Ancestral Comfort Food: Macaroni and Cheese (Civil War Style)

By Maureen Taylor in Food and Family, Photographs.

I often thumb through the Godey’s Lady’s Book magazines in my collection to look at the fashions.  Today I stumbled across a recipe that connects us to our ancestors.  It’s a staple in many households.

This holiday season try making this recipe exactly as your ancestors were advised in 1865.

Macaroni with Parmesan Cheese

Boil the macaroni until soft in salt and water; strain and put them in rows into a pie-dish with the butter and cheese and salt according to taste. Bake them in a slow oven (300-325 degrees F) until they are a light yellow.


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