Our household does not follow a regular schedule. Since both of us work in a tourism industry related field, we usually work when other people are off. We celebrate holidays when we can, Thanksgiving sometime in November, and Christmas sometime in January. This is why I am posting this Macaroni and Cheese recipe for grown-up today. For us the holidays are just another day, so for all of you out there that are in the same situation, savor!
Macaroni & Cheese for grown-up
Comforting and easy to make.
1- Preheat oven to 400 degree F
2- Clean and cut leeks in small pieces. Add 1 oz. of butter in a pan and sautéed the leeks with a ¼ cup of water until tender.
3- Boil water with a pinch of salt and cook macaroni “Al Dente”
4- Strain the pasta.
5- While pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce Béchamel. Melt 1 oz. of butter and mix 1 oz. of flour. When the butter and flour are well mixed (About 1 minute), add the milk. Keep stirring until the sauce thickened. When sauce is done, remove from heat source add cumin, ginger, nutmeg and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
6- Pour the sauce on top of leeks; add pasta and mix until pasta are coated with the sauce.
7- In an oven safe dish, transfer the pasta, sprinkle the Swiss cheese on the top and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese start to turn a golden color.
8- Serve and enjoy!
My better half likes meatball, so I added them to the dish before putting it in the oven.