Granny's Mac & Cheese

Friday, March 04, 2011

Do not bother reading this post if you are looking for a healthy and/or gourmet recipe. {In fact, my attempt to give this recipe a little nutritional value is downright laughable.}

I am going to share with you our Granny's recipe for Mac & Cheese, which is famous the world over (aka, in the Guinn family).

Featured prominently in the Guinn Family Cookbook I made for Christmas gifts a couple of years ago:

{thanks to help from my pal Stacey}

Here are the basic ingredients:

You cook the noodles (I love using little shells), and then stir in the egg, then the cheese & sour cream.

I decided to give Baby J some extra nutrition and added some frozen broccoli:

Poor thing...I know, I know, microwaved broccoli=kind of a pitiful effort.

Some of the stems burned when I opened it out of the microwave. Weird, I followed the directions.

Chopped and added to macaroni mixture:

Put in one of those 7x11 size pans:

Bake for 25 minutes, and voila:

I promise I don't eat like this every day, but this baby loves carbs, what can I say (he/she is its mother's child!).

The recipe:

Janie's Super Macaroni
(we don't know who Janie is)

6 oz. (1.5 cups) uncooked short macaroni
1 large egg or 2 small eggs (I only ever use 1, no matter the size)
2 T milk
1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese (the mild used above was on sale)
salt & pepper
1 cup sour cream

Cook macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water until just tender; drain. Using fork, beat egg with milk; pour over the hot macaroni and mix well. Grate cheese, mix in sour cream. Stir well. Pour into small casserole dish and top with cheese (I ran out above).
Bake 350 fir 25-30 minutes, or until browned.

I promise you will not be disappointed. Plus, it's super easy!

p.s. Boy/Girl Day (as I'm calling it) is March 15. Can't wait to know if le bebe is a he or she!


  1. Yum. This was so good when you brought it to Bunko! I too craved warm, salty carbs when pregnant. Wouldn't you know that when I served Riggs some homemade mac and cheese for the first time last week he went nuts over it! Boy after my own heart. :) I'm sure Baby Jerkins will love yours too some day!

  2. All I craved with Colt was carbs. ALL DAY LONG. EVERY DAY. I tried to stop, but it was like I was in another body. I had to have them! :)


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