I’m not the greatest cook. I’m just not. I love to host parties and have people over. But I usually do covered dish dinner type events, or I pull from my vault of 2-3 meals that I actually do cook well when I have guests over.
But I don’t do that for my kids. They don’t seem to like food anyway unless it’s breaded chicken, squished apples, yellow pasta, or candy.
Hence my war with Mac & Cheese. Or to be more precise…my war with the BOX of KRAFT Mac & Cheese. I don’t seem to have this problem with the store brand of Mac & Cheese. Only with KRAFT Mac & Cheese. I decided to make Mac & Cheese for dinner. I knew the kids would eat it and it’s an easy meal on a Wednesday night.
I think the company is out to get me. I mean, they even put nice perforated lines on the box to tell me where to put my thumb so I can pull up the cardboard and open the box. That is so nice of them! And then they laugh behind their smiles knowing that I CANNOT punch my thumb through the cardboard! I mean, people, I have broken a nail trying to open a box.
So I resorted to the “pull the top part off and separate the two sections of cardboard” technique. Only this time the cardboard decided to split.
So then I stuck my thumb very carefully into this little tiny hole that is on the side of the box. I proceeded to pull slowly across the top, thus separating the flaps from each other.
Finally! Success! This is good. There are times when I have to pick up a knife to cut open the box.
It should not be this hard and messy to open up a Mac & Cheese box. If the perforated line machine would just push a little bit harder into the cardboard all would be well. Until then, I guess I must resort to playing Thumb War more often so I can build up some much needed strength.