Lately my cooking has been, well, sparse. Instant oatmeal, cold cereal, and fried egg sandwiches usually round out the menu during the first half of my day (and if I get in two meals by 2 p.m. I'm in great shape!). Since I now have a little one in tow, I sometimes try and combine my shopping trips as much as I can, which in recent history has included trying to get all my grocery shopping done at my local (NON-Super) Target. At my standard Target, there is a limited selection of cold foods and a few aisles of dry goods. I usually pick up a gallon of milk, sometimes some half-and-half, sodas ... just regular pantry staples to save myself a trip to Trader Joe's or the uber-expensive Ralph's in our neighborhood (we live near a major airport so our prices are very inflated).
In the last few weeks I've made a marvellous discovery!! Archer Farms Macaroni and Cheese. I picked up a box in the Four Cheese Florentine flavor because the only necessary ingredient was water. I can handle that! You add all the ingredients at once, simmer for 12 minutes, then eat. I made the box while totally and completely distracted by baby, ate half, and fed my husband the other half. SO GOOD!
The next time I went back I picked up the Creamy Tomato flavor, which we loved topped with shaved Parmesan cheese, and also the Porcini Mushroom flavor that we have yet to try. This is a nice alternative to traditional "blue box" mac and cheese (which I'm not a fan of AT ALL but weirdly craved while pregnant). I like Annie's Homegrown organic mac and cheese a lot so if you like that, you might like to try Archer Farms! Fun!