Becher-full of grape juice, with a side of sweet smelling spices, served in candle light.
Then, a coffee and a donut.
After letting that settle, I have my Bubby's mac and cheese. Bringing ziti to a boil, I pour out most of the water. A few squirts of ketchup. Melt a pat or two of butter. Melt lots of American cheese into the mixture, at least 6 slices of cheese per cup of dry pasta. Mix over low flame until creamy. In no way is this chowish but oh, so good, and very simple to make on the spot, and very filling.
My wife prefers vegetable soup and making fun of my mac & cheese.