Part 2 of Marissa’s Macaroni and Cheese Odyssey. She went to a place I hadn’t heard of before moving here but have come to think of it as a wonderful idea that should be in more regions…Like out west. Noodles & Company is an awesome concept for a take-out eatery where they have various kinds of noodles, sauces, and meats that you can mix and match into wonderful meals. Their big winner is the Wisconsin Mac and Cheese, made with all Wisconsin cheese. And that’s what Marissa had, with chicken breast added on.
To look at what they advertise (this is pulled from their website) it looks like a pretty standard bowl of mac and cheese. Looks far better than what you’d find in a box or in the freezer, but doesn’t really look too special. I’m rather surprised that this is the image they use to sell their product. Especially considering what the product looks like when you actually get it…
That looks ridiculously good. The colors aren’t as rich, but that’s a malfunction of my cell phone camera. The creamy sauce with the macaroni itself mixed with the cheese on top leaves a very nice-looking meal. You can tell just by looking at it. And, again, it surprises me how tame the website’s picture is compared to the actual product. How’s it taste?
Marissa said (and Christen piped in as well) that it’s amazing. I would tend to agree as I’ve had the same meal. The chicken she says sets the meal off even better. She prefers the grilled chicken as opposed to the parmesean-crusted chicken because the crust on that gets a bit soggy. Lots of cheese and lots of deliciousness throughout this meal.