Mac and cheese took over Twitter today.
A Twitter user @ coolstoryjanis posted a photo on Thursday morning of a macaroni and cheese that her coworker brought to potluck.
It doesn’t look like the mac and cheese that you might have been expecting.
Look at the macaroni & cheese my coworker brought to our potluck today. Bruh. pic.twitter.com/TJ494IFjy5
— Jan Levinson (@coolstoryjanis) October 19, 2017
Of all the mistakes you could make when preparing mac and cheese, this one is pretty common. Technically, it *is* macaroni and cheese, but the cheese hasn’t been heated enough to melt and — even more critically — hasn’t been melted into a sauce that will coat the pasta.
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This poor coworker got roasted on social media, but I think we’ve all been there ( minus the internet shame).
So how do you make proper homemade mac and cheese? Well, you could just buy a frozen container of Luby’s and serve it in a casserole dish — just don’t fib about it when you get to the potluck.
For traditional homemade cheese, you’ll need to make a standard bechamel sauce with flour/butter/milk/cheese, similar to this Chowhound recipe.
It’s not difficult to cook the flour in the butter and then add the milk and cheese, but it does take more effort than opening a box.
That’s not to say I don’t serve the Kraft blue box, too, but it’s nice to know how to make a cheesy sauce that you can use on plain ol’ macaroni or in a casserole.
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