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Stovetop Mac & Cheese
Stovetop Mac & Cheese

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Challenge: Comfort Food (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Nov 4, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2012

This was fun, it took me longer to edit this than to cook and shoot.



1 1/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 6 ounces)
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 1/2-ounce) slice white bread
1 tablespoon butter, melted

- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
- Combine milk and flour in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add pasta; toss to coat. Let stand 4 minutes.
- Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until the crumbs measure 1 1/4 cups.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs, and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in melted butter; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over pasta mixture.

Place: 6 out of 42
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Votes: 107
Comments: 6
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11/12/2012 01:41:43 PM
The shallow DOF really worked well here.
Congrats on the TT.
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11/12/2012 12:30:08 PM
I really liked this one -- definitely made my mouth water. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2012 04:10:53 PM
Nothing better than mac and cheese
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11/06/2012 10:36:12 AM
Nice shallow dof, but the in focus part looks over sharpened to me.
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11/05/2012 11:16:55 AM
So creamy and delicious. I like the simple setup you chose, although the details don't seem to be sharp.
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11/05/2012 11:09:23 AM
very simple comp, great lighting, good textures and wonderful colour to offset a popular dish. 8
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