Apple Cider Mac n Cheese

November 06, 2014
Well, we are full speed ahead with moving into our new place.   My packing pace has increased quite a bit and the kids have been helping out alot when it comes to the new house.  They are soooo excited.  So I am! Our current house is really nice and sits on a big piece of property.  But, as I mentioned before, it's small. So small for the seven of us.  The land has also been a blessing and a curse at the same time.  The kids have a ton of outdoor space, but, it can be a challenge to keep up with the care of it.  For the past 3 weekends, we have raked up about seven thousand tons of leaves and if it snows?  The 100 foot gravel driveway becomes a royal pain in the butt to plow..not for me, of course, my dear husband :) .  It will so nice to have a nice, concrete, normal, size driveway for a change.  That, and a bigger kitchen! Yay!  My new fridge may be avocado green, but, the kitchen is about double the size of what we have here.   I.can't.wait. So excited.


OK, for now though, we have some serious comfort food.  Macaroni and cheese that is filled with apple cider and actual apples.  It's so seriously amazing guys.  I'm so in love with this dish.  Before we actually sat down for dinner, I probably ate about a plateful just by grabbing noodles from it while it cooled off on the stove.   Yum-O.  Made kinda pig of myself with this one.


It's a perfect dish for fall!
Dig in....



 Apple Cider Mac n Cheese
Adapted From Bakeaholic Mama
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:
  • 12 oz  box- dry pasta
  • 1 cup hard apple cider
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a medium size baking dish.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on the box, drain, then, set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, add butter and apples.   Cook, until apples are soft.
  4. Stir in flour and continue cooking until it's thick and apples are coated.  About 2 minutes
  5. Stir in cream and cider.  Let mixture come to a light boil  and let is thicken for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add in 2 1/4 cups of cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
  7. Stir cheese sauce with cooked noodles and mix well.  Pour into prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with additional 3/4 cup of cheese.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

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