My mom used to make this macaroni when I was a kid and it is so good. Of course when I was little I preferred the fake cheesy stuff from the box. Now I know that this is much better. My mom never makes it anymore so I made it for Thanksgiving. My dad and brother were pretty excited, especially when there were plenty of leftovers. I will tell you that this makes a HUGE portion. Half of the recipe definitely makes more than enough for a family of 4. I think the portion must be so large because growing up my mom's family had 6 kids and 2 adults to feed. The whole portion makes a 9x13 pan (a deep one at that - I use a Le Creuset stoneware dish), half portion can fit in an 8x8 square pan.
6 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
1 stick butter
1/2 C flour
4 C milk
1 T onion flakes
1 T worschestire
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper
16 oz American cheese or mild cheddar
Cook noodles according to package instructions.
Add flour and stir together until mixed.
Add milk, onion flakes, Worcestershire, garlic powder & pepper. I never measure these ingredients and I definitely think I use more garlic powder and pepper than called for.
Heat mixture over medium high heat until boiling and thickened, stirring constantly.
Add 1/2 of cheese to mixture and stir until melted.