Macaroni, Virginia Style

1 cups macaroni 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon mustard cup grated cheese.

1 cups white sauce 3 tablespoons dried bread crumbs.

Break macaroni in one-inch pieces and cook in boiling, salted water twenty minutes or until soft; drain in colander and pour over one quart cold water. Put half in buttered baking dish, dot over with one-fourth the butter and sprinkle with one-half the mustard and cheese; repeat, pour over white sauce, cover with dried bread crumbs mixed with remaining butter and bake in a hot oven until crumbs are brown.

White Sauce

Melt three-fourths tablespoon butter, add three-fourths tablespoon flour and stir until blended; then pour on gradually, while stirring constantly, one and one-fourth cups milk. Bring to the boiling point and add one-half teaspoon salt.

Baked Macaroni With Chipped Beef

Break macaroni in one-inch pieces (there should be three-fourths cup) and cook in boiling, salted water until soft; drain and pour over one quart cold water. Remove skin from one-fourth pound thinly sliced smoked dried beef and separate in pieces. Cover with hot water, let stand ten minutes, and drain. Arrange in buttered baking dish alternate layers of macaroni and dried beef, having two of each. Pour over two cups white sauce, cover with three-fourths cup buttered cracker crumbs and bake in hot oven until crumbs are brown. For the White Sauce, melt four tablespoons butter, add three tablespoons flour and stir until well blended, then pour on gradually, while stirring constantly, two cups milk. Bring to the boiling point and add one-half teaspoon salt and one-eighth teaspoon pepper.

Baked Macaroni With Peanut Butter

1 cup macaroni, broken in 1-inch pieces.

2 cups milk.

3 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 teaspoon salt.

3/4 cup buttered bread crumbs.

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water twenty minutes, or until soft, drain in strainer, and pour over one quart cold water to prevent pieces from adhering; then put in buttered baking dish. Heat milk in double boiler, and add gradually to peanut butter. Pour over macaroni, cover and bake in a slow oven forty minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle with crumbs, and bake until crumbs are brown.