My kids love Mac n cheese. I normally purchase the Great Value 'thick and creamy' version. It is around. $0.74 a box. I usually use 2 boxes. So not including milk and butter..it is $1.48.
I have recently been considering the nutrition value of the boxed over the homemade..even though I know the homemade is probably going to cost more. I am figuring in the long run that it is less sodium, less processed food etc to make it homemade.
Ok I am off to add up how much the boxed would cost with the milk and butter included and to add up the homemade version.
Boxed vs. Homemade... thoughts?
Ok. Tonight was mac n cheese night. I mentally prepared the kids for the switch yesterday and today. My son (7) is odd about changes so I was mostly preparing him for it to be different. My middle child(5),(my oldest daughter) is my adventurous eater and couldn't wait to help me try the new recipe.
My oldest (7) absolutely loved it! He is on his second bowl. My youngest (2) inhaled it with no complaint. My middles child...(sigh) wouldn't try more than 3 bites. It is a little frustrating that she didn't like it. She is my eater who will eat almost anything. She said it looked funny and she could taste the cheese(haha) and flour.
She is right about the flour, I will cut it back next time. Also I made two cups of pasta because we usually make two boxes of mac n cheese...next time I am making 1 cup of pasta. It made a lot more than I expected and it filled everyone up faster.
The recipe does need fiddled with a little bit, but all in all I consider it a success! Woohoo! Now to get it just right so I can commit it to memory. :)
Thanks for all the comments and opinions.
We are officially on the homemade side of the fence on the Boxed vs. Homemade macaroni and cheese debate. ;)