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Upgrade your Mac & Cheese
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019
Okay, so if you’re looking at this you already know it’s a better deal by half than buying boxes at the grocery store, and you’ve probably had Annie’s before, so I’m going to take this space instead to tell you the insanely easy way to upgrade your experience with next to no work.
Cook the noodles as directed, strain and set aside. In the now empty pot on medium heat, melt a patty of butter (I don’t measure, but it’s a bit under a tablespoon).
Sprinkle just enough flour to coat the surface of the melted butter. I have one of those blue cylinders of Wonder quick-mix flour for ease of access, but a dash of regular white flour will do.
Mix with a rubber spatula and dash on a little milk. When it thickens, add a tiny bit more milk. When it thickens again add a third splash of milk, remove heat, and mix in the cheese packet and some ground black pepper or other seasoning (oregano is also good, or Franks if you want buffalo Mac).
Sometimes I will also mix fresh spinach or cooked sweet peas in for a bit of green, but the general idea is this adds almost no time and no extra dishes and gets you a thicker, more awesome version of Annie’s.