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When Rick and I were first married he requested macaroni and cheese for dinner. I got busy and made a large casserole of the macaroni and cheese I grew up on, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. The kind where you cook a package of macaroni and make a cheese sauce from scratch and mix it all together and finally bake it for a little while. Rick did not recognize this form of macaroni and cheese. He had grown up on the kind from the blue box. So from that day on we had the kind from the blue box. It wasn’t until recently that I tried making the homemade kind again. Allyson told me that it is her “go to” meal whenever she is taking dinner to someone. Last week, I took dinner to a family who has a child in the hospital. I was trying to think of something that I could take that the children at home would like. Macaroni and cheese, baked chicken fingers, carrots and cucumber sticks and chocolate cupcakes turned out to be a perfect choice.

Here is a link to the my favorite macaroni and cheese recipe at The Pioneer Woman. I rarely have dried mustard and don’t like to add the cayenne or too much pepper. I usually leave them out.