I’m trying to cook and bake from scratch more, especially during this Great Time Of Weirdness, but I’m not a glutton for punishment. Some things that come from a box are just fine the way they are. Brownies are easy and delicious. And while I love the idea of making my own pasta, that’s not going to happen — at least, on a regular basis — so you’ll still find me stocking up on all the different zitis and pennes and bowties that I can get. Thinking about that further, here’s a list of other stuff that comes from a box and whether they’ll continue to show up in my pantry or not (to be updated on an on-going basis, theoretically…):
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits – 👎 (I can’t imagine there isn’t a better way to do this anyway, but when I did it recently from the box, the biscuits were bland and dry, not like the fresh ones they serve at the table. But, if you can figure them out, you don’t have to go to Red Lobster anymore!)
Kodiak Chocolate Chip Muffins – 👎
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – 👍, A+, five stars, whatever. As far as I’m concerned, this is exactly what a brownie should be: fudgy inside, crackly top almost like an even-more-delicate creme brûlée, and chewy corners. I need a scoop of vanilla ice cream just thinking about it.