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"extraordinary" Macaroni and Cheese



Melt butter in 4-qt saucepan over med heat.
Add onions and saute until transparent.
Stir in flour and salt.
Cook 1 minute stirring constantly.
Add milk, stir to blend.
Add tomatoes, juice and all.
Bring to a low, steady simmer.
Add uncooked pasta.
Cover and continue to simmer gently for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
(Mixture will thicken as it is cooking.
Remove from heat.
Add cheese.
Stir gently until cheese is melted.
Let sit 5 minutes fefore serving.
Note: For a cheesier version put in a casserole dish and top with an additional 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and broil until cheese is melted and just starting to brown.
For an Italian twist try substituting the Cheddar cheese with 1 Cup fontina cheese and 1/2 Cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese.