Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I hate Mac & Cheese

I'm not a picky eater. I'm willing to eat every meat that is legal in the United States and wouldn't mind traveling to places where the laws are different. I have this strange desire to try pickled insects in a third world nation. I often eat things I don't like, such as eggplant.

However, the truth is that I really loathe mac & cheese. I hate cooking it, I hate eating it, I hate cleaning up after it. I've thrown away pots that have been used to cook it. I claim to be different because I despise this American staple, and silly as you may think it may be it is my preference not to have anything to do with cheesy pasta. Heck, it ain't even healthy.

Note: I sometimes like some cheese on top of tomato based sauces or chili that has pasta mixed into it. This is not the same thing as mac & cheese.

Yet the complication I face is that I have dear friends and family who think that their prize-winning homemade mac & cheese made from imported unpasteurized cheese will be something that I love. That I'll change and they'll get the chance to smugly say that it was the quality of what I've eaten that discouraged me.

That won't happen.

I've been forced to try everything from Kraft mac & cheese to gourmet cheesy pasta prepared by chefs I otherwise respect. I've had it dumped on my plate on picnics and in fancy restaurants. I've had the people proudly insist I try their recipe all while making it clear that they would take it as a personal insult if I didn't try it and would also take it as a personal insult if I didn't like it.

And you know what?

I hated it. Its vile. Its disgusting.

Please stop insisting that I try your concoction. You aren't going to change me.


Gamble said...

Danny, dearie, I will gladly eat your untouched portions of Macaroni and Cheese!

Anonymous said...

Did you really mean to post this on Planet Python? It is well beyond off-topic. Heck, I don't even mind the occasional personal or political post, but this just strikes me as inane.

Anonymous said...

Heh, I like mac and cheese, but my roommate eats it by slurping, apparently one noodle at a time. God that's annoying.

Anonymous said...

To Anonym: it is typically useful to have off-topic posts from on-topic people on such planets so as to provide a deeper sense of community which helps the coherence and stability of said community in the long term.

O.b. the original post - it is much easier to clean the mess if you boil the pasta and cook it with cheese in a teflon coated fry pan or saute pan.

delijati said...

Damn right mac&cheese is disgusting ... Try this http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/79221030372046/Kaesespaetzle.html ;-)

Anonymous said...

Exactly how I feel about anything that is moldy or bitter!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. I have to leave the room when someone is cooking or eating it. I've come very close to puking just from the smell.