John's "EPK" Mac & Cheese 
[Englische-cheddar Pasta-kasserole a la Koenig]

bag of large elbow macaroni
carton of milk
big block of sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
butter or margarine

additional options
two cans of stewed tomatoes
cottage cheese

  • pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • shred the cheese
  • cook pasta in boiling water, for a few minutes less than usual for a very al-dente bite
  • pour pasta into colander and rinse with cold water

In a deep casserole dish, put one layer of macaroni. Scatter dabs of butter and light sprinkles of salt and pepper to taste over the mac layer Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the pasta

Add a second layer of macaroni. Add a second scattering of butter dabs, with salt and pepper. Add a second layer of cheese. Keep alternating layers of mac, butter-salt-pepper, and cheese.

When you get to the top (usually 3 or 4 layers) make sure you have enough cheese for a final topping layer of cheesy goodness.
Lastly, pour milk over the casserole until it rises to a little below the top layer.

Bake the casserole for 20 to 30 minutes, until the top layer of cheese is golden browned and a little crispy around the edges.

Heat the stewed tomatoes in a saucepan

Serve the mac with sides of stewed tomatoes and cottage cheese

Gorgonzola Macaroni and Cheese

8oz. of elbow macaroni, cooked & drained
3/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
8oz. container sour cream
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, finely ground
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons butter

  • pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish and set aside
  • Place milk and gorgonzola in a saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until the gorgonzola is completely melted. Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream and pepper.
  • Add pasta and stir until completely mixed.
  • Pour mixture into baking dish
  • Melt butter in a small bowl and stir in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Sprinkle over the top of  macaroni.
  • Make for 30 minutes.






















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