Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kraft Dinner. 10 Different ways

As students we love our Kraft Dinner. Especially Canadian students. 
According to an interesting statistic I found on 2008 over 7 million boxes of Kraft Dinner were sold globally per week, Canadians were buying 1.7 million of them.With a price around $1 a box how could you not buy it.

So we all normally eat it just like the box tells us to, easy enough.
But why not try something different.

Here are 10 different ways to change up your KD
(don't worry I made sure to pick the easy ones)
Click on the different titles to view the detailed recipes and instructions.

1. The Healthy Version
  • This is the simply on the box recipe, but a bit healthier then usual prep
  • Switch up your butter and 2% or higher milk, and use low fat margarine and Skim or 1% milk.
  • All you need is the following
    • 1 package of KD
    • 1lb of lean ground beef
    • 1 cup of pasta sauce (some Ragu works)
    • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

3,4,5,6. Mix and Match 
  • Check out the Kraft site, this has multiple different ingredients that you can add to Kraft Dinner.
7. Hot Dogs
  • My personal favourite, take about 2-3 hot dogs, cut them up into thin slices and put them into the boiling pot of pasta for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
  • Then prepare the KD like you usually do
8. Italian Style
  • What you need
    • 1 package of KD
    • 1 cup of chopped pepperoni
    • 1 cup of each chopped green peppers and mushrooms
    • 1/2 cup of pizza or spaghetti sauce
    • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (you could probably substitute mozzarella here)

9. Tomato Soup
  • All you need is
    • 1 package of KD
    • 1 can of tomato soup (usually under a dollar for 1 can)
  • This is instead of completely drowning your KD in your ketchup for some chicken fingers and fries
10. Peas and Tomatoes
  • I usually use about 3-4 spoonfuls of canned tomatoes (usually around a dollar for a can of tomato chunks-make sure they are chunks) add a pinch of salt for taste
  • You can also add some frozen peas if you want 
    • These can be cooked in the microwave and then mixed into the KD after it's been completely cooked with cheese, milk and butter/margarine added
Other KD tips

How to fix KD leftovers so they taste just as good as they did the day before.
Option 1 - Half and Half
Cook the entire portion of pasta, once cooked separate half of the pasta into a Tupperware container.
Prepare the portion you're eating like usual (saving half of the cheese for later).
When you want to eat the second half of your KD, add margarine then put into microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute
Stir, then add cheese sauce and milk as you would normally and then to stir you can even just put the lid on the tupperware and shake.
Make sure to half your margarine and milk when making each half of the KD

Option 2.
Cook all the KD as you normally would. Any leftovers you may have put in the fridge in a Tupperware container.
When you want to eat your leftovers, add a bit of milk and then microwave. Stir and eat.

For Nights You Go Out....
Also as more of a portion control thing, and to prevent you from injuring yourself after a night of drinking. Buy KD easy mac cups instead, all you need to do is add water, microwave, add cheese sauce and stir. Maybe read the instructions..when your sober.



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