Ah…Macaroni & Cheese…the ultimate comfort food that everyone loves! Our boys pretty much grew up on it, as I’m sure it’s a favorite in your home too! The soft, tender macaroni mixed with the creamy cheese sauce, you just can’t go wrong! Oh and of course…we just had to add some bacon too!
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The cooking process is pretty easy, although you do need some time to cook the cheese sauce and not be distracted. Starting with a simple rue of butter and flour, then adding the milk. Basically it’s the same process as gravy, just a bit different. Adding the beaten egg was a first for me, just be sure to temper it by drizzling about 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg and whisking.
We used Sharp Cheddar Cheese and grated it with the box grater, but you can certainly buy shredded bagged cheese. The bacon was baked in the oven, we have found it cooks more evenly and you don’t have the mess in your kitchen. Just place a oven safe cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet, and cook the bacon at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
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