I also like to confess, from time to time.
Today's confession: I freakin' LOVE Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
And if it's spiral mac and cheese - even better. I LOVE IT. (image) With that said, I don't make enough money to support my mac and cheese habit, and I understand that processed, powdered cheese stuffs probably aren't the best for my diet. A reinvention is obviously in order.
So the answer is obviously additional fake cheese stuffs. I know, I know. Not good. But this recipe only uses two ounces of Velveeta. Two lousy ounces. How can you go wrong?!
1 1/2 cups fully cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup dry)
2 chicken breasts, shredded or sliced
1/2 head broccoli, cut into small florets and steamed
2 ounces Velveeta
Tabasco, salt, and pepper (to taste)
Steam your broccoli until it's fork tender (I did this while I cooked my quinoa) and set aside.
I seasoned my chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grilled them on the stove top, then allowed them to cool, briefly, before shredding/slicing them. Again, I did this while my quinoa was a-cookin'.
Since I cook my quinoa in the microwave, the next step was the easiest: as soon as the quinoa was done, I threw the chicken, the broccoli, the Velveeta, and a bunch of Tabasco into the bowl that I used for my quinoa, stirred it all up until it was well-mixed and the cheese was nice and melty. I seasoned it with salt and pepper, and then I sat my happy ass down and ate it. It doesn't get much better than that. Well, it does, but I'll need to buy stock in Kraft to see a return on my Mac & Cheese obsession. Getting paid (in a roundabout way) to eat spiral mac and cheese WOULD be better.
About that I cannot lie.
Nor about this:
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