Here’s another bachelor recipe for those of you who need it.


Macaroni & Cheese Variations
I find that if I add a little broccoli I feel a lot less lame for eating macaroni that came from a box.

You will need:

  • 1 box of macaroni and cheese mix (I prefer Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese Spirals. I can’t explain it, but the spirals just taste better.)
  • a generous handfull of raw broccoli
  • a small pot
  • a small knife
  • a spoon (can be small too if consistency makes you happy)

Cook the mac & cheese according to the instructions on the box. [See Tip 1] While the noodles are cooking, chop the broccoli. [See Tip 2] When the noodles are finished cooking, throw the broccoli into the water with the noodles and count to 5. Don’t overcook the broccoli because that’s nasty. Drain the noodles and broccoli. Mix in sauce etc. Enjoy.

Another, much saltier, and less healthy version is to substitute the broccoli with cut-up hot dogs (or Tofu Pups for that matter). Just remember to poke holes in the skin if you microwave them.

1) Be careful not to overcook the noodles because that’s nasty. In fact I often undercook them by a minute or two since I like noodles a little Al Dente (Italian for “not gross and squishy”).
2) When cutting broccoli I find it easiest to cut off a small branch, turn it upside-down and cut down most of the way into the stalk. Then pull the stalk apart the rest of the way. This helps to prevent the annoying little buds from going everywhere except your food.