On tonight's menu board ~ Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower + Spinach Salad
I didn't have a head of fresh cauliflower as called for in the recipe so before I left for work this morning I cooked a package of frozen cauliflower, put it in the fridge with plans to chop it this evening. Trying to decrease my prep time. Parent meeting for jr high track to attend after work.
Fast forward to post parent meeting. Tired. No desire to cook. Dear daughter asks the dreaded question, "What's for dinner?" on the way home. Mac and cheese is my reply. Her face lights up. "Homemade or box?" she asks. "Homemade," I say; "Is that ok?" She says yes, she just wants whatever is fast because she's starving.
My brain is telling me I have a blue box in my cabinet which would be faster. Is that what I should make? My brain is also telling me that powdered cheese just isn't right. Homemade would be much better. Not only that but I have a real aversion to that blue box. I think I ate too much of it during college. I can't hardly stomach it now.
Within 20 minutes I had noodles boiled and sauce made. Chop a salad and call it good.
The blue box is still in the cabinet.