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Day’s Verse:
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
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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.

KF quality

4 thoughts on “I Admit It: I Love Macaroni and Cheese From a Box

  1. I always felt the Annie’s brand wasn’t cheesy enough for my taste.

    I either have to add MORE cheddar on top of it once cooked, or the old stand-by: cover it in bread crumbs.

    ~B.

  2. I have to agree, it’s not as cheesy as a cheese lover like me would like. The pack of dehydrated cheez-product that comes with it, when combined with 1/4 C. milk, still only makes 1/4 C. of reconstituted cheez-product — not that much for an entire box of noodles. I usually add butter and eat the whole kit & kaboodle with a spoon, to maximize cheeze-product consumption. Crumbs are a good idea, and I’ll try it (maybe with Panko since we have lots) next time.

    I also think cakes from a box always turn out better than cakes from scratch.

  3. Brownies from a box always seem to be better to – I’ve had brownies made from scratch several times, but they’re never good as Betty Crocker or Ghiradellis.

  4. annie mac is such a rip off. there is very little difference in the quality of the ingredients and the production of the food than any other regular store brand that costs like 40 cents. the biggest difference is the lack of artificial coloring.

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