This is a guest post submitted by Sara, who works at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City
Macaroni and cheese can be very inexpensive to make and is considered by some to be the ultimate “comfort food”. The basic ingredients include: macaroni, cheese, milk, and butter. Mac and cheese, macaroni cheese, and macaroni pie are some alternative names that this delicious dish is known for. In the Ultimate Casserole Cookbook, Baked until Bubbly is a recipe for baked macaroni. Country Macaroni and Cheese can be found in the book Casseroles. The bottom line is that macaroni and cheese can be made several different ways such as: baked, microwavable, and homemade. Macaroni and Cheese features 52 different recipes to make this delicious dish.
Macaroni and cheese can be made with many varieties of cheeses. Cheddar is a popular cheese to use when making macaroni and cheese. Cheddar dates back to ancient times. It was originally made in the town of Cheddarin England. Cheddar can be aged from three months to three years. The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook and Guide has over one hundred and fifty recipes with instructions on how to buy, store, and serve all your favorite cheeses.
Some people say that Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States. He purchased a macaroni machine from France where he served as U.S. Ambassador after the American Revolution. “Macaroni” was the name of the pony owned by President Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline.