My kids love Kraft Dinner. They love it so much that they ask for it on a regular basis and will not eat homemade macaroni and cheese (even though mine is KILLER).
Tony and I are very conscious about eating real food and as much homemade as possible, so making Kraft Dinner just eats me up inside, particularly since my homemade macaroni is KILLER. So I went out on a limb this weekend and tried something new: I bought alphabet pasta: the teeny little noodles that go great in homemade soups. I put them in some chicken soup and the kids loved them, so I thought I would make some homemade macaroni and cheese using those tiny letters. I made the cheese sauce with sharp cheddar, some spices and half of a roasted butternut squash, which gave the sauce an amazing colour and did not really affect the cheesy taste.
The result was KILLER. Sashimi was skeptical, but he tried it. Once he tasted it, he asked for more. Then another bowl full. He looked at me in all earnest and said: Mommy, this is great! It tastes like armpit...it tastes like armpit macaroni!"
*Insert WTF?! face here.*
Then I realized what he meant: "Elbow macaroni?"
Sashimi: Oh yeah, that's what I meant.
It seems I make good armpit pasta. Who knew.
Did I mention that my homemade macaroni and cheese is KILLER?