How much mac and cheese is enough?
That's a trick question. Of course, the answer is that there is never enough. Macaroni and cheese is a delicious comfort food, and from kids considering it a meal to grown-ups considering it a tasty, cheesy, carby indulgence, we can't get enough.
Well, Costco decided to acknowledge that with a mammoth, 27-pound BUCKET of their Chef's Banquet Macaroni and Cheese. Now, it's not a bucket of prepared mac and cheese ready to eat (thankfully), it does come with multiple packages of dry macaroni and separate packages of Cheddar sauce. It's so natural, too: Costco claims this product has a 20-year shelf life! You can order it online here.
By the way, did you know legend has it that the American version of macaroni and cheese was invented by Thomas Jefferson and his daughter? The Founding Father and 3rd President of the United States took a trip to Italy, where combinations of pasta and fromaggia date back to the 13th century, and brought a pasta maker back with him. His daughter Mary Randolph became the hostess of his house after Jefferson’s wife died; she is credited with inventing the dish using macaroni and Parmesan cheese. Traditionally, the Parm has been replaced with cheddar since as the standard. That's what Kraft decided to use when it started boxing its macaroni and cheese in 1937. But it's fun to experiment - I mean, have you TRIED smoked Gouda in a mac n cheese recipe??
Anyway, if you want to be well-stocked on your macaroni and cheese, check out their Chef's Banquet Bucket. At 27 pounds/180 servings, it's about 50 cents per serving. You just have to cook it up first!