To think that Branston Macaroni Cheese is disgusting?
DontCallMeShitley · 22/11/2019 19:20
I remember the Heinz version, last bought it around 1990 and it was OK. Couldn't find Heinz and had a fond memory of how it used to be, ended up with a tin of slimy worms in soap that smelled like sick.
Nothing I could do made it edible, added black pepper, mustard, hot chilli sauce, then added it to the bin.
How on earth do they sell that stuff? It is really and truly revolting.
Would have cooked my own pasta but have no hob at the moment. Cornflakes for dinner tonight.
NachoFries · 22/11/2019 22:48
Probably missing the point of the thread but if you have other kitchen utensils/appliances you could make:
- couscous and veg - using hot water from the kettle and then cover with a plate after which you can fluff up with a fork
- couscous salad
- baked potato/sweet potato with toppings of your choice
- lettuce cups - fill with whatever floats your boat
- pita pockets - add fillings of your choice
- toasted bread/bagels for sandwiches which can be had with some soup or on its own
- toasted sweet potato (check out SortedFood on YouTube
If you have a plug in slow cooker, you could make chilli con carne, stews, casseroles, rice or pasta dishes and loads more.
DontCallMeShitley · 23/11/2019 00:27
NachoFries thank you for the suggestions. I have been using the slow cooker and microwave for the last few weeks, and I do have half an oven, the small top one, and a mini oven so have been able to cook normally, just not rice or pasta.
The only thing I missed is pasta, just wanted something quick that didn't involve microwave, stop, stir, microwave, prod, stir, add something etc. and checking for times.
It used to a comfort food, a tin of macaroni cheese that tasted like macaroni cheese, and a tin of tomatoes, not with the juice though.
DontCallMeShitley · 23/11/2019 09:06
tillytrotter1 I can't call it mac'n'cheese, just can't. It never was and never will be.
longwayoff Thank you, I often look at the Waitrose ones, but Waitrose for some reason tend to add odd things to their food and I thought I saw breadcrumbs on them, which is even more wrong than tinned. I did buy the tin as a kind of emergency ration, for when I didn't want to cook, my fault for being lazy.
funmummy48 I think you are right, but it never used to be that way. There was a pre-made 'fresh' one that was OK and no breadcrumbs or added bits of ham or any other stuff that shouldn't be in it, but I can't remember where it was from and it probably isn't the same recipe now anyway, especially considering most of these things seem to be made by the same factory.
I make a good cheese sauce, in a pan, on the hob, looks as if I will have to make it and freeze it, when I am not doing a million other things.
WaningGibbous · 23/11/2019 09:32
Microwave rice cooker - Sistema Microwave Rice Cooker, 2.6 L - Red/Clear www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BTIVNT4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JXp2Db1Z0RD6V?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21
Also does pasta but don't cook it for as long.
Or Mac cheese in a mug- tasty.co/recipe/microwave-5-minute-mac-n-cheese
Step away from the tin!!
NerrSnerr · 23/11/2019 10:55
When I was a teenager I went to a friend's house and their mum made macaroni cheese for tea as they remembered I'd said it was my favourite food. I genuinely didn't know that real, home made macaroni cheese existed as we'd only had it in a tin (and as a teen I was often left to make my own tea, so my tea consisted of a tin of macaroni cheese).
Proper macaroni cheese was one of the first real meals I learned to make my children.
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