And if you've don't got any, watch your mother in law while she cooks mac n cheese.
I used to always put the pasta back in the sauce pan and then add the rest of the ingredients in one at a time.
It was horrible.
The bottom would burn and the cheese would be clumpy and the pasta would crumble.
I may not have common sense on my own, but I do know how to watch and learn.
And, trust me when I say that I learned the much more effective method.
Leave the pasta in the colander. Then melt the butter in the empty sauce pan, add the milk and cheese, whisk, and wha -la...it's creamy sauce. Not clumpy or burnt.
And, THEN you add the pasta. And, it won't crumble.
It's as simple as well, should I say it? It's as simple as mac n cheese. And so was this post.