Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Making Deux

A quick note here - the macaroni and cheese reheated pretty well.  

I used the microwave in several stages - added water and stirred back in to disperse the heat and moisture evenly.

I know lots of folks insist using a microwave is not "real" cooking, that they are useless and take up otherwise precious counter or storage space, blah blah blah...  In a situation such as this where I had something potentially scorchable to reheat and only an electric rangetop (as opposed to gas where I can control the heat instantly) to use, the microwave is a dish saver.

I thought the sauce was just the teensiest bit grainy when reheated but it also sat in the refrigerator longer than I would have let it except we were out of town.  If reused within a day or two I believe it would not lose anything in the way of taste or texture.Final verdict?  The Barilla US style macaroni and cheese dish is a winner.  It eats well, reheats reasonably, and was quick and easy to prepare.  Give it a try if you are craving something delicious and want a compromise between the blue box or spending two hours waiting for your macaroni and cheese.


PassivePastry said...

i had the blue box yesterday. :)

TexasDeb said...

I am a long time fan of the blue box myself. I like Cheetos too. I think the two likes are related somehow.

Yay cheese. Crunchy dry or creamy soft, it is the cheese that pleases.