Homemade Mac and Cheese

OMG this is good stuff.  I added chicken to make it at least a little healthy, becuase without it it’s one indulgent side dish!

Ingredients:

1 lb pasta

4 cups cheese (I used a mix of what I had leftover from the holiday cheese trays: sharp white cheddar, regular cheddar, parmesan and gouda)

3 cups milk? I typed this in wrong – feel this out next time

1/2 cup butter

1 cup breadcrumbs

paprika for sprinkling

Directions: cook macaroni according to package directions and drain. While cooking, shred your cheese.  In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in enouch flour to make a roux.  Add milk in slowly, stirring constantly.  Stir in cheeses and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened.  Put macarni in a large casserole dish and pour sauce over macaroni, stir well (this is where I added 4 shredded chicken breasts to the mix, already cooked). 

Melt butter in a skillet over med heat and add the breadcrumbs to brown, add a little paprika to this as well.  Spread over the macaroni to cover and bake uncovered for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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