Friday, November 6, 2009

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Snack = apples, cheese and crackers. S did not like these pecan/rice crackers.

I'm beginning to believe it when they say you have to present a food many many different times sometimes before your kids will eat it. I have made homemade macaroni and cheese at least ten times for the boys and they always reject it after one bite. I made it for dinner last night however and they all asked for seconds! I figured I was on to a good thing and packed them some for lunch. E finished his but S ate very little. They still much prefer the stuff from a box but it's progress!

Along with the mac and cheese they had bananas, nuts and a chocolate bar. The didn't eat many nuts. They say they are bored of nuts. I guess I can understand that given how often I pack them for snack...


  1. I am looking for a good homemade mac and cheese recipe. Could you post or link to your recipe?

  2. Amy - my neighbor gave me the recipe. It is very basic and unexciting (just like my kids like it...)

    Mac and Cheese

    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup flour
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder (neighbor doesn't use this. You could leave it out)
    2 cups Milk
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    2 cups dry pasta

    Cook pasta until not quite all the way cooked. Put butter and flour in pan and heat until bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Then slowly add milk stirring constantly. When milk mixture is thick, add cheese and stir until melted. Add cheese mixture to pasta and put in 8X8 baking pan in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. I like it with bread crumbs or wheat germ on top. The boys like it better if I cover it when I bake it and put nothing on top - no crunchiness for them...

  3. Good for you for keep presenting the mac and cheese until they decided it wasn't new anymore and they could eat it! Nice to hear that it actually worked for you!

    I keep doing the same thing here as well. Eventually I'll break down kidlet's barriers and he will eat that asparagus / nori / whatever ;) I'm sure of it!