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Mac and cheese is one of my favorite meals to enjoy on a lazy afternoon after work or school. It is usually quite easy to make and provides lots so you can share (but believe me, you do not have to!) My only problem with boxed Mac and Cheese is that it does not provide enough creaminess for me. It is tasty, sure. But the milk just blends with the powdered cheese and stays liquid-y. That is why I thought of making something that has more substance.
This mac and cheese recipe has lots of creaminess because it is made with real cheese. When blended with milk, that cheese melts and becomes gooey and spreads quite easily over the pasta. It also stays creamy and keeps the shells moist and from drying up. It is the perfect Sunday afternoon pick me up when you are feeling down about having to go back to work on Monday morning. Or, it is an easy weeknight meal that is kid proof and totally yummy. It is also a great side dish for dinner with guests (or consider making it the main dish by chopping up some chicken and throwing it in as well). However you choose to make it and for whatever occasion, you are going to love chowing this baby up!
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