Mac “N” Cheese for One or Two

This simple recipe is quick to make and will make a creamy side dish for two or a meal for one.  As a variation, you can add some finely diced ham when you add the macaroni.

Mac “N” Cheese for One or Two

2 TBS butter, divided
1 TBS all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup diced cheddar cheese (add a little more for extra cheesiness)
1/4 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp chopped onion (option)
1/3 cup elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 saltines, crushed

Preheat oven to 350º. Following the directions on the package, cook the macaroni. In a separate saucepan, melt 1 TBS of butter; stir in the flour, salt and pepper until incorporated into the butter. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook and stir for a couple of minutes while it thickens. Add the mustard, worcestershire sauce, onion and cheese; stir until the cheese is completely melted and blended. Drain the water and add cooked macaroni to the sauce.  Transfer to a greased small baking dish. Sprinkle with the crushed saltines and dot with the second tablespoon of butter.  Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through.   ☺