Mac 'n' Cheese Bake Supreme
Being a broke college student, I don't have much money to eat out. I also don't really have to time to make the lavish meals I loved to make back in the day. Instead, I get creative with my recipes in order to make things that are both cheap, customizable, and quick. One of my favorites of such recipes is Mac 'n' Cheese Bake Supreme. Here's the idea but I welcome you to mix things up and respond with your changes so I can give them a try.
2 tbls butter
2 tbls flour
2 cups milk
1 teas salt
1/2 teas g. black pepper
2 boxes macaroni or 1 bag of organic noodles / 3 cups of sharp cheddar
3/4 cup bacon bits
1 can diced tomatoes (garlic, onion, peppered, or whatever you're feeling)
1 can whole kernel corn
Start boiling enough water for the noodles in a large pan. Next, grab a large, flatter pan, add butter and flour and mix together. After butter melts, add the milk/ spices and continue mixing. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in the first pan, personally I cook them al dente so when the noodles bake, they don't get over done. After the milk in the second pan thickens up, begin adding the cheddar or the macaroni cheese. If you add the macaroni mix cheese, you may still want to add some real cheddar in order to thicken up the mix a bit. As the noodles finish up booking, add your choice of tomatoes, the corn (if you're a big corn fan, this is a point you could switch things up and do 2 cans), and the 3/4 cups of bacon. Like the corn, the bacon can be interchanged another option such as pre-cooked ground beef, hot dogs, or even sausage. When the mix is warm through out, begin adding in the noodles. Once the noodles are fully mixed in, you can pour the whole thing into a greased casserole dish. Now I love a bit of crunch so I add Cheez-It crumbs to the top. It also tastes great topped with extra cheese, black pepper, and salt to taste. Pop the dish in the oven for 30 minutes and when you take it out you'll have a delicious meal ready to go.