Lobster Mac and Cheese

Here is an important life lesson.  You paying attention? Listen carefully.

Always trust Ina Garten.

Never has a recipe of hers not been delicious.  My secret dream is that she divorces Jeffrey, and the two of us become best friends who live together like Laverne and Shirley.  Then all she does is cook for me, and all I do is eat.  How bad can that be? (If anyone watches her show daily like me, you get that right?!)

Mac and cheese- good.  Lobster- good.  Together? Excellent,

LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE
Adapted from Ina Garten
INGREDIENTS

1 pound penne pasta
Kosher salt
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
8 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
Celery salt and black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 pound cooked lobster/imitation lobster
DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven
to 375° F.
Boil a large pot of salted water.  Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain and set aside.
Heat milk in a medium saucepan.  Do not bring to a boil.
In a large pot, melt the butter.  Add the flour, whisking constantly.  Cook over low heat and whisk for 2
minutes.  Whisk in milk and cook for 1-2
additional minutes stirring occasionally, until thickened and smooth. 
Remove from heat.  Add the
Gruyere, Cheddar, celery salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Mix in the cooked pasta and lobster. 
Divide the mixture between 6-8 dishes that are able to be
put in the oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Let cool for at least 5 minutes and enjoy.

Serves 4-6

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