Friday, October 22, 2010


Darn it! Another night home when I could have made something, but got caught up in the day to day grind and didn't get home until later than normal. With nothing planned for dinner and not much in the fridge, I had to go to a pantry stand-by. Got out a box of Mac & Cheez. You know the one, blue box, powdered 'cheese.' It's great as a kid, but as an adult...not so much.

But...I did dress it up a little. I used heavy cream instead of milk...Mmmm, fat! I had a small bit of left over shredded chicken that I warmed up and stirred in. A little extra spice with some cayenne and Italian seasoning. And with a final flourish, I added some Swedish 'fried onions' on top. Yes, it was absolutely a boxed meal, but a little better! Little bit.


Brave Astronaut said...

This reminds me of a meal my former mother-in-law used to make with some regularity.

1 lb. ground beef
2 boxes mac and cheese
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Brown the ground beef and the onion. Cook the mac and cheese and combine with the ground beef. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup. Serve.

[I'm not allowed to make or eat this anymore.]

Brave Astronaut said...


Edana said...

I use Annie's mac & cheese, but I always dress it up and love finding new things. Chicken! Haha, you'd think I would have thought of that at some point. I usually grate some fresh romano into it and maybe add a slice of super sharp cheddar or asiago or something while it's still hot so it melts in. It's amazing how big a difference adding a few little things can make! Thanks for sharing!