Monday, July 10, 2006

Question of the Day

Why is it not possible to reheat Kraft Mac and Cheese? What happens to the cheesiness? Does it evaporate? Change properties? I know this isn’t real cheese I’m using but a packet of powdered curd product, but it is quite tasty right off the stove. Okay, it’s not that tasty, but DramaQueen will eat it, whereas she will not eat a lovingly prepared homemade macaroni and cheese made with real sharp cheddar stirred into a b├ęchamel sauce. So Kraft it is. But she won’t eat the leftovers, and I don’t blame her.

13 comments:

  1. I think the kind I buy is the velveeta shells and cheese. They are a little more expensive but I like the cheese packets better. (it's like a thick liquid instead or a powder you have to mix)

    I don't have to worry about left overs around my house though...

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  2. I completely understand, but cannot explain the dynamics.
    We tried some of the microwaveable kind, and the kids thought they sucked.

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  3. Whoops,
    I just found out that we are having mac and cheese for supper how cool is that?

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  4. It must be like manna--you're not supposed to try to save it for the next day . . .

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  5. Maybe it is the texture. I know that I like my pasta el daunte. So if it is reheated it is just not the same. It is very yucky. Only because of the texture.

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  6. like what pcit said :)

    seriously could you make up half quantities ...

    I think reheated pasta is yuk. It's slimy somehow.

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  7. My mom used to doctor it with canned diced tomatoes, sauteed onions and bacon.

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  8. I make a fair amount of macaroni and cheese too. But always homemade, because they don't sell the instant stuff here. I've tried several recipes, Joy of Cooking and Martha are the best I've found. But not ONE of them ever reheats well. At all. They're globby and glooby and yucky. DramaQueen is wise beyond her years.

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  9. Flash likes it the next day cold but that means I can send it to daycare for lunch!

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  10. Manna! HAHAHAHAHAHA! That wins the prize for Funniest Comment!

    I never ate Kraft M&C until I was in college. My roommate thought I was a Philistine. Maybe I am, but I still can't stand it. I guess it's a matter of what is your comfort food? and that is NOT mine. Beef stroganoff made with canned soup and ground beef, now THERE's a feast. Mmmmm. Recipe from the Mormons.

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  11. I actually like it better the next day...

    pcit - LOL!!!

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  12. The only pasta dish that holds is lasagne. I am now going to toss every non-lasagne pasta thing from my freezer. Why do I bother?

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  13. What- are you kidding? You don't reheat it- you eat it cold, prreferably satnding at the refrigerator, with thye door open and the cold air pooling (expensively) around your ankles, and eat it straight out of the pan (and hope nobody else has done the same). By the way, I had the same trouble w/ our 2- now ages 18 and 21. Son # 1 only liked the highly toxic orange Kraft kind, Son # 2 only likes the home made kind (recipe from Joy of cooking)

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