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It’s 30 degrees outside and the wind is blowing. Soft snowflakes start to fall. You grab a blanket and sit down on the couch by the warm fire. Everything is perfect… But wait, something is missing! You need something hot to warm you inside, something comforting. Which comfort food do you choose?
Sure, you could grab a Lipton Cup-a-Soup, but what you need is something more inviting and filling. Something like mac and cheese!
Mac and cheese is definitely a classic go-to comfort food and there are many different ways to make it too. I prefer making it homemade. I mean really, if you are looking for a comfort food isn’t homemade the only way to eat it?
The challenge comes in all the different types of ways you can make mac and cheese. There’s the different types of noodles to choose from, the many types of cheese, and the ultimate question: to add meat or not?
I’ve been making my mac and cheese the same way for years, but recently I came across an old recipe box. It was given to me at my wedding shower and each guest wrote down their favorite recipe. I had forgotten about the box, but I pulled out what I considered to be the ultimate recipe for comfort food: mac and cheese Amish style.
Now, I don’t know if you know much about authentic Amish style foods, but they tend to be highly sought after – especially their breads, meats, cheeses, and desserts. I know that when I go to a farmer’s market or something similar, the first thing I look for is a table with the Amish style foods.
As I looked over the recipe card and was reminded of my friend and fond memories past, I decided that this would be the way I would make my mac and cheese from now on and let me just say this recipe does not disappoint. As my friend put it on the recipe card: “Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack!”
So don’t let another winter go by without making this wonderful Amish style comfort food. It will have you melting into your cozy chair as you take each delicious bite!
Mac and Cheese Amish Style
- 1 1/2 cups of scalded milk
- 2 cups of soft bread crumbs (cubed bread)
- 1/4 cup of Country Crock butter, melted
- 1 tbls of onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups of mild cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups of macaroni, cooked
- Paprika (to taste)
How to Make:
1. Pour the scalded milk over the bread crumbs.
2. Stir in the butter, onion, cheese, and salt. Mix well.
3. Beat the egg yolks and add them to the mixture. Then stir in the cooked macaroni.
4. Now, beat the egg whites to form soft peaks. Then fold it into the macaroni mixture.
5. Pour it all into a buttered casserole dish and sprinkle the top with paprika.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
Serves: 6-8 people
This mac and cheese recipe is perfect for freezing. You could make one for yourself and one for family in need. Know of a military family who needs a little cheer? Take this dish to them! A friend just had a baby? Make this dish for her! Share the warmth and comfort all around each winter.
While this recipe is quite good as is, you can add anything else that you want to put into it too. A few examples: ham, sausage, chicken, and maybe a pinch or two of garlic. Enjoy!
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