Just One More Mac and Cheese!
Nothing says comfort better than Macaroni and Cheese. I have always loved it and the leftovers that follow that dinner! It was the first casserole that I learned to make. My mom worked on the switchboard at a local hospital and since it was the 4:00 PM to Midnight shift, so, at sixteen I had to do the cooking for my dad and brother. They were so brave and my dad never complained.
Mac and Cheese was a dish that I couldn't really mess up. As times have changed, so has Mac and Cheese. I think we have all tinkered with the recipe in search of one that is just a little bit better than the last. What I have learned is that I do not really care for Mac and Cheese that is really firm and can sometimes be cut into blocks. I like one in between loose and firm...it is a quest...
I love the recipe from Toni Tipton-Martin's cookbook, Jubilee. The recipe is similar to my mom's in that there is evaporate milk and eggs but it ends there! The first time I was served Mac and Cheese from Jubilee, the recipe was followed exactly. I have since made one or two changes. I reduced the number of eggs to make it less firm. The smoked spicy paprika sprinkled on before popping it into the oven is heavenly. I enjoy a little touch of heat!
I have settled here for the moment. No more searching. This is wonderful comfort food!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Adapted from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin