photo sourceGrowing up, my father got to choose the menu for his birthday dinner. Every year he asked for an entire plate of macaroni and cheese. Nothing else. No salad. No veggies. Just macaroni and cheese. When my parents got married (please see amazing picture from their wedding day below) my mother continued the birthday wish for mac 'n cheese. Five times a year (there are five people in my family) we light birthday candles and fill plates with this straightforward, baked macaroni and cheese. Enjoy! Birthday Macaroni and Cheese Boil large pot of salted water. Add 1 large bag of macaroni noodles. When tender, drain. Shred 2 cups of your favorite cheeses (For this dish, I like Colby Jack, Mozzarella and White Cheddar) In 9x13 glass casserole dish, lay down bottom layer of macaroni noodles. Top with layer of shredded cheese mixture. Continue layers of noodles and cheese until casserole dish if full (Top layer should be cheese.) Moisten with 1/4 cup milk. Salt and pepper lightly. Place in preheated oven and bake at 375 for 45 minutes, or until top layer of cheese is slightly browned and crispy. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.