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FOOD

Tortilla chips and mac & cheese

This will probably be my favorite blog to write because I LOVE FOOD!

I try to pack food as much as possible so that I can save on money and force myself to learn to cook. A lot of the recipes of the food I make I’ve found on the internet or I completely make up as I go.
Tonight, I realized my gallon of milk I bought last Sunday was probably going to go bad soon and I had a ton of tortillas but no chicken to make wraps. I had a ripped tortilla shell and decided that I could probably make tortilla chips out of it. So I googled a recipe for tortilla chips and they were saying to do all this fancy stuff and I didn’t have most of the ingredients so I decided that spraying pam on both sides of the tortillas would suffice and I’d throw them in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes and see how things went. They taste delicious and are super easy to make!

You’re probably asking what I did with the milk. Well, I saw an article on buzzfeed about easy 3 ingredient meals and one of them was mac and cheese. I decided that since the recipe called for 5 cups of milk it would be the perfect way to use up some milk, the cheese that I had for my wraps that I no longer can make, and some of the pasta that I have.

This is where things got messy tonight.

I (kinda) boiled my milk but it got this weird film layer on top so I just threw my pasta in and ignored the directions to stir constantly for 10 minutes because no one has the time or the arm muscles for that. A few minutes later I went to stir it and the milk came alive and frothed up so much that a bunch spilled over the top and put out my fire haha. Not sure what happened, but my milk had a life of its own tonight. I cooked my pasta in boiled milk for the 10 minutes it said and then put my cheese in and mixed which was almost impossible because the pot was way too small for everything.

The mac and cheese tasted okay, but the cleanup was worse. The pot was the most difficult thing to wash because some of the mac and cheese cooked to the bottom and sides of the pot and I really had to put some elbow grease into cleaning it.

Does the mac and cheese taste good? Eh, only if I have milk to get rid of. Would I make it again? No, because the cleanup wasn’t worth it.

What I learned: 1) Milk has a mind of its own. 2) Divide the recipe in half for anything I cook from now on because the materials I have aren’t big enough. 3) Don’t buy a whole gallon of milk for yourself.

Today's motto: Be ware of the milk.

And that's your Dailey dosage.

Posted by ruixueinchina 18:00

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