I know this may sound sacreligious to some but I am a big fan of macaroni and cheese (or as Anna would say, MAXaroni and cheese). Not homemade, organic, or in any form healthy; just straight, from the box, flourescent orange macaroni and cheese. I love it because it’s a big hit with the kids (even the picky ones who come to visit), it’s super fast and easy to make (great for when I’m strung out or can’t get home in time to make dinner) and best of all it’s CHEAP! At $0.33/box I can feed my entire family for under $1.00! How great is that?
Now even my family gets tired of plain ol’ macaroni & cheese, so sometimes I like to add stuff in to make it interesting. Here are a few of my favorites….
mac & cheese + browned hamburger = Classic Cheeseburger Helper
mac & cheese + leftover chili = Chili Mac O.K. so you knew those two already, but how about…..
mac & cheese + taco meat + salsa over the top = Tex-Mex Casserole (I don’t think this qualifies as Tex-Mex, but that’s what the magazine called it)
mac & cheese + leftover chicken salad = Cheesy Chicken Casserole (This was surprisingly good and discovered quite by accident)
mac & cheese + leftover curry chicken salad = Welll…I don’t have a name for it yet, just my lame attempt at “fusion cuisine”, but let me tell you it’s WONDERFUL! This is the only one my kids aren’t wild about, but they know better than to not eat it.
What do you like to add in?