A few weeks ago, just before the mid-term elections, a girlfriend gave me a cookbook that was published by Mike DeWine's campaign office. DeWine is a former U.S. senator and was running recently (and won the election) for attorney general for the state of Ohio. The cookbook is just a small one, but is filled with family favorites, and I found more than a few I'd like to try. They are just, for the most part, good homey recipes.
This is good, old-fashioned comfort food at its best. It was great as a main dish, and super for meatless Fridays.
President Reagan's Macaroni and Cheese
8 oz. macaroni, boiled to al dente and drained
1 t. butter
1 egg, beaten
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a buttered casserole dish, pour macaroni.
Toss with butter, egg and 2 1/2 cups cheddar.
In a small bowl, whisk milk with salt and powdered mustard.
Pour milk over macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with remaining half cup cheese.
Bake for 45 minutes until custard is set.
Source: Fran DeWine's Family Favorites