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View Poll Results: You run out of milk when making Mac&Cheese, what would you use as a substitute?
Water 7 18.92%
More Margarine 11 29.73%
Water + Whip Cream = Milk , right? 7 18.92%
There's supposed to be milk in there? 9 24.32%
Hey, I'm lactose-intolerant you insensitive clod!!! 3 8.11%
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Old 12-21-2003, 07:05 PM   #1
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I was forced to fend for myself for dinner this evening and I got about halfway through making Kraft Macaroni & Cheese only to discover that the box clearly states that 1/4 cup of milk is necessary for the recipe. Much to my chagrin, we're out of milk...doh! Now that you can clearly see the dire, potentially life-changing situation I am in, I was hoping that the LQ communtiy could help me decide what to add in place of milk. Just to be clear, this is Kraft "Macaroni & Cheese Dinner", not that fancy Shells and Cheese stuff that rich kids eat, just good old Mac & Cheese.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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Add about 1/4 cup of water and about a tablespoon of butter/margerine and you'll be fine. I never make my powdered Mac&Cheese with milk...
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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In the absence of milk, I would substitute water, and an extra tablespoon of margarine.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:28 PM   #4
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Milk would be best, but like trickykid said, water will do. Don't think it will be as creamy, but workable. When I used to canoe up in Minnesota and Canada, we could not take any perishable items with us, so we had to use powdered milk and eggs to add to our food. Not very tasty, but when you are hungry and 4 days away from the nearest food joint, then you tend to eat just about anything.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:45 PM   #5
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I can't vote - like everybody else says - it's more margarine *and* water.

Kraft? Whoo - fine dining. I usually go for the generic store brand crap.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:59 PM   #6
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Kraft? Whoo - fine dining. I usually go for the generic store brand crap.
Yeah, I'm livin' it up...nothing but the finest macaroni and cheeses.

If I would have included Water+Coffemate/Creamora as an option, would that have changed your minds or is Water+Margarine the consensus?
 
Old 12-21-2003, 08:03 PM   #7
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Huh. I've never actually tried that. Feels like cheating, though. Sometimes you just have to admit you're out of milk. I'm sticking with the margarine and water.

Sticking with margarine? Hm.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 08:12 PM   #8
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I would substitute butter for margarine, because it tends to come out creamier

Regards.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 08:22 PM   #9
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Mac & Cheese
After boiling 2 to 3 handfulls of your prefered Macaroni, make your Mornay Sauce.
Melt 1-11/2 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour, cook for 2 minutes. Add about 3/4 cups of milk, salt, pepper (cayenne pepper?), and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes. Add 1/4-1/3 lb of grated cheddar cheese. Cook until melted and blended.
Add the sauce to the noodles.

If there is no milk....
Boiled Macaroni, butter, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and better luck next time.

The above with cheese thrown over it works also.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 09:01 PM   #10
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Water + Whip Cream = Milk , right?
add water till milk like
 
Old 12-21-2003, 11:14 PM   #11
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I used olive oil one time in place of margarine, and once i didnt have the cheese packet so i tried to melt cheese slices but it dosnt melt cuz it was the fake cheese and i ended up throwing out the whole mess and starving for the night.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 11:37 PM   #12
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u think you had it bad?

One night last year, I was so tired I hardly noticed what I was doing, and I ended up dumping mayonnaise instead of vanilla pudding on my plate... You imagine the rest...

come to think of it, it wasn't half-bad, actually

Cheers,
Jerry
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:04 AM   #13
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I don't like macaroni & cheese very much - it just doesn't appeal to me.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:16 AM   #14
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I'd rather starve to death than eat mac and cheese again.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:36 PM   #15
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it's gotta be whipped cream and water, I don't know why, it just sounds good
 
  


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