The main ingredients here are two things that should be in every kitchen at all times: A box of macaroni and cheese for those times you need a quick, go-to comfort food, and a package of frozen broccoli, something that’ll keep forever that you can toss into pretty much any dish to make it instantaneously healthy (or healthier, at least). Combine the two and, along with some slight stonerfication, you have a pretty complete, somewhat healthy meal in about 15 minutes.
What you need:
1 box macaroni and cheese (I like the M&C with the crazy-orange cheese paste pouch – there are even organic options! – as opposed to the envelope of cheese powder. For one, if you’re making this one high, fewer steps are a plus.)
1 package frozen broccoli
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated cheese (the sharper, the better)
2 tablespoons sour cream
Salt and pepper
Optional items if you got ’em:
2 to 18 strips of bacon, crumbled
2 green onions, chopped
Cook macaroni to desired tenderness. While noodles drain in a colander, keep the stove a-roarin’. Toss in butter and broccoli and saute on medium-high until it’s no longer frozen. The goal here is to prepare the broccoli so that it would taste ridiculously amazing if the macaroni and cheese didn’t exist. So when it comes to the butter, salt and pepper, extra cheese, etc., add whatever amounts you deem to be amazing. If you are frying up some bacon, be sure to add a tablespoon of bacon grease to the brew, which should be added to pretty much everything anyway. Combine the rest in the pot and stir. With any high-ass dish like this, I recommend immediately portioning out half in a reusable container if you’re the type who would crush the entire thing if left to your own high-ass devices. Fill up a bowl, grab a spoon and go to town.
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