Macaroni and Cheese

My kids always liked Kraft Mac and Cheese.  Yes, the powdered cheese kind that reminds me of Cheese Whiz.  This is a more adult version that most will like.

2 c macaroni

2 T olive oil

4 T butter

1 T minced garlic

1 T finely minced shallot

4 c heavy cream

1 c gouda cheese shredded

1/2  blue cheese or parmesan cheese shredded

Pinch Nutmeg, Salt and Pepper to taste.

Garnish with julian sliced ham, chopped chives, fried onions.

Boil pasta until 1/2 done, interior slightly raw.  Add olive oil and toss after draining. In saucepan add butter, garlic and shallots sweat for 5 minutes. Add cream, bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until cream is reduced by one quarter and coats the back of spoon. (Can be refrigerated for later completion. Stop here.)

Return cheese sauce to pan over low heat and add already cooked pasta.  Simmer a minute or two until pasta is  warm.

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