Tuesday, December 31, 2013
BLUE BOX CHIPOTLE MACARONI & CHEESE
As a young adult, the 'Blue Box' was a welcome friend. It was cheap, easy to prepare and very satisfying. My tastes have evolved over the years but I still have a soft spot for this old friend. As some of you may know I did not get the name of Chilebrown for the love of Unicorns. Chile's are an important ingredient in my life. When I saw Chipotle flavored 'Blue Box' macaroni and cheese I had to give it a try. We will pair this familiar staple with some ham steaks from our good friend Angelo the butcher.
We took a quick look at the ingredients listed on the box. Let's just say, you do not want to know. We followed the easy instruction. It was time to eat. This dish looked so very familiar We took our first bite and that nostalgic fuzzy feeling materialized. Our first impression was of an old friend but finished with a bonus of slight chipotle flavor. Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapenos.whose flavor profile is very complex with a healthy dose of burn. The heat level of this dish was non-existent.. Did we like 'Chipotle Blue Box Mac & Cheese'? The answer to that question; We did not dislike it. In the future 'Blue Box Chipotle Mac & Cheese' will be a fond memory from our culinary past. (The ham steak from Angelo was 'Off the Hook' delicious.)