Macaroni with Tomatoes and Cheese

*Macaroni with Tomatoes and Cheese*
Serves 4

This is one of my favourite macaroni dishes.  It's old fashioned and simple and very homey.  This is a real pleaser.

8 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
a knob of butter
8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
1 small onion, peeled and minced
2 cups chopped tomatoes, with their juices
salt and pepper to taste
2 slices of sturdy white bread, buttered and cut into cubes

As soon as you have drained the macaroni, put it hot back into the pot.  Add the knob of butter and stir to melt.  Stir in the cheddar cheese, minced onion and chopped tomatoes.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Stir in the pieces of bread and pour the whole thing into a butter shallow baking dish.   Pour enough milk over top just so that you can barely see it through the macaroni.

Heat the oven to 160*C/325*F.  Bake the macaroni for 35 to 40 minutes until bubbling and a bit browned.  Delicious.  Serve warm.