Stop Adding Milk to Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

We all have those days when we just don’t feel like cooking. What a lot of folks do — especially those with a gaggle of kids to feed — is reach for the box of macaroni and cheese in the pantry. If that happens to be Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, you’ve likely read the directions that instruct you to use butter and milk to make the dinner. However, an Oregon man on an elk hunting trip discovered a better way to do it when he found that his buddies brought butter, but no milk on the trip. What to do? His plan was to keep adding butter to the hot macaroni, letting it melt and emulsify with the residual pasta water until it provided enough liquid for the orange powder to dissolve and turn into a sauce. Not only did it work, but the man and his friends say it’s the best boxed mac and cheese they've ever had. The sauce was thicker, creamier, and shinier. It behaved like actual cheese, with tiny cheese pulls between the elbow noodles. Now, they say they’ll never add milk to their Kraft Macaroni & Cheese again.