Saturday, June 7, 2008
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet!
At the risk of losing any foodie cred that I may have left I would like to stand atop the highest mountain and loudly proclaim that I LOVE KRAFT MAC & CHEESE!!
Yes, yes, REAL homemade mac & cheese IS about a bizillion times better. There is no question. But sometimes in life you just crave "cheese" that is day-glo orange and comes in powered form from a foil packet. No people- I DO NOT want anything to do with the Velveeta version (even Kraft's version) no I WANT that scary pouch of cheese. And never, EVER does non Kraft boxed mac & cheese pass my lips. I don't know what addictive substance lurks in the cheese powder but it works!
I think part of the secret to good mac & cheese is the amount of milk and butter used. Believe me when I tell you I have done extensive testing on the the subject and I can say with great authority that the secret to perfect mac & cheese is as simple as 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Yes, I know the box says otherwise. The box is wrong!. I think the 2x2 ratio works because any less then that and there is not enough liquid to mix the powered cheese properly. Any more then that and it is too liquidy and the flavor gets diluted. I told you , I have put A LOT of time into this.
Yes, this is the perfect cheap, fast, food. It's cheesy, it's kind of salty, it's filling. It's a taste of childhood- you can even get it with Sponge Bob shaped pasta if you are inclined!