Did you know Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has been part of American family dinners since 1937? It’s a brand I’ve grown up with since the 1980s. And today, I serve it to my own family. I know when it’s Kraft Mac & Cheese night, they can’t wait to get to the table for dinner!
Early last year Kraft Macaroni & Cheese announced that they were going to take out artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes, which I thought was awesome. I was also hoping it wouldn’t change the taste my kids love.
However, I just found out a big surprise! For the past three months Kraft Mac & Cheese has been having a blind taste test by selling their new recipe without announcing it yet. My family did not even realize it! It still tastes just like it always has — delicious!
Here’s a quick and easy way to make dinner time fun time with your kids by making Octadogs! They are a snap to make.
- Cut a hot dog in half.
- Take one of the halves and cut it into fourths lengthwise just halfway up the dog.
- Sit the dog upright and cut each of the fourths in half again, and now you have an eight-legged Octadog.
- You can pan fry them in a little bit of water until they plump just a little, or we like to grill them for 4 minutes on two sides.
For a balanced meal, I cut watermelon into star shapes with a cookie cutter to include with dinner. We end up with a little “under the sea” theme with octopi, starfish, and we pretend the Kraft Mac & Cheese is the “sand.” Having a fun dinner theme like this always encourages my kids to actually eat their dinner.
Now that the news is out, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is thanking fans for participating by surprising them with thank you gifts like free products, T-shirts and my favorite — an oversized macaroni-inspired body pillow.
Does your family love Kraft Macaroni & Cheese? Did you notice the change? Share your story on Twitter with the hashtag #didntnotice as well as on the Kraft Mac & Cheese Facebook page for a chance to win some of the thank gifts from Kraft!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.