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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kid-friendly meals: Homemade Mac & Cheese

A few friends have recently asked me for kid-friendly meal ideas so I decided to devote this week to a few ideas.  First, homemade macaroni & cheese...

I love this recipe, and I love that you make it in the crock pot because I can start it when it's convenient and then leave it until meal time.  This also is a great freezer dinner recipe.  I usually make 1 batch, use 1/3 of it for the meal, and freeze the other 2/3 in freezer ziplock bags (I split it into 2 bags).

It looks gross when you put it in, but after it's all cooked and baked it's creamy and delicious!

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
16 oz macaroni
10 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup
8 oz grated sharp cheddar
8 oz grated extra sharp cheddar
12 oz evaporated milk
1 c milk

Cook macaroni.  While cooking, combine soup, grated cheeses, evaporated milk, and milk in crock pot on low.  Stir.  When macaroni is cooked, drain and add to crock pot.  Stir.  Cook on low 3 hours.  Cool.

To freeze:
Put in bags, seal, label, and freeze.

To serve:
Thaw if necessary.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Put thawed macaroni in baking dish.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

This dish goes well with homemade ham & cheese hot pockets which I will post later this week.
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