Cook elbow or broken macaroni in salted water according to directions on package. Drain in colander and rinse with hot water and drain again. Melt butter or margarine and stir in flour and seasonings. Add hot milk gradually while sauce thickens over medium heat. Add grated cheese and stir until well blended. Combine with macaroni and place in 2 greased casseroles. Bake in moderately hot oven (400 F.) 20 minutes. Garnish with pi-miento strips. Buttered soft bread crumbs may be used as a topping. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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