No, it’s not a pot of yellow worms, although it certainly looks like it.

It’s Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and I can’t believe how often I made it for the kids when they were little. I haven’t had it in years, but for some reason i wanted Kraft Macaroni and Cheese for dinner tonight.

Maybe it’s because it was cold and rainy earlier today. Or because we put up the decorations. Or because it’s my first holiday season out here. Whatever the reason, I wanted a familiar comfort food, even if that stuff is like eating air. It’s caloric, but not really filling, you know?

I remember when my son wanted Only Things Made of Cheese, but changed his mind the day after I went to the store and stocked up. And when my daughter had oral surgery and could only slurp down Kraft’s. And when they both decided they liked the idea of having “yellow dinners” consisting of fish sticks, corn and macaroni and cheese.

I don’t think I’ll be sticking with this, but for tonight it was absolutely, deliciously perfect.

2 Responses to "Sometimes Ya Gotta Have It"

  1. Jennifer

    December 4, 2007

    There is always at least one box of this stuff in my cupboard, at all times. I’ve eaten since I was a kid, and since my kids were kids, and now that I’m a grown up who tries to stay away from processed foods, it’s my guilty pleasure.

  2. sunny

    December 4, 2007

    Jennifer, what a great idea — hidden macaroni and cheese for emergencies. Thank you. 🙂

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