As funny as it sounds, one of the hardest box foods for us to give up was Kraft Macaroni & Cheese!
What can I say? We grew up eating the stuff, and it was something we all enjoyed. Our first few attempts at homemade mac and cheese did not go well, so we stuck with the box for quite awhile even after I’d started making a lot of other things from scratch.
And then I found this recipe and began tweaking it, and everything changed.
This is now a staple in our home, and we haven’t seen the blue box in many months. In fact, I make double the sauce each and every week and store half in a jar in the fridge so we can make a second batch later in the week. That makes it even easier than the stuff out of the box since we just dump the sauce into the hot noodles and stir!
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
- 16 ounce box of noodles, preferably whole wheat
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cups milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- italian bread crumbs optional
What boxed foods are you reluctant to give up? Do you have a macaroni and cheese recipe you love?