At the risk of losing all legitimacy I’ve established to date, I bring to you this amazing ‘recipe’ – Old School ‘Mario’ Kraft Dinner, a.k.a. my vice! Now, before you ream me out for posting a ‘recipe’ for a pre-packaged product with all kinds of preservatives and hard-to-pronounce ingredients (this coming on the heels of my granola bar post about trying to avoid these types of things), I can’t help myself. This is my crack! I could seriously eat Kraft Dinner every day for the rest of my life and never grow sick of it. If I know it’s in the house, it doesn’t stand a chance!
I’m probably revealing too much about myself at the moment, but I don’t possess the control to put the spoon down! Every box of Kraft Dinner is a shameful gorge-fest. A straight-out-of-the-pot, using my ‘kraft dinner spoon’ (yes I have a special spoon), eat ‘til it’s gone type meal, that sends me into a world of shame/happiness – don’t judge and don’t dare ask me to share.
Now, this ‘recipe’ is for the old school Kraft Dinner I remember from childhood. Any true Kraft Dinner connoisseur recognizes the merits of each variety of KD, and likely holds one of them as a favourite. Original is nothing but a tasty time, and I LOVE me some spirals, I even enjoyed the KD spaghetti they tested out for a while, but for me, nothing compares to the taste of the character Kraft Dinner!
To be honest, I’m not sure why they gave up on the stuff? Maybe it was a cost thing, maybe for some bizarre reason it wasn’t a big seller? Or maybe they just stopped selling it where I live? Either way, it’s something I think they should seriously consider bringing back! But until then, for those of you out there longing to chinch yourself full of cheesy-character-pasta-
- Character-shaped pasta – I’ve purchased Disney pasta in the past, but in this case I used imitation Cars pasta I found at Wal-Mart. You just need funky shapes.
- Packet of KD cheese
*Note: You can also purchase powdered cheese at the bulk barn, it tastes very similar; however, achieving the proper amount of cheese is more of a challenge.
1) Boil your water then add the character-shaped pasta. Cook until aldente and drain.
2) Prepare Kraft Dinner as you normally would…. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I read the instructions; I’ve been making this on my own since I was 10, possibly younger! So lop in your butter, milk and cheese, stirring after each addition! Then serve up some tasty nostalgia!!
All together now 'MMmmmmmmMMMmmmMMMmmmmMM!!!'