Our rising 3rd grader is a longtime big fan of boxed macaroni and cheese. (He does also love actual food.) And hey, it’s a good emergency food: oh, crap, we’re supposed to eat in fifteen minutes and we have no lunch plan, anybody want macaroni?
But I can’t face a big bowl of plain boxed macaroni and cheese and call it a meal. (For me, I mean. The children seem fine with it.)
If I’m feeling ambitious and we have the necessary objects around, I make a veggie burger and eat the mac & cheese as a side. Or I have a salad. But you should also try this:
In a small pan, sauté some sliced garlic and a chopped spicy pepper or two (we always have some whole ones in the freezer from the farmers’ market and maybe you should too). Stir in a couple big handfuls of frozen corn. Serve over your mac & cheese. Mmm spicy mac & cheese goodness.
Just wanted to share? Happy lunching.