Traditional Macaroni and Cheese

We had a visitor last night…Not just any visitor though…we had a 7-year-old visitor her name is Jaden, she is the daughter of my friend Fawn. Fawn Dawn is what I call her. She moved far away from me to Live with Dorothy in Kansas. My fellow wineo and picture taker, cooking friend moved away from me. But miss Jaden was here this week to visit her dad for Spring Break. So I set up a little date with Normy and Me and Jaden. What a great time we had. Jaden is 7 going on 27. She is so sassy and you feel like you are talking to an adult.
Check out some of the good times Fawn and I (and Jaden) have had together when they lived here…
Fawn, Jaden and Me
Fawn and Me Messing around at Target
Last time I saw Fawn was Labor Day weekend 2010
Happy Birthday Celebration

Girls Day!
Messing around!
Sorry you know me, gotta have 500 pictures I have to share with you!

Sooooo since Miss Jaden was coming over I made an extra special dinner just for her. I made BLT’s and Mac and Cheese. She also LOVES bacon (smart girl) and she likes mac and cheese, so thought that would be the perfect kid meal to make.
So Jaden came and packed us a lunch for the next day, and she brought us a card to say Thanks for having her over.
She loved our couch btw
So we took her to the park and then went and got a Slurpee from 7-11 and went for a walk and then came home to have some dinner…

So here is the mac and cheese I made:


1 2/3 cups dry, small elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12 fluid ounce) can Evaporated Milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.
2.Combine cornstarch, salt, mustard and pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk,
water, and butter. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese
until melted.
Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
Top with remaining cheese.
3.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.


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