If you don't have the time, willpower needed or money to make "Real" Mac and Cheese (or if you, like me, will perhaps never undo the childhood association between mac and cheese from a box and happiness and simply WANT to eat boxed mac and cheese), consider making some:
Dressed Up Mac and Cheese from a box
Megan's Creamy Sriracha Option:
Once the noodles are cooked and in the strainer, return pan to heat and melt 2 very generous Tbsp of butter (or margarine).
Add 1 very heaping Tbsp of sour cream or yogurt, and a generous splash of half and half (more as needed)
Add 1 tsp Sriracha (more to taste)
Mix well, then add cheese powder, some Parmesean and 1 handful shredded cheddar cheese
Stir in noodles, and adjust to taste.
Anthony's Good Mustard Option:
Once the noodles are cooked and in the strainer, return pan to heat and melt 3-4 very generous Tbsp of butter (or margarine).
Add 1/2 tsp of your favorite spicy brown mustard and the cheese powder (please do not use yellow mustard)
Mix well, and add more spicy brown mustard in tiny increments to taste
Shake in some Parmesan cheese, and add a handful of shredded cheddar cheese
Add noodles and adjust Parmesan, mustard to taste.
The Simple Cheese Option
Just add a handful of shredded cheese and some Parmesan.
Have you dressed up your boxed mac and cheese before? What do you add?