How many Mac and Cheese recipes do you think are out there, five hundred, maybe more. That's fine, some of them are fabulous, some not so much. My friend Edie is on the mark with this one. I have funeral food to prepare for tomorrow and this is my choice. You just can't have a Southern funeral without Mac and Cheese.
I love this one because you don't have to cook the macaroni separate from the sauce, it all cooks together.
This is Mac and Cheese so don't be using low fat and no-fat stuff, you'll mess up the stick of butter theory.
Edie's Macaroni and Cheese
2 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups dry macaroni
16 ounces cottage cheese (at least 4%)
Lots of shredded cheddar cheese, one large block at least (extra sharp is my favorite)
1 stick of butter
Salt and Pepper (House Seasoning is better)
Melt butter in casserole dish while oven heats to 350 degrees F. Put all ingredients in casserole and pour boiling water over all. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.