Mac and cheese is a favorite at summer picnics

My name is Amy Carvell. I am 5 years old and a Juniata County Lil Dairy Miss. Summer brings picnics and family gatherings. My favorite food at picnics is macaroni and cheese. It is a great way to help you get your 3 servings every day of dairy. I enjoy helping my mom cook the cheese sauce. Here is my mom’s recipe to try for your next picnic.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Cook 2 cups elbow macaroni in a large sauce pan. Boil until tender. Then drain.

In another pan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in 1/4 cup flour and blend until smooth.

Add pepper to taste.

Gradually stir in 2 1/2 cups milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and mixture begins to boil.

Add 2 cups shredded cooper sharp cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

Pour cheese sauce into pasta and stir.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.