Adams, NY Cheese Festival- Mac and Cheese contest.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by menotyou, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Wish me luck as I am entering the Mac and Cheese contest. Why? I have no idea. Now, I am getting nervous.:surprised: I didn't think I would be. Weird.

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    ot sure where this post should have gone. Sorry, if I placed incorrectly.
     
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    It could have gone in the "Life after Brown" I guess. But it's happening today, right? That's a pretty current event.
    Good luck to ya.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If ya had told us yesterday, I coulda been there to try it.....
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It's only "the 2nd Annual" , so no big legacy to cause fear & tension. Give 'em hell !!!! (hint, make it spicy.....a few drops of habanero sauce)
     
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Thanks, everyone. Last year was tiny. So, it has grown quite a bit. We have the Great Lakes Factory in town, so hence, a festival is born. Next year, I will give a little heads up to ya, Over. A long drive for Mac and cheese, but it is really good. I like to say Martha Stewart stole my Mother's recipe.
     
  6. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Good luck, men. One o my favorites. Make it unique.
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I won. I am still in shock and have the grandkids playing out back. Oh my lordie, I won. I am still smiling.

    Thank you everyone!! You guys are too sweet!:happy-very:
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    OMG !! Did you hear
    me scream ??? Congrats !! Are you going to post your recipe now ??
     
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It was off the top of my head. I will print it out by tomorrow, though. Thank you !!!!
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Grandkids?
     
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555


    Yea, you know...the kids of her kids...we affectionately call them Grandkids.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Holy crap, nice job. Did you use Morelucks advice?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I didn't picture her as a Grandma.
     
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I was under the impression she was a vestal virgin.
     
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The boyfriend had a daughter when he was 19. She is 25, with 3 of her own. They think of me as 'Grandma'. Thank you, Upstate. I admit that sometimes when we are in a store and they scream, "Grama, this or that", it can be sobering. I am very young at heart, so it is somewhat of a check. I guess at 43, its not too unbelievable.
    Cashsux, I am a vestal virgin. Who told you different?:surprised::wink2:
     
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I wanted to!! I just made my plain ol' recipe. It is something I have never even wrote down. I guess I'm gonna have to, so I can post it in More's "What's Baking/Cooking" thread.

    I really appreciate the kind words from everyone here. Thank you very much.:happy-very:
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Well, you know, there were some pics going around.
     
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I told that jerk he better not do anything with those! Damn that booze!:funny:
     
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Now that's funny.



    Still waiting on that prize winning, blue ribbon, lip smacking, over the top, mouth watering, slap your mama it's so good recipe.:bow::bow::bow:
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Here goes:(I doubled the recipe because I handed out free samples afterwards)

    1 lb elbow or cavatappi noodles. I prefer Barilla elbows. They have a nice twist. Cook until almost al-dente'.

    1 lb Great Lakes 3x cheese, shredded.

    1/4 lb Great Lakes 4x cheese, shredded.

    1/2 lb butter

    1/2 cup flour

    3 tsp. salt

    3 tsp. pepper

    5 cups whole milk

    Make a roux with the flour and butter. Cook the flour taste out of the flour, about 10 min. on low.
    Add milk and whisk. Cook til simmering. Add shredded cheese and stir til melted. Add noodles and stir to coat.
    Butter pan, half sheet size. Shake bread crumbs in to cover. Pour in mixture. Top with more bread crumbs, just to cover.
    Bake in preheated convection oven for approximately 45-50 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbly. Let sit about 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
    There are no calorie counts as this has no calories in it.:wink2: