The best laid plans

Submitted by Hillary on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 9:16pm.

You know what is not good? Annie’s whole wheat deluxe creamy macaroni and cheese. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is awful. I have always been an eager supporter of Annie’s products. I like their philosophies. I like that they are headquartered in Wakefield, MA, which is my mom’s hometown. I like their salad dressings. I even usually like their macaroni and cheese. However, I most certainly do not like their whole wheat deluxe creamy macaroni and cheese. It is particularly not good when you are sitting down to dinner at 9:40 at night. At 9:20, I said to John, “I’d really like to have soup, but if I make that, I won’t get to eat until 10, and I’m really hungry. I think I’ll try this new whole wheat macaroni and cheese I bought.” And then I tried it, and it was inedible, which left me back where I started, except by then I was even hungrier, and also slightly bitter.

At that point, my quickly available for eating choices boiled down to ramen, a bowl of cereal or a cheese sandwich. I went with the ramen because it was the most soup-like and that was I what I wanted in the first place. I’m not sure that the cereal wouldn’t have been a better option from a healthy eating standpoint, but I made my choice and I can live with it. Why is it that whole wheat noodles are so hard to make taste good?