have in the house ;)  I think that soon I will have to start making two of these casseroles at a time because we finish up one in no time.  We barely have enough for my eldest daughter to take for lunch the next day.  I also tried the dry frying tofu again tonight but with some tofu fingers, and it worked like a charm again.  Thank goodness for google ;)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

1 package of whole wheat macaroni
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp powdered mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
3 cups milk
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup crumbled crackers

*Boil macaroni according to package instructions
*Melt butter and whisk in flour and spices
*Whisk in milk and bring to a boil until thickened
*Fold in cheese
*Mix together cheese and macaroni and pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish
*Melt butter and mix with crackers, spread on the top of the macaroni mixture
*Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes

Tofu Fingers

1 package of extra firm tofu
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper

*Cut, press, and dry fry tofu in 12 long strips
*Place in a container with the remaining and ingredients and coat well
*Bake at 375 for 30 minutes

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