Some of my most fond memories of my grandparents include me sitting in the floor of my grandmother's kitchen pulling out all her pots and pans and pretending to cook up a meal fit for a king. This version of Nana's Hoop Cheese Mac and Cheese is a simple stove top recipe that is truly the ultimate comfort food for me. It uses the delicious black or red rind hoop cheese. If you have trouble finding this delicious cheese, a good cheddar will work just as well.
2 cups macaroni
1 quart water
1 1/2 tablespoon salt
3/4 lb red wax hoop cheese
5oz can evaporated milk
Bring water to a boil in a medium sized pot.. Once boiling, add salt and macaroni and cook until tender.
Cut cheese in small cubes.
Drain macaroni and return to pot. Add cheese and evaporated milk.
Stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Stacey Little has contributed to Southern Holiday Life since Christmas 2013. He published his own cookbook The Southern Bite in March. Here you will find all the recipes he has contributed to Southern Holiday Life. To see more of his recipes, visit his blog The Southern Bite