Baked Macaroni and Cheese

After marinating the chicken for the Aussie Chicken, I began making this dish. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. However, I've also accepted that not every dish is going to turn out excellent on the first try.

Step 1: Boiled the elbow macaroni. Used half the box (i.e., 1 cup) of macaroni (Essential Everyday, i.e. Albertson*, brand).

The sauce without the cheese.

Step 2: Melted 2 tablespoons butter. Whisked 1/4 cup flour and 2 cups milk. Cooked for about 5 to 7 minutes. Added 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp Worcester sauce.

Step 3: After the cooking time has passed, I added 1 cup cheddar and 8 ounces cubed cheddar. Greased a 7 cup glass container with butter. Added the macaroni to the sauce. Preheated the oven for 350 F and set a timer for 30 minutes. Started baking at around 6:20PM.

The cheese.
*Albertson is a supermarket chain in my area.

When mixing the ingredients together during Step 2, the mixture seemed like it wouldn't thicken and then suddenly it did. It was almost magic.

The sauce with the cheese and macaroni.
The mac and cheese was quite oily and it didn't taste that great. It would have probably tasted better if it were baked longer.

With that being said, my sister ate a fair amount of it before I even got to it; I guess it must have been decent.

Finished product.
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Relevant Links:
Baked Mac and Cheese for One (*
*I couldn't seem to find a record of the main recipe(s) I used. This recipe, however, looked familiar. In addition, its use of Worcester made it a strong candidate for being one of the recipes I researched.

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