When I was a senior in high school, I went to a graduation party and had the best mac-n-cheese of all time, which it remains to this day. I begged my mom to get the recipe, which, bless her, she did.
Clearly this is not fancy and though I have pretty much eradicated processed food from my diet, sometimes you just have to make what tastes the best. Some may turn their nose up at this, but until you try it, you shouldn’t scoff. It is the cheesiest, creamiest, tastiest mac-n-cheese imaginable.
Also: this freezes beautifully, if it happens to last past the first night’s dinner. I often freeze it in individual ceramic dishes for ease in reheating and serving right out of the freezer.