If your kids are like mine they won't eat macaroni and cheese unless its bright orange. I was happy when I found this recipe on Pinterest and both of my kids loved it! I was also excited that it wasn't much more work than making it from a box. The link on Pinterest takes you to a blog called Creatively Domestic.
Stove Top Mac & Cheese
recipe from Alton Brown
Serves 6 to 8 servings as a sidedish
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
6 ounces evaporated milk (My can was 5 oz)
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
8 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded (I like to use a medium cheddar. The sharp is to potent for me.)
In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente and drain. Return to the pot and melt in the butter. Toss to coat.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir into the pasta and add the cheese. Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy.