All this talk about Movies is making me hungry… what about you?  Since a great deal of our movie watching is taking place at home these days (and we’re not restrained to the limited menu of popcorn, nachos and hot-dogs like the traditional movie theater is) here is one yummy looking recipe… “Quick Macaroni and Cheese Recipe”.  Of course you can slap it into a Tupperware and sneak it in to a theater too…

Quick Macaroni and Cheese

Quick Macaroni and Cheese Recipe


2 quarts water
1 Tbsp salt
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 lb cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups, packed)
1 teaspoon corn starch
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup ham, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
Freshly grated black pepper


1 In a medium sized bowl, mix corn starch into the grated cheese, so that the cheese is coated, set aside. This will help the cheese from getting too stringy.

2 Bring 2 quarts of water with the tablespoon of salt to a boil in thick-bottomed saucepan. Add the elbow macaroni and follow the cooking time instructions on the package, minus about 2 minutes. (If your macaroni doesn’t come with instructions, start checking at 7 minutes). Cook until al dente – cooked through, but still slightly firm. Drain the water from the cooking pan.

3 While the macaroni is cooking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Slowly dribble in the milk, while whisking (to avoid clumping) until the sauce is smooth. Slowly add the grated cheese, while whisking, until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice. Add the cooked, drained macaroni and ham. Do not over-mix. Sprinkle in some freshly grated black pepper.

Serve immediately.

Serves 3-4 adults or 4-6 kids.