Pantry Essentials Macaroni & Cheese
Boxed, available in most grocery stores
It doesn't always have to be the gourmet stuff, you know.
Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like I just needed something easy and comforting when I got home at the end of the day. I usually have a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese sitting in my cupboard for just such an occasion, but recently I had purchased Pantry Essentials because it was cheaper and I figured I'd give it a shot.
This boxed variety was so bland that I had to add extra cheese just to make it taste like something other than buttered noodles. Here's a tip: if you find yourself with a really bad boxed mac, add some different flavors of shredded cheese, stick it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, then stir. That should help with the flavor.
My advice: If you are reaching for a boxed variety in the grocery aisle, you're better off paying a little bit more for one of the bigger name brands, like Kraft, or Annie's if that's what you prefer.
Or you can just go find one of my Top Ten restaurants for mac and cheese and they'll make it for you.