It all started when I was a kid and I would go to my friend's house for a play date...I remember her mom always having Kraft brand...never a cheaper imitation. Now my mom would often find things on sale or try new kinds...whatever it took to get through the grocery store faster. I used to be able to eat a whole box in one sitting all by myself...ahhh those were the days!
Then off to college and well...I did have the freshmen 15 phenomenon occur - but again it's all about Kraft Mac and Cheese. Late nights...er...um...clear throat...studying...yea, reading those chapters builds a huge appetite! Sometimes mixed up with just water...when money was tight, sometimes with only butter or only milk..it all tasted great! In the hot pot...remember those? Gosh it's all coming back to me...such great memories!
An old boyfriend introduced me to the poor college grad's version of tuna casserole...a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese (prepared according to the package directions) with a can of tuna (drained) and a box of frozen peas (throw it in frozen and the hot macaroni will cook it while you stir)...mix that up with a little mayo and you've got some great protein and carbs for any growing boy! My 5 year old just tried this and loves it...and the best part is she can totally help make it, she loves to cook!!! Cook with your kids...build a tradition today that will last a lifetime!
Now when I have play dates come over and I ofen have 8-10 kids to feed plus several mommies at one time...what do I think of first? Sandwiches??? No...2-3 boxes of good old Mac and Cheese. The kids get filled up and everyone is happy! Apple wedges, grapes or peaches are a great compliment with the meal as are chicken nuggets. This will also feed a ton of hungry kids!
Even the colors of the box are inspiring...blue and yellow...it reminds me of a quilt I have yet to make! Had to get that craftiness in somehow! Giggle. See more of my crafts here.