In Massachusetts, RedPlum reader Pete's shindig sticks to the basics, including monster helpings of Ultimate Mac & Cheese, wings and other classic Big Game fare. It's an economical menu, but one that includes room for a splurge in the form of multiple bottles of bubbly. Other than that, it's just about the food and some friendly wagering. "Print up your squares and get your gamble on," says your host!
Ultimate Mac & Cheese (from the "Flavors of Valassis" cookbook)
MAKING THE MAC & CHEESE
Pete's party centers around a recipe by Melissa Harrison from the "Flavors of Valassis" cookbook.
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
3/4 lb. (12 oz) Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp. pepper
Directions: Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain well. Return to pan. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook on low heat until Velveeta cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Makes 4 (1-cup) servings.
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