Mac and cheese is just one of those comfort foods that everyone enjoys. In my opinion, it’s one of the best side dishes for steak, beef roast and roast chicken. Interestingly enough, my first encounter with mac and cheese was the boxed variety with the powder orange cheese. I was in my pre teens and I remember being highly influenced by commercials at that time. I guess for my age, it tasted fine but I always wanted it to be creamier and cheesier. Nowadays, I see all varieties of boxed mac and cheese and some of the flavors are downright scary! Cotton candy mac and cheese? Buffalo chicken? Cheetos mac and cheese? I can’t even imagine what they taste like. Or that they’re even any good!
As an adult now, only homemade mac and cheese from scratch will do. If it’s the baked variety then I always have to ensure it’s extra saucy so it doesn’t dry up in the oven. My son loves mac and cheese too, just as all kids do but I have yet to convince my daughter to like it. Fingers crossed that she will change her mind in the near future!