Day #10 in our 15 Days of Elgin Christmas and I am duplicating a local artisan food product in the list- because I like it that much. Crossroad Cheese is my inspiration for this dish: Mac 'n cheese pie with bacon & broccoli.
Did you know: Canadians top the US in Kraft Dinner consumption? Consumers in this country have been eating the mass manufactured KD ,with its glowing orange colour and squishing, tubular noodles for over 60 years and there is no sign of slowing down. It's convenient to not only buy (it's everywhere), but also to prepare, kids like it, and it's cheap.
It might take a little more time to make homemade macaroni & cheese, but the taste is exponentially better than what you could ever find in a box. If you have butter, milk, flour, cheese, pasta noodles, and salt & pepper, you can do it. Improvise and add additional items such as broccoli or cauliflower to increase the vitamin content. Use locally sourced cheese, and you increase the economic impact in your community- and it tastes good.
Want more info about the history of Kraft Dinner? Here is a great article from The Walrus.ca.
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