It doesn’t happen often and I can count on one hand the number of meals I have prepared that haven’t been enjoyable. Today’s was one of them.
Photo Dec 2021.
We haven’t had a macaroni cheese for a while, so that’s what we had today using up the red Leicester cheese that was due to expire on Thursday.
I did everything as I usually do, and Hubby grated the cheese for me as I cannot grip very well at the moment, let alone grate. The sauce was a nice orangey colour and after pouring it over the pasta, I sprinkled the rest of the cheese on top and cooked it in the oven for 25 minutes.
It looked OK, but that was as good as it got.
It was tasteless and rubbery, and over half of it went in the bin. Hubby didn’t finish his,
I didn’t enjoy mine, and the third portion was thrown away, together with what was left of the cheese and to hell with the cost and waste. It was only a taste factor 1, but IMO it didn’t even hit that. Certainly not worth the £2.30 for 400g.
I am sure Maya wouldn’t mind as if it was tasteless to us, it was hardly a treat for her.
Chicken sausages for you at class next week girlie.
Note to self:
Stick to cheddar and NEVER buy red Leicester again.
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I feel your pain . . . just saying, Claudia
Thanks Claudia. It happens (sigh)
It happens. Sometimes the cheese just doesn’t work!
Definitely not this variety!
I hate it when a meal goes wrong! Such a shame!!
A waste too, but a lesson learned. Never mind. These things happen.
Yes sadly they do !
At least you tried it, and now you know to use cheddar
I shall stick with it in future, apart from at Christmas when I treat myself to a fruited Wensleydale (but then I don’t cook with it!)
I am a cheddar fan too. Tillamook exclusively.
We buy a mature cheddar, supermarket’s own brand, at £3.59 for 800g. Very tasty!
Yikes! I’m so sorry the cheese was such a disappointment! I got some smoked mozzarella and it was delicious! Now if I can ever find it again!
Never again and I’ll stick to mature cheddar for two reasons…………. I need less and it has flavour!
I wonder why it didn’t work?
The cheese only had a taste factor of 1, whereas the cheddar I buy is 5. Some cheeses don’t grate well either and this was one of them. No problem. Lesson learned.
That sucks. I hate it when a tried and tested recipe fails. It’s like spitefulness 😠
Corned beef hash today and that worked like a dream!
Hate the waste as well, but sometimes as we Weight Watchers say, “It wasn’t worth the points!”
Nor the SW syns
One of the few foods I can eat and not have repercussions with is mac & cheese. I love it. But I have to wonder if they’ve added or omitted something to the box mix I use. I know now to watch the macaroni very carefully and not let it overcook because it becomes a glue-y mess and is tasteless and looks worse. But I thought I could save that batch, and tried adding cheeses that I used to be able to tolerate. I even melted a slice of Havarti over it to add more flavor. It didn’t work and like you, most of it was relegated to the round file. Even Ziggy turned up his nose. He liked the cheese just fine, but the macaroni? He wasn’t touching that! Lesson learned, like you with your ‘good’ versus ‘spendy and tasteless’ cheese. I won’t be overcooking the macaroni again. Tut tut. 😉 Hee hee
I soak my macaroni or pasta in boiling water while I prepare my sauce mix (cheese or tomatoes), then drain it off, put it in the dish, cover with the sauce and cook for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 degrees C. Any help?