Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147:1, 4-5
I love macaroni and cheese from a box. Some things just turn taste better from a box, and to me mac and cheese is one of them. Eating boxed mac and cheese is like eating a little bite of heaven, and I have to slow myself down from not inhaling it all in 5 ecstatic minutes. Despite my attempts at self-restraint, I always end up eating the entire box (2.5 servings! In one sitting! Always! 700 calories! I can’t stop exclaiming things!) in far too short a time, and then wish I had prolonged the enjoyment. I restrict myself to only having a box every occasionally, because otherwise I would probably end up consuming dozens of boxes a month.
Funny how I never feel that way about spinach salads, even though I like them and eat them 3 or 4 days a week.
Incidentally, in their marketing blurb, Annie’s says, “We all know how hard it is to get kids to eat healthy, nutritious food, so we thought we’d help out all you frustrated parents by making our original mac & cheese a little more fun.” Who ever heard of it being hard to get kids to eat mac and cheese?! And since when is mac and cheese “healthy and nutritious”? Anyway, it sure is a good thing they made this “more fun” than normal mac and cheese, because otherwise kids might miss out on those all-important servings of fat and carbohydrates that growing children so desperately need.