Here is a favorite recipe of my and Cutie Husband's! Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, straight from my mom's kitchen!
We always double the recipe, so here it is doubled.
-Boil a large pot of water, once boiling, preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Dump in 16 oz. elbow macaroni
*Start on your rue (unfortunately, I didn't think about taking pictures of this until after I'd already started the rue, so some of the steps won't be pictured here!
-Melt in a sauce pan one stick of butter
-Add about 7-8 tablespoons of flour until the mixture becomes pasty
-Remove from heat and slowly incorporate 4 cups of milk
-Add salt, pepper, and onion power to taste (handy hint: the sauce should be flecked with pepper, so don't
be shy! Add about 3/4 tablespoon at least!)
-Place back over heat, and stir mixture CONSTANTLY until it comes to a boil
-Boil for one minute
-Around this time, your noodles should be cooked (cook according to package, usually around 10 minutes)
-Pour noodles into greased casserole dish (usually it takes me one 9x13 and one 9x9)
-Once your sauce has boiled for one minute, add four cups of cheese (OR MORE!!!)
-Slowly incorporate the cheese, allowing it to melt into the mixture before adding more
-Pour proportionate amounts of the sauce over each casserole dish, and stir
-Add a topping... I used Pringles last time, and they were delicious! I've also been known to add Ritz
crackers, croutons, or bread crumbs, ground up; I use whatever I have on hand at the time
-Bake for 30-35 minutes
Let me know if you make this recipe and any alterations you use! I love this recipe because it really only requires that you buy two ingredients! It is so easy and so delicious, and super cheap!
Cheese - about $4.00 for this amount
Noodles - about $.65 ($2 for a 48 oz. bag)
Grand total for a meal that lasts two people at least two meals each - $4.65
So for one person for one night, it costs $1.16 per person for a delicious, nutritious meal at home! (And that's with NO SALE on the cheese!! It can only get cheaper from there!!)