Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender but not mushy,
about 8 minutes.
Drain well and pour into a large mixing bowl.
Stir in butter, 1
1/4 cups milk, eggs, 1 3/4 cups grated cheese, salt, pepper, sugar and food coloring
(if using). Mix well and transfer to a 1 1/2-quart oval baking dish. Pour the remaining
1/4 cup milk over top and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Bake until top crust is golden brown and casserole is bubbling, about 25 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings
This is served as a side dish at Sylvia's. The recipe is in Sylvia's