Eating has reached really needy levels, Chez Crumb. The rain won't stop, and even if it does stop for a few hours, it's still cold and gray. Windy, too. Not what you'd call cheery winter weather. I don't think winter weather is ever cheery in Northern California, because it's always raining. And it's supposed to be spring!
Yesterday's emergency menu consisted of macaroni and cheese, as old-fashioned as we could make it. And in a benevolent gesture toward the neediest Crumb, me, Cranky allowed the macaroni and cheese to resemble Kraft Dinner. (A little; the soft lumps of cheese in our meal were a bit more appealing than that orange cheese powder from the box, that actually dyes the pasta. Yeah, I eat that stuff sometimes.)
I had been toying with the idea of topping the mac'n'chee with crushed Cheetos. All that color, crunch and weird flavor! But in the end, mood maintenance took priority over wacky, retro tinkering. I mean, would you have eaten that? It would have been difficult.
My homemade macaroni and cheese tip for the day: Stir a little cream cheese into the bechamel along with the orange cheddar. It's... creamy!