Kraft Dinner is a passion for me since a long time!
How could any one have Kraft Dinner as a passion?
Kraft dinner and I have a long story. I guess it all started when I was a teenager, this was one of the first meal I learned to “cook” and me and my friend were simply loving it!
When I was 14 to 16, I was living at 15 minutes of my school.
And once a week me and my 2 best friends were going at less once a week to my house to make our self Kraft Dinner.
We had 1 hour of lunch, 15 minutes to go to my house, 15 minutes to come back. We had 30 minutes to make the Kraft Dinner and eat it!
Of course, sometimes we were late… so it already happen I was running back to school with a bowls full of Kraft dinner and 3 forks in it. Me and my friend were eating it while literally running to our class!
We were sometimes late at school because of it… and we even miss a class to take our time and eat it relax at home!
We even made a “Kraft Dinner Party” were each person had to bring AT LESS 2 packs of that meal and we were going to cook the biggest batch of Kraft dinner of all time! We cooked a total of 12 box of Kraft diner at the same times and had a lot of fun doing it.
We had to drain the water out over the bath, as nothing else was able to receive the huge amount of food we made.
A lot of sentence and jokes went during the preparation of this meal, such as:
” Take care of it, use both hand to shake it ” or “I bet, you 1 box that I can eat 2 boxes!”
And of the 3 best friends we were, I certainly was the more extreme with Kraft Dinner. I even try to cook one with soy milk. (It was surprisingly good. I eat it all.)
Needless to tell you I made a lot of experimentation with it… and I think it is now time to share my knowledge.
Do not follow the instruction on the box! “My Standard Kraft Dinner”
If you prepare a regular Kraft Dinner, by regular I mean no added ingredients, be sure to at less not respect the amount of butter and milk they suggest you to add.
(Except if you watch what you are eating… but if you try to make healthy Kraft dinner…. simply eat something else
Add around double butter as they said and much less milk.
In fact, you do not want to have a “soup looking” Kraft dinner, you want the yellow chemical to completely dissolve in the cauldron without having over needed amount of juice to it.
My suggestion is add double butter and low milk… shake it well (with both hand) and add milk until you are not seeing any more powder.
Only following this instruction should bring you a different, better Kraft Dinner.
My “Real Classical Kraft Dinner” Seasoning:
I am now 27 years old and when I make a Kraft Dinner, I make it the best way I ever found. And I am now going to share my personal secret 2 ingredients that make the whole difference.
1) Add some Real Cheese to it. We must face it, Kraft dinner is very great but adding some real cheese in it that melt in the sauce is one of the best improvement you can think of. I suggest a little piece of the cheapest mozzarella you can found. To make it melt faster, be sure to grate it.
2) Add some “herbe de provence” (Provencal herb) will simply make the Kraft Dinner taste totally different and will give this meal a completely interesting taste. I never saw anyone thinking that it was adding a bad taste. 100% of the people that gave it a try are loving it. Be sure to not add too much, and to add enough of it. You will find the good proportion to add by yourself by doing some test.
So, this is what I call the “Real Classical Kraft Dinner”. Now let me suggest some other improvement you can do, depending of your taste.
Other improvement you can bring to Kraft Dinner:
I am used to add nearly anything to Kraft Dinner.
When I was really young my mom added baked Hot-Dog sausages and it is still one of my favorite improvement.
She really like it with a can of salmon, but I prefer a lot more other fattest meat.
My favorite ingredients to add are:
- Hot-Dog sausages
- Italian sausages
I also tried Chicken, Ducks and ham. But those are less interesting to add. (Well cooked ham cubes are still a good improvement)
Important note if you are adding many ingredients to your Kraft Dinner:
Even if you are only adding real cheese, Kraft dinner tend to get cold very fast, so once you have your “Standard Kraft Dinner”, before adding cheese or Provencal herb place your cauldron over your oven at minimal temperature, so it is not going to become too cool before it is time to eat it.
Do not forget it on the oven without shaking it, you do not want to burn the bottom of it. Just add whatever you want into the Kraft dinner and shake it constantly till the cheese is completely melted .
Kraft Dinner Croquettes Recipe:
This meal is now one of my favorite. It is for my point of view a great recipe you can do with your Kraft Dinner!
Adding real melted cheese to your Kraft Dinner will help a lot in this recipe.
1) Create a box of your best Kraft Dinner. Take the Kraft dinner and distribute it in a muffin pan, press a little to concentrate the mix and place in the refrigerator for at less 30 minutes.
2) While waiting, think about starting your oil, so it will boil and you will be able to make those great croquettes!
3) Take the cold mix, one “muffin” after the other: Do as follow for each croquettes:
1- Surround with flour.
2- Mix milk and eggs in a bowl (around 1 big egg per 250 ml) and brush the croquettes with that mix and your best pastry brush.
3- Surround it with Italian breadcrumbs. (Mix it with grated Parmesan for a better taste!)
4) Using the oil, cook each of your croquettes, until they are golden brown.
Let them become colder and they are ready to eat.
Kraft Dinner, is not healthy…
I do not think I will teach anything to anyone by saying it: Kraft Dinner is not an healthy meal.
I am now trying to eat much less of it, with good success. I now use other things to make my “pimped meal” and I might write more about it later.
Let’s be honest I still eat Kraft Dinner from time to time, the last one, was a real success… I tried it with all the suggested meat in this article… at once! I hardly suggest it to anyone that try to eat a completely different Kraft Dinner.
Good appetite and enjoy your meal!
PS: Note that if you cannot found Kraft Dinner at your local store, you can always buy Kraft Dinner online at amazon.com