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Doctor'ed Macaroni and Cheese?

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Like most people right now, I'm on a tight budget and I've got the run-of-the-mill "cheap" stuff in my cubbard. Stove top mac n'cheese, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, sliced bread, etc. How do you doctor your favorites for variety? Thanks in advance!

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  1. I'm fond of the blue box dinner myself, even tho i rarely make it. but when i do, i always add green or red diced peppers, sautéed mushrooms and ground beef or sautéed chicken breast.

    And sriracha, of course.

    Canned tuna works well in tomato-based pasta sauces. Add some capers (if that's not too expensive, otherwise some olives), garlic and onions. tastes even better when room temperature, and the flavors had a chance to mingle.

    Peanut butter makes another great pasta sauce together with green tea (1 cup), some soy sauce, ginger, scallions, garlic, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Pasta dishes are generally a pretty cheap way to go, tasty & filling.

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    1. re: linguafood

      i add cream and some texas pete to the blue box

    2. Chorizo & tapatio.. My mom used to put leftover ham (cubed) in it when I was little.. I used to like ketchup and peas in it also.