How do you make your scratch macaroni & cheese? Any favorite additions or sauce ingredients?
I've been doing mine the same way so long, some fresh ideas would be nice. My kids love it, would eat it every meal if I would indulge that! (Have to admit to loving it too!)
Currently, I make mine with a white sauce (butter, flour, milk) to which I add a can of cheddar cheese condensed soup, shredded cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, sometimes dry mustard powder. If I plan to bake it in the oven (my preferred method), I'll top it with buttered breadcrumbs and more cheese. Sometimes though, I'll just mix it on the stove.
Sometimes I'll use different cheese to make it a little fancier. DH likes swiss or pepperjack. I used to use Velveeta in place of the condensed soup and then use less shredded cheese but Velveeta doesn't really agree with DH very well so changed my method. I like to add veggies (frozen peas, carrots, broccoli) but the kids really moan about that! So usually I cook them on the side to add separately.
What's your favorite method or recipe? Thanks in advance for sharing!