Super delicious! I thought this was going to take forever b/c of all the steps, but I managed to make it and bake it on a weeknight after work. Unfortunately, I didn't have any cheddar, only smoked Gouda, so I substituted that instead, and it came out great. The proportions are all exactly as I would hope, and honestly, if you don't have the 35 mins to bake, the mac and cheese straight from the pot is just as good. It was thick and creamy, exactly what I wanted and enjoyed by all.
I made this recipe for the My-3-Chefs Game (November 2009) and my theme was Mac nâ€™ Cheese. I prepared all 3 mac n' cheese recipes for a dinner group and had them review. This recipe was a favorite of everyone. The next time I will use only 12 ounces of macaroni.