White sauce for macaroni

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Milk
2 tablespoons Carrot,finely chopped
2 tablespoons Celery,finely chopped
4 tablespoons Onion,finely chopped
4 Peppercorns
Clove
This Sauce Goes With Crusty Macaroni...
1 Bay leaf,crumbled
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Flour
Grating of nutmeg
Salt to taste
Fresh,pepper to taste

In a heavy pot combine the

milk,carrot,celery,onion,peppercorns,clove and bay leaf.Heat until bubbles form around edge of pot.Set aside for 5 minutes and strain.

Over moderate heat,melt the butter in the saucepan.Add the flour and stir until flour and butter are blended.Cook over moderate heat for 1 minute,stirring constantly.Add the strained milk in a slow steady stream as you stir constantly with a whisk.Switch to a wooden spoon and continue to stir as the mixture comes up to a simmer.Turn heat down and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes,stirring occasionally,until the sauce becomes smooth and thick.Season to taste with nutmeg ans salt and pepper.Makes approximately 1½ cups....

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