Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese
8 servings

1 ½ cups macaroni noodles
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk
8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain, pour into a casserole dish and set aside. Melt butter in skillet. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; whisk until smooth. Add milk gradually. Cook and whisk until thickened. Add the cheese, reserving a bit to put on the top. Stir until cheese is melted. Pour cheese mixture over the macaroni and mix thoroughly. Top with extra cheddar cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Put macaroni under the broiler for just a minute to brown. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Pot Roast

Pot Roast
8 servings

1 onion
4 potatoes
4 carrots
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup flour
2 to 3 pound chuck roast
salt and pepper

Half onion and slice. Place onion slices in bottom of crock pot. Peel and cut potatoes and carrots. Add potatoes and carrots to pot.  Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Coat roast with flour and brown in oil on all sides.  Place roast on top of vegetables. Add ½ cup water to skillet. Stir to loosen browned bits. Pour skillet juices over roast and vegetables. Season. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 11 hours or high for 4½ to 5½ hours. Enjoy your afternoon - supper is already made!

Mrs. Wilt's Saucy Chicken Sandwiches

Mrs. Wilt’s Saucy Chicken Sandwiches
6 servings

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 ½ cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
celery seed to taste
6 hearty rolls

In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Lower heat and stir until mixture thickens into a sauce. Add chicken and celery to saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, and celery seed. Spoon onto rolls and wrap in aluminum foil. Heat at 250° for 15 minutes. Carefully unwrap hot sandwiches and enjoy!

These sandwiches are one of our favorite school day lunches. The recipe comes from Mrs. Wilt at The Sparrow's Nest. We enjoy them, as Mrs. Wilt suggests, with pretzels and apple slices.