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Cavalier cheese out

Okay, cindy_lou_who8, here's the mac and cheese "recipe":

Boil some pasta. Drain it.

Make a white sauce. The sacred ratio for a white sauce is 2 T butter, 2 T flour, to 2 C milk, but I'm more likely to frizz a half stick of butter* in a pot until melted, throw in a few high tablespoons of flour, stir it and let that bubble for a while (a few minutes) (to kill the raw flour taste). Whisk in milk until it makes a sauce of an appropriate thickness. At this juncture, for mac and cheese, melt in as much cheese as you want, of whatever kind you wish. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. (If you were making a tuna casserole, you would, instead, throw in some drained canned tuna and peas. Salt and pepper to taste.) Add pasta to sauce. Remassage seasoning.

Eating it out of the pot is fine and delicious, but if you want to bake it, you can put it in a heat happy dish and top with crumbs. (I mix bread crumbs with some melted butter and parmesan cheese if I have it.) Bake it (at, say, 400 degrees American) for, oh, any length of time, until the sauce bubbles up at the sides, and before the crumbs burn.

There you have it!

Subtle, right?


* Alright, sometimes a whole stick, and a little more flour.


Sep. 29th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
This is how T and I make our mac 'n cheese (always with the baking step), and I can attest that it is delicious!

Speaking of food, we would love to get together with you sometime and eat some. Want to come see our new digs? :)
Sep. 29th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yes! What kind of evenings are good for you(s)? I miss you guys, and was talking about you last night, because the place I do ESOL stuff is thinking about using Moodle. I was going to call you and see what you thought about its applications for a tiny program (like, under 100 adult ESOL students).

I'm *dying* to see your house.
Sep. 29th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
I think Moodle would work fine for a small program, although it may depend on what their tech resources are like.

Are they thinking of paying a company to host their Moodle installation, or do they have someone who would be installing it for them? I'd be happy to answer any questions about it, if you want to give them my email address.

Let's email about making a date!
Sep. 29th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
I think Toby beat you to emailing for a date. I just offered him Thursday, Oct 8. Good for you?

The woman who runs the computer stuff for our program was thinking of doing it herself. If we decide to use it, I'll hook you two up. Thanks for the opinion. :)

Sep. 30th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
I've found Moodle to be really easy to install - the instructions on the website are very good. There's also a strong community of folks to answer questions, and several schools that are using Moodle in the Valley.

October 8th sounds perfect! We will send you directions. What time would you like to come by?
Sep. 30th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Bea has swim lessons, so I wouldn't be back in West Springfield until 5:30, which means I couldn't be at your place until between 6 and 6:30. So any time after that. Name your time. :)
Oct. 5th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yikes, I never told you what time to come! How about 6:30?
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Perfect! I'll see you. :)