Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese


Bill and I went to Portsmouth to see Cally last weekend.  She found out that Romney was going to be on campus on Saturday afternoon.  The students could get tickets to attend the rally and she called and asked Bill and I to go with her.  So we got up early on Saturday, stopped and bought some Schulers donuts and headed to Portsmouth.  We had a really good time at the rally.



After the rally we went to eat at Port City Cafe and Pub.  It is an Irish Pub.  It was really neat inside.  It reminded me of an old fashion bar.  We all had Rubens and chips.  I think the Ruben was the best I have ever had.  We will definitely go back there to eat when we are in Portsmouth.


picture from http://www.theportcitycafeandpub.com/about_us.html

This slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese was excellent.  I love being able to put stuff in the crock pot.  The smell is amazing all day long.  The Mac and Cheese was so cheesy.  I did make mine with a different cheese than Trisha did.  I used 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese.  Mine had a little bit of a bite to it from the pepper jack cheese.  I have read other reviews for this recipe and those had said they did not boil the macaroni first, they just put it in raw.  I did boil mine first and it was not mushy at all when it was done.



Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Trisha Yearwood


  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni
  • One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
  • Dash of paprika

Directions

In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.
Cook's Note: If you don't have a slow cooker, grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with butter, add the mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.

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