Thursday, January 22, 2009

Still PMSing


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. =)

Bon Appetite!

12 comments:

Tirzah said...

Acidic, maybe, but definitely hilarious! I started buying Wal-Mart's brand that has creamy (not from powder) cheese. I am actually willing to eat it along with them. Go figure!

Live and Learn the Hard Way said...

My kids are the same way about their mac and cheese. Hang in there.

Sea Star said...

I can't get my kids to eat mac and cheese of any kind. boxed stuff or home made. I don't know why but they wont. I guess this is a good thing but sometimes it would be nice to have kids that enjoyed such easy meals.

Michal said...

i hope your pms is over soon, for your sake. the posts continue to be hilarious, so i'm not complaining!

i find myself often resenting the fact that my kids want lunch at all. three meals a day? isn't that a bit much to expect?

Rachel C. said...

I had no idea that there was such a variety of M&C!

Becky said...

Hilarious! Yellow Death and Dogs. I believe I shall withhold that little tidbit of information from my picky children. Don't want to add any fuel to their raging bonfire.

Rachel said...

I was only laughing because my sister and I used to say the same stuff to our poor mom. There were some yucky store brands and we knew them by smell and taste and ESP. Too funny!

Hang in there

Skubaliscious said...

I can totally tell the difference between brand too - and I also prefer generic brands. Not that I should be admitting to eating (and liking)boxed mac and cheese...

Amber said...

Your kids and my kids need to hang out sometime...or maybe not. I make homemade mac 'n cheese a few weeks ago and was REJECTED!!

Jenny Tonks said...

r definition of yellow death is true, then I'm suffering from red, blue, green, and ALL colors of death in this house of picky eaters!

Laura's Linoleum said...

My brother always used to call it "Mac & Yak" when he RMed. I still call it "Mac & Yak" to this day. Although the real definition of "yak" is either a wild shaggy-haired ox, or senseless talking, I believe in this sense, my brother believed it to mean "vomit". Thus, "Mac & Yak" was born. Now, I believe you are all dumber for having read my comment.

Kami said...

I was blog surfin when I came across this post. Too funny! My son will only eat Kraft. I try to substitute it with the generic but he throws a fit. I can't believe how picky kids can be with thier mac and cheese!