The recipe calls for a full pound of cheddar cheese, how could one go wrong. I will say that there is a variation to the recipe. You can either make it and serve it immediately or you can bake it for 30 minutes. So, here rings my verdict. Initially, I was dissappointed. The consistency is beautiful and inticing, but I could taste the flour in the gravy and wasn't lovin' it. So, we ate it gladly with joyful hearts, thanking God for food on our table, then put it away in the fridge.
It is important to take note here, that I do not own a microwave. And, yes, this is by choice. I have a rather large soapbox about microwaves. My grandmother never had one and she survived countless ailments including cancer, AND she managed to feed her family. I just don't understand how radiating food can be good. I mean, I was programmed as a young child to shiver when hearing the word "radiate" said aloud. That being shared with you, last night we had to re-heat the mac & cheese which means we had to stick it in the oven and wait about 20 minutes for it to heat through. At this point, what have I done? I have baked it, which is the other option she offered. I will tell you, it was pretty darn good! Was it Kraft? No. Was it worthy of making again? Definitely, if you are interested in saving the memories of your children!