Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Cuisine
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Cuisine Recipes or cruise food and drinks

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 25th, 2003, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Columbus, Oh.
Posts: 2,183
Default IMSRTTPKM* Macaroni and Cheese

For Suzi and Michelle--

The Seahunks' Macaroni and Cheese

All of the following is more intuitional than measured.

Start by par-boiling enough elbow macaroni to feed however many you're cooking for. If it's raw, it's undercooked. If it's al dente, it's overcooked. The macaroni will finish boiling while baking.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees, while waiting for the macaroni to boil.

Butter a rectangular cake pan, or casserole dish of appropriate size.

Evenly spread enough warm, drained macaroni to cover the bottom of the pan/dish. It's okay if you see the butter melting now.

Spread the cheddar of your choice--shredded if available--over the bottom layer of macaroni. When you see more cheese than macaroni, start a new layer of macaroni. When you see more macaroni than cheese,
start a new layer of shredded cheese. Continue until macaroni is used up. If you've judged correctly, the top of the macaroni, or cheese as the case may be, should be about an inch under the lip of the pan. Pepper to taste on top of the macaroni. Now--you saved some cheese didn't you?--good--take the rest of the cheese and spread it over the exposed macaroni. If you want to throw a couple chunks or slices of cheese on top of that, that's okay, too.

And now--here's the secret--pour enough milk over the top of mixture to soak through to the bottom layers, and form a 1/2 inch deep pool at the bottom of the pan. That's how your mac will finish cooking. The milk will steam upward, as the cheese melts downward. It's going to smell delicious while it's cooking, but keep your taste buds in check. If you take it out too soon, you're robbing yourself of a treat. It isn't really done until the cheese on top is getting crispy, perhaps a bit brown, but not burned. At 375 degrees, it should take anywhere from 40-55 minutes. I've even tried 375 for 30 minutes, then 425 for 10. before. Good luck and don't be afraid to experiment with cheddar mixtures. I really like to throw some monterey jack into it, every now and then.

*If my sisters read this they'll probably kill me.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 28th, 2003, 01:19 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,017
Default Re: IMSRTTPKM* Macaroni and Cheese

That sounds heavenly, Steve, thanks so much for sharing!

p.s. we won't tell your sisters!

Cheers,
Michelle B.

__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now posting as MichelleP.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 28th, 2003, 04:09 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 211
Default Re: IMSRTTPKM* Macaroni and Cheese

Steve - thanks. It's sounds great. As soon as the temperature drops below 100 degrees (it's not supposed to hit 100 at the 3000 foot elevation) I'll turn on the oven and give it a shot. I'm really looking forward to it.

Suzi

PS: I remember my mother putting in canned tomatoes, too. Anyone else ever heard of that?

__________________
[
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 29th, 2003, 08:37 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Columbus, Oh.
Posts: 2,183
Default Re: IMSRTTPKM* Macaroni and Cheese

My mother always made it on Friday night. If any was left over, she would then add the canned tomatoes and serve it as a side dish.

I HATED the tomato version--I still do. So...before I'd turn on the Sat morning cartoons, I'd scoop out a BIG plateful for breakfast and eat it cold while I watched "Fury" (the story of a Horse and the boy who loved him). No canned tomatoes for me, thanks. However, I like to make sliced, fresh tomato sandwiches with lots of butter, salt and pepper. Just leave them out of my m&c!

I forgot to mention in the original post that the leftovers should be served cold for breakfast--better than pizza. Thanks for the reminder.

Steve


Until Enchantment.
Until Inspiration
Sensation 2/03
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Say Cheese:) Trip All Things Cruising 13 July 7th, 2009 02:50 PM
Say Cheese:) Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 December 18th, 2008 11:34 PM
Say Cheese! Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 9 October 12th, 2008 10:02 AM
For Trip, Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Paul B Chit - Chat for Cruisers 8 August 2nd, 2007 11:57 AM
Cheese valeerie Shopping! 5 May 10th, 2004 02:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1