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random thought of the day…7.22.08

To make the perfect batch of Kraft boxed mac & cheese…FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!

I made the kids some mac & cheese today.  Here’s how it turned out:

  • Don’t overcook the pasta….FAIL! (I got sidetracked doing a scrapbook page and let it cook to the bottom of the pot)
  • Use the correct amount of butter…FAIL! (I didn’t feel like wasting my good real butter so I just tossed in a big spoonful of vegetable spread)
  • Use the correct amount of milk…FAIL! (I never measure the milk)

Not that the kids care or anything.  They still ate it and said it was good.  I even ate some of the leftovers.  It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either.

Of course, now when I want to make really good mac & cheese I do it from scratch.  My dad gave me the recipe.  It’s simple, fool proof almost…almost.

  • 1 16oz box of pasta, cooked (not overcooked!)
  • 1/2 brick of Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 package of skinless smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 TBSP milk

Here’s the super simple part: Mix all ingredients and put into large baking pan or casserole dishes.  Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stir, bake another 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

See, simple, and oh so delicious.

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