Submitted by Dixie Shrum
1 (8 oz) pkg. elbow macaroni, prepared according to pkg directions and drained
1 lb. bulk pork sausage, browned and drained of all fat (reserve 2 tbs fat and ½ of sausage)
½ c chopped onion
½ c green pepper strips
3 tbs all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
2 c milk
2 c shredded Cheddar cheese
Saute’ onion and green pepper in reserved fat. Stir in flour and salt. Slowly add milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thick. Stir in 1 ½ c cheese.
Combine macaroni cheese/sausage mixture into a greased 2 qt. casserole. Top with remaining cheese and sausage. Bake at 400o for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Don Shrum and Dixie Bishop were married on August 21, 2957, in Poteau. They moved to their present home March 21, 1958 and have lived their sixty-two years. They are the parents of three daughters, Donna Deaton (David), Darla Davis and Deanna Davis, six grandchildren Daryl Davis (Kaycee), Delaina Davis & Daren Davis, and Lauren, Larissa & Logan Deaton and three great grandchildren Tanner, Kix and Ben.
Dixie attended school at Monroe in sixth and seventh grade. The Shrum daughters and three of the six grandchildren graduated from Monroe School. Now two of the great-grands are Monroe students. Don drove a bus for sixteen years and Dixie drove a bus for about eight year for Monroe School. Darla has taught at Monroe her entire career. We have good thoughts and memories of all our Monroe times.
God continues to bless all of us with good health and in numerous other ways. Mr. & Mrs. Shrum are members of Springhill Baptist Church.
These are not original recipes from the Shrum home but have been favorites for many years.