- 1 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese box
- 1 Strawberry Kool-Aid packet
- 4 tablespoons Imperial butter
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
Adding the strawberry kool-aid at the same time as the dry cheese mix felt like a horrible, horrible idea. So, in order to give this a chance at being edible, I decided to pour the kool-aid in just as the water started to boil.
With every second, I feared that a police officer would bust down my door and assume I had a nice pot of boiling blood going.
With temporary insanity as my copilot, we started takeoff procedures.
Yep, the kool-aid seemed to stain the macaroni just fine.
This was when I started to get that ‘what the hell am I doing’ feeling in my kidneys. The fully stained and cooked macaroni certainly looked… interesting.
With a strange, robotic resolve, my arms poured the strawberry macaroni in with the milk and butter.
I had a brief hope that the red macaroni would be completely covered by neon-orange cheese.
A brief hope.
Weird, very weird.
The cheesy goodness is there, but it cannot fully mask the strange bitterness underneath.
If you ever had one of those “oh fuck, where’s the milk?” moments after you’ve boiled your macaroni, and you end up skipping the milk entirely, it tastes similar to that. It’s not nearly that bad, though.
Oddly, I didn’t taste a hint of strawberry until a few minutes after my last bite. This strawberry hint taunted my tongue for the rest of the day.
I actually thought I had ate it in entirety, but long after the sun fell from the sky I noticed half of the batch remained. This remaining portion sits in my refrigerator. Waiting.