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When Lazy Dad and I got married, we discovered something.
We make Macaroni and Cheese TOTALLY different.
I did the whole pull out a saucepan, boil the water, dump in the macaroni and so on and so forth thing.
HE, however, did not.
He did the whole pull out a bowl, dump in some water, throw in the macaroni and pop it in the microwave thing.
I said things to him like, “Is that even legal?!” – “Does alien run in your family?!” – “Are you feverish?!” – “Does this kitchen make my butt look big?!” And the like.
But you know what? He totally won me over with his super easy way to make Mac and Cheese.
Yes, I came over to the dark side (aka: the lazy side) and together we have been mystifying people everywhere with our mad, mad Macaroni and Cheese skills.
So today, prepare to be amazed.
Prepare to be shocked.
Prepare to run-from-your-house-screaming-with-horror-that-you-didn’t-know-this-lazy-way-sooner.
Cause today, I’m going to let you in on how to make it our lazy, lazy way.
I know, I know.
Here’s what you need…
A really chipped up, broken handled bowl that you can put in the microwave. If you don’t have a chipped up, broken handled bowl then I GUESS you can use a non-chipped up, non-broken handled bowl, but I can’t guarantee the results will be the same.
You need a package of Macaroni and Cheese. We only use Kraft. Because the little Kraft cheese packet that comes in the box is made in Lazy Dad’s hometown in Wisconsin. That’s right people, Wisconsin makes real cheese AND fake cheese. It’s a very well-rounded dairy state.
And lastly, you need 1 and 3/4 cup of water per box of Macaroni and Cheese. So if you do two boxes of Macaroni and Cheese you’ll need… uh… um… er… well, TWO 1 and 3/4 cups of water, mkay?
So, throw the water in the bowl, throw the macaroni in the bowl and throw the bowl into the microwave. Or if you aren’t feeling angry, but a bit dumpy, you can replace “throw” with “dump.” Except for that last step. Don’t dump your bowl in the microwave. Cause I’m not cleaning it up. And I have a microwave that proves I don’t clean it up.
Now, set your microwave for 10 minutes and walk away (or 15 minutes for two boxes). Which, by the way, is the beauty of making Macaroni and Cheese in the microwave… you don’t have to stand over a stove for a pot to boil and then stand over a stove to make sure the pot doesn’t boil over and then stand over a stove and stir the whole time.
10 minutes later, when the microwave dings or blings or whatever your microwave does for you, your macaroni should be nice and cooked and the water all absorbed. Now, there may be some water that is not all the way absorbed into the macaroni, but don’t worry, just stir it a bit and it will.
At this point you dump in the butter and the cheese packet. And since the macaroni is cooked in this way, the only adjustment you need to do is use less milk. I pour in a drizzle and stir… and if it’s not enough, pour in a drizzle more and stir. Just drizzle in as much milk to make it the way you like it. Capeesh?
And viola’! You now have made Macaroni and Cheese in the microwave like totally awesome people do.
Welcome to being totally awesome.
It’s about time.
P.S. In lieu of flowers and cheers and accolades over me sharing this with you, cash gifts will be accepted. You know, on account of me being awesome and such.