Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Macaroni and Fail

I had saved this pin/recipe for microwaveable easy mac for a time when I felt lazy and didn't want to cook.  I have to be honest and say this happens a lot and I'd rather just grab something and eat right away then prepare or cook anything.  So the recipe calls for 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.  I had block cheese and shredded it myself.  I think that was my mistake.

I can honestly say it didn't turn out.  The cheese just chunked up. I tried adding more milk and more microwave time, but it just didn't get creamy.  Does shredded block cheese not melt?  Would I have had the same results with store bought shredded cheese?

I had a bowl of it and the texture was just too weird.  I ended up tossing the leftovers.  I might try this again some day with actual shredded cheese.  Or I might as well just find a stove top recipe since I have to cook the noodles anyway!

I saw a pin for fruit pizza a while back and have been wanting to make it.  I had some at my cousin's birthday party in July but I wanted one with the kinds of fruit I like.  I finally got around to buying all the ingredients for an easy recipe (I didn't do the jelly topping) and remembered the hell I had beating the softened cream cheese the last time, so I smoothed it out with the back of a large spoon.  That seemed to do the trick.  I even had to add sugar and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and it mixed quite well with the back of the spoon.  Hooray!  It's pretty delicious.  The one thing I hate about making food is that my husband never eats it and half of it ends up going to waste because I can't eat that much.


  1. If your husband never eats food, how does he survive? Do you mean he never eats your food? Either you are a really bad cook or is he just really rude...

  2. Sorry for the confusion. "The one thing I hate about making food is that my husband never eats it." He never eats what I cook. He prefers canned beans, hummus and sugary drinks when he's home. He usually has at least two meals on his ship (he's in the Navy).