Monday, August 31, 2009

Macaroni Happiness

I just consumed the best box dinner of my life. And it made me question my box dinner choices of the past.

It's hard to say this, but...

I'm sorry Velveeta Shells and Cheese, but I'm breaking up with you. I promise we can still hang out, but only when my new box dinner isn't over. It just isn't going to work anymore. Not when my soulmate is in the same supermarket.

This my new love:

Aaron's mom sent us these lovely boxes of deliciousness from Kansas.

For those of you that aren't familiar, Macaroni Grill is a chain restaurant in the States. It just so happens to be a big deal to us Spreers. It's my sister-in-law and her husband's ultimate favorite place. So much so that it's even the place where they got engaged. Six years and two kids later, they still make the hour long trek to dine when they can get away.

They were actually the ones that introduced me to its awesomeness. Now, I'm also a huge fan.

So you can imagine our excitement when we unpacked these from our shipping box today. We both rushed home, thawed out chicken and got to cookin'.

Tonight we made the Chicken Piccata. The directions were easy peezy.

The kit contains angel hair pasta, seasoning flour (to coat your chicken), lemon infused wine (to make you feel all fancy and gourmet) and some sauce seasoning.

All you have to add is chicken breast and a pretty obscene amount of butter. But we're not going to talk about that. Today, we're only discussing happy things.

We finished all sauteing, boiling and stirring in about 20 minutes.

And it tasted better than anything I have ever put hours of effort into. It was soooo good. We accidentally finished all six servings in one sitting.

It definitely looks like I'm carrying a food baby right now. And I don't even care.

It was sooooo worth it.

**To our moms and dads: Thank you for sending such awesome care packages. They are appreciated more than we can express. Each little box makes us feel like the ocean between us isn't so ginormous and that just for a minute, we're at home with our peeps.

I'm now off to have one of the Ghiradelli chocolates my Daddy sent me and pretend that we're watching bad Hallmark movies together.

(May as well keep this food baby growing.)


Singaporean said...

You should have taken pictures of the food! haha.

Megan said...

I really meant to, actually! But I forgot and didn't remember until we ate it all. :) I'm such a glutton.

Brad Farless said...

That stuff looks really good. I've eaten at Macaroni Grill before and it was good. I prefer Carraba's though.

As for replacing Velveeta Mac and Shells... not gonna happen for me. This might be a nice change of pace, but there's nothing like plain old Mac and Cheese to bring back memories of childhood and barbecues. ^_^

By the way, check out this care package my buddy received when we were in Kuwait. Guaranteed to make you say "What the...?"

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ksbeliever2004 said...

My dear sweet Megan! You got me so hungry for those, so I went to the store and bought 3 different boxes of them! Can't promise ya that we won't gourge ourselves either!

In reponse to Brad's comment.... LOVED the photo of all the stamps. Didja think they were trying to make a point with all the American flags? I thought it was too funny! Thanks for sharing, Brad.

Brad Farless said...

Somehow I doubt it ksbeliever2004. I think she just didn't know any better before sending it. He was fresh out of initial training and was assigned to our unit a week before we deployed, so I wager that was his mom's first time sending a care package.