Macaroni and Cheese A La Burkholder…

I have a wonderful college friend who used to “dog sit” for Matt and I when we still lived in New Hampshire (our first “baby” was a black labrador named Taylor).  Her payment was always a meal of Macaroni and Cheese a La Burkholder.  It is also one of my girls’ favorite meals, and both of the older two are pretty adapt at cooking it.

They think that it is an "All American Meal"...

They think that it is an “All American Meal”…

JP–from Nebraska to New York City–this one’s for you!

Needs:  Butter, Flour, Milk, Cheddar Cheese,  whole wheat macaroni noodles, and all BEEF hot dogs (I like the Wrangler brand best)

Directions:  In a sauce pan on medium/medium low heat melt 2 tablespoons of butter.  When melted, blend in 2 generous tablespoons of flour followed by 1 and 1/4 cup of milk.IMG_3573

Stir the mixture until the white sauce thickens and bubbles.  Be patient–it is best if the sauce thickens adequately!IMG_3576

Turn the heat down to low and use a cheese grater to grate a bar of sharp cheddar cheese into the sauce and mix until it is melted.IMG_3579

While you are preparing the sauce, boil water on the stove top and cook the macaroni noodles until soft (whole wheat noodles usually take about 10 minutes in boiling water).  Strain the noodles when they are cooked and put them in a casserole dish.IMG_3570

Cut up 4-5 hot dogs into small pieces and mix them in with the noodles.  Finally, mix the cheese sauce in with the hot dogs and noodles.IMG_3583

Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Enjoy 🙂

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