Apparently my kids are brand loyal. They don't like Kraft Mac-n-cheese because it is too rich. They prefer generic but can tell a difference between store brands. So far their favorite generic mac-n cheese comes from WinCo Foods (Flovorite brand) and Grocery Outlet (something that comes in a red box). They dislike being forced to eat the yummy homemade stuff (you know, the kind with 3 different cheeses, real cream, and bacon) and refuse to eat anything made with the cheese powder from the bulk bins. Today they are eating Haggen brand from Top Food and Drug. It is acceptable, but smells different, or so they tell me.
There was a time when I tried to fight the Mac-n-cheese battle. Logically it is all the same, right? But my children are mac-n-cheese connoisseurs and will not be tricked. Not even with bacon. I've learned to dish it and run. I don't look at who is sitting where so I don't know who ate what and I don't try to force the matter. The only reason I serve mac-n-cheese in the first place is because I don't have time (or the inclination) to make heart shaped PB&Js with flower shaped carrots and cucumbers and sprigs of red grapes.
I once heard that LDS missionaries call Mac-n-cheese Yellow Death (with cut up hotdogs it is Yellow Death and Dogs). Well, I think Yellow Death perfectly describes my mood anytime I have to try to convince my children to eat any unacceptable form of salted orange food coloring over boiled flour formations and butter.
Can you guess what we had for lunch today? And can you guess that I'm still PMSing? My next post won't be so acidic... I promise. =)