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Preparing macaroni and cheeses

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by wilson brother, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Side of the box recipe +
    2 or 3 cut up hot dogs, or kielbasa/sausage etc., if you want to be all gourmet

    Serve with ketchup and tall glass of milk

    Eat

    Nap
     
  2. Matt

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    I always thought it is a boxed instant pasta meal, like preparing a can of Campbell's minestrone or chicken noodle soup.
    yup seconded. For me it rates on the culinary scale somewhere above instant noodles and below baked beans.
     
  3. EL72

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    If you grew up eating mac and cheese, there is a certain visceral attraction to it that reflects the nostalgia of childhood times and evokes certain memories that only the senses of taste and smell can.
     
  4. lawyerdad

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    It's king of the comfort food, along with PB&J, although in recent years it has taken on a gourmet taste. Fred's 62 in LA, for example, offers several home recipes with modern twists including their Molten Balls: crusted mac n' cheese balls with jalepeños. (I'd step over my own dead mother for a Juicy Lucy right about now...)

    I always think of it as food you don't plan on eating but never really mind having. I ate those easy mac bowls all the time in college and it never failed.

    +1 on Fred's
    I used to live about 2 blocks from there. Now i'm hungry.
     
  5. lawyerdad

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    Side of the box recipe +
    2 or 3 cut up hot dogs, or kielbasa/sausage etc., if you want to be all gourmet

    Serve with ketchup and tall glass of milk

    Eat

    Nap

    Ground beef instead of hot gods, no ketchup, and sometimes beer instead of milk. A college staple for me. (Packaged mac and cheese is one of those classics, like ramen, where you can get a hell of a lot of tasty calories for little money if you're poor. If you can buy it - like my roommates and I did - at a super-discount grocery store that sells at rock-bottom prices groceries that ares overstocked, in slightly damaged packaging, or near the expiration date, so much the better. I probably wouldn't have survived college without such a market on University Ave in Berkeley, the Orowheat Outlet the Emeryville Charlie Brown's happy hour.
     
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    Side of the box recipe +
    2 or 3 cut up hot dogs, or kielbasa/sausage etc., if you want to be all gourmet

    Serve with ketchup and tall glass of milk
    Eat

    Nap


    IF we are talking college routine/cuisine here, you left out the all important 1st step with that recipe:

    1. Fire up a doobie the size of a baby's arm.
     
  7. Bandwagonesque

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    hot gods

    Hey, whatever floats yer boat man...
     
  8. wilson brother

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    Yes, several times, actually. Lived a few times in L.A. and the Bay Area- where I had the opportunity to pursue graduate studies and later a career there, but I turned them down. How about you? [​IMG]


    Hey Acidic-

    I dont want to be a judgemental guy..but I think you should learn about the culture of a place you visit [​IMG] thats why I'm doing my research first.


    -Danny Wilson
     
  9. acidboy

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    Ground beef instead of hot gods, no ketchup, and sometimes beer instead of milk. A college staple for me. (Packaged mac and cheese is one of those classics, like ramen, where you can get a hell of a lot of tasty calories for little money if you're poor. If you can buy it - like my roommates and I did - at a super-discount grocery store that sells at rock-bottom prices groceries that ares overstocked, in slightly damaged packaging, or near the expiration date, so much the better. I probably wouldn't have survived college without such a market on University Ave in Berkeley, the Orowheat Outlet the Emeryville Charlie Brown's happy hour.

    OT, reminds me of my college years when for a while I had to subsist on KFC dinner rolls (about 6 will do) and a cup of gravy for meals. [​IMG]
     
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    OT, reminds me of my college years when for a while I had to subsist on KFC dinner rolls (about 6 will do) and a cup of gravy for meals. [​IMG]


    Hey Acidic-

    maybe you could of prepared macaroni and cheese for the same price [​IMG]
     
  11. acidboy

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    Hey Acidic-

    maybe you could of prepared macaroni and cheese for the same price [​IMG]


    Thanks, but I don't like macaroni. Perhaps just cheese with whine, like what a real dude churns in his mouth.
     
  12. DMcG

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    Add jalapenos if you dare. [​IMG]

    Spiciness goes great with Mac and Cheese. I pretty much always mix in some sort of hot sauce when I eat some.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    My wife has this friggin' awesome recipe that uses a couple of cheeses (I know one is garlic cheddar), diced onions, butter, milk...but the best part is she pan fries panko in olive oil and then puts it on top before baking it. Man, it is seriously good.
     

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