|You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Unknown|
Let’s face it after a big hug likethat you would never make the Monkey a giant plate of asparagus, but maybe justmaybe a you need to make her a big bowl of macaroni and cheese. I have a present for you, but I need to borrow your arms for wrapping paper. ~Unknown
Foods likethis seem to have supernatural properties as they have the ability to remedy anythingregardless of how bad the situation may have been.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cook macaroniin boiling salted water according to package directions; drain well and setaside. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Blend inflour, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk andhalf-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens,about 2 to 3 minutes. Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat.
- Remove from heat and add paprika, pepper, and 2 cups ofthe cheese; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Combine sauce withthe macaroni and add salt to taste. Place in a buttered 1 1/2-quart casseroledish. Garnish top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and dot with additionalbutter. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.