I used to be a little chubby. (I'm not saying it's my mom's fault, but I dropped a good 20-30 pounds when I moved out).
My mom is especially famous for her Old-Fashioned Mac-N-Cheese. Growing up, many of my friends had only ever eaten the orange stuff that came in the blue box, so we'd have to invite them over so they could try the real stuff for themselves.
2 Cups elbow macaroni (6-7 oz)
2 Tbl grated onion (I always use an entire onion)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups cheese
2 cups thin sauce
1 Tbl Butter
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni as directed. Place half the macaroni in an ungreased 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the onion, salt, pepper and cheese. Repeat. Pour white sauce over casserole. Dot with butter. Cover bake 30 minutes. Uncover bake 15 minutes.
Thin white sauce:
Melt 2 Tbl. butter on low in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and slowly add 1 1/2-2 Tbl. flour. Stir and mix and slowly add 2 cups of milk (you can use a whisk). Cook over medium heat until mixture becomes thick and starts to boil, stirring constantly. Use immediately.
FYI: It is best served with frozen peas.