Really Good Basic Mac and Cheese:
4 Tbs butter
1/4 cup flour
4 cups warm milk
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
1 lb pasta shape of choice (I used penne)
1/2 pound cubed sharp cheddar (I love Cabot’s Seriously Sharp)
1/2 pound shredded mild cheddar
1. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour and cook over low heat about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in warmed milk until smooth. Cook, stirring frequently, until thick and smooth, about 10 minutes. Add mustard, salt and a pinch of red pepper.
2. Cook pasta as directed and drain.
3. Combine the sauce, all of the sharp cheddar and 1 cup of the mild cheddar and the pasta. Transfer to a buttered 13 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining shredded mild cheddar. Bake at 350℉ until browned and bubbly, about 45 minutes.
Serves 6 to 8
Now for the audible cheese.
So much cheese, so little bandwith.
In addition to the following songs, anything by Barry F. Manilow would work. Shaun Cassidy (Remember him? Lucky you I only have his stuff on vinyl). The Osmonds (Sweet and Innocent would go well with sharp cheddar). Those story songs are strong contenders, too. Think “The Night Chicago Died” and “Billy Don’t Be A Hero”. Yum…I am almost in a cheese coma.
Better get to the music.
John Travolta. Give me Tony or Vincent. Dancing, not singing.
John Travolta-Let Her In
Captain Kirk. Don’t say dick.
William Shatner-Has Been
I don’t even know what to say about Afternoon Delight. It continues to leave me speechless.
The Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight
Cheese? Rodent Porn? “Nibblin’ on bacon, chewin’ on cheese”. Yes, there’s the proof in the lyrics. It’s major cheese. Oops. Sorry…Captain cheese.
The Captain & Tenille-Muskrat Love
In fact it was a little bit frightening. Still is.
Carl Douglas-Kung Fu Fighting
Last, but not least. This song is just plain……Cheesy. Now go make some dinner.
The Moldy Peaches-Cheese