Mama’s Home Cooking: Mac and Cheese, Turkey Pot Pie

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Michaela Johnson’s mom, Joanne, joined The Rhode Show Friday to make Macaroni and Cheese.

Macaroni and Cheese

1 pkg elbow macaroni
6 TBSP of butter
6 TBSP all-purpose flour
5 cups milk
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
¼ cup minced onion
16oz. Velveeta cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup breadcrumbs


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in salt and pepper
  • Add onion and cheese, stir until cheese melts.
  • Spray 3 quart pan w/ nonstick cooking spray
  • Add pasta, pour sauce over and stir.


  • Melt ½ stick of butter in frying pan. Add breadcrumbs
  • Cover top of mac & cheese with bread crumbs
  • Bake for 30 minutes

mac an cheese ingredients

Easy turkey pot pie

2 cups cooked, cubed turkey
1 (10 ¾) can cream of celery soup, undiluted
2 (15 oz.) cans mixed vegetables, drained
1 ½ cups chicken stock
1 stick margarine or butter, melted
1 ½ cups biscuit baking mix
1 ½ cups milk


  • Mix together turkey pieces, soup, mixed vegetables, and turkey stock. Set aside.
  • Coat a 13”x9” casserole pan with the melted butter. Pour out excess margarine and reserve for later use.
  • Pour vegetable-turkey mixture into the buttered casserole dish
  • Blend together the biscuit baking mix, milk, and excess butter. Blend until almost smooth
  • Pour topping mixture over vegetable and turkey mixture
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

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