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July 26th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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i just have to ask. if you were to have mac and cheese for dinner, how many boxes would you have to use?

we use 3. i just think that's an outrageous amount i remember only having to use 1.

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July 27th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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I use 2, and it's usually plenty for just the kids, we don't eat it very often.

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July 27th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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July 27th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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i cant do the box stuff b/c of food allergies but if i make mac n cheese i use 12 oz of pasta if its a side dish (and we eat every last morsel) or 24oz for a main dish

pasta is not a budget meal in our home b/c i have to buy rice pasta and it's about $3 / 12 oz ACK!
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July 27th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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2 boxes

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July 27th, 2009, 01:34 PM
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I dont make it often....If I do it's the organic kind....We only use one box and only as a side....sometimes I'll make it for lunch...and I can get away with only one box then too cause I'll end up eating something else...Olive isn't eating a lot yet though so it's only 3 kids eating it....when she starts eating more I'll have to up the count.
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
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July 27th, 2009, 08:03 PM
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We can usually do with just 2 boxes. Unless Nick is home and everyone is in the mood for mac n cheese, then we might up it to 3.

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July 27th, 2009, 08:21 PM
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We can still use just 1.
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July 29th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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We're a two box home right now if we do the blue box. If we do Annie's Organic it's normally three because the kids will ask for extras. Honestly, I prefer the homemade kind or Stouffer's if I'm not in the mood to bake a mac and cheese. If it's homemade we use 2 pounds of pasta with plenty leftover, and if we buy Stouffer's it's the big $9 box from Super Walmart, not sure of the size but it's big.
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July 29th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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This is my 17yo's specialty (aka- the only thing he will offer to make for dinner...about once a month) and if we are all eating, we are a 6 box family.
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July 29th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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were at 4 thats with me and hubby eating it as well

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August 3rd, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Three here, and we usually put a little bit of meat and veggies in it, have some kind of bread, and a light desert.
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