While I was away in Florida on vacation (restaurant reviews and eating adventures to follow shortly), Adam got down to business in the kitchen. Here’s his idea of the perfect weekend lunch.
My role on Dara’s blog is usually limited to chief taste-tester, which I must admit is a pretty good gig! But with Dara going out of town last weekend, the big question became “what was I going to eat for 4 days!?” I’ve been known to cook a mean stir fry, and definitely have some other specialties too, but having full control over meals means 1 thing….Macaroni & cheese!! (Ok, I guess that’s kinda 2 things…) Now of course Dara left me with some delicious meals in the fridge, but there’s nothing like eating dinner for lunch (Kraft style).
Back in Toronto, we were very deprived when it came to choices of Kraft Dinner types. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the classic KD, or even spirals. But one of the perks of living in the US is the availability of Kraft Dinner Shapes — far and away the best type of macaroni amongst all his other tube and elbow-shaped friends. There are so many different types of shapes to choose from — Cars, Spongebob & Friends, and even Phineas & Ferb (who the hell are Phineas & Ferb!?). But no matter the shape, this meal will knock your socks off.
Sure, the box (at a measly 156 grams) is a little small compared to the other types, and the noodles take about 13 minutes to cook (compared to the suggested 8 minutes of a regular box), but those are prices I’m willing to pay. The folks over at Kraft know what they’re doing. The cheese-to-noodle ratio is simply perfect, giving you that artificial cheesy deliciousness taste with every bite.
Now what would a blog post be without a recipe?! Sure, the box has directions — 3 tablespoons each of margarine and 2% milk, but I’m going to suggest you leave out the margarine, switch to skim lactaid, and up it to 1/4 cup. It’s amazing, the absence of lactose gives it a full-bodied taste that can’t be beat. Trust me, you’ll never go back!