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First question I have is Does anyone remember the other weight loss center that was originally around with Nutrisystem? Looking forward for any comment. Second question of mine... Seriously... the Macaroni & Cheese. Whats with those directions? "Add very hot water no more than an inch from the rim". Thats kind of vague, I ended up with macaroni soup! Also I let it stand a good 10 minutes, covered tightly as directed....

scratch that off the auto delivery list! LOL..

asked Apr 21 at 09:05

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Of course! but... you might want to make sure and wait for another person here to confirm it as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you call the Nutrisystem guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 21 at 09:24

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Yeah but I used just shy of boiling water.... obviously too much, thats easily adjusted next time... but what about the "let stand covered time"? I waited 10 minutes and the pasta was still literally stick in your teeth raw...

answered Apr 21 at 10:16

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Hmm I dunno. I just followed the directions on the back (about 8 minutes). I guess I got lucky. Im thinking you also may have added to much water. I like to keep mine a little lower for a thicker cheese sauce, but even then it's a little soupy. Just the nature of the beast Im afraid...

answered Apr 21 at 11:42

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I think the "just add water" meals needs to be converted over to "just slap in the microwave" style meals...

answered Apr 21 at 12:57

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I gave up on the "add water to cup" directions, which would often result in some powdery globules at the bottom no matter how vigorously I stirred it..

What I do now is cook it on the stove top, by stirring the contents into water that you just stopped boiling. After it's mixed, I put it on a very low simmer, and cook it for 6-10 minutes, sampling the occasional noodle to see if it's done. Sometimes it thickens, so you can add a tablespoon or two of water if needed...

answered Apr 21 at 13:43

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I'm with Wizz on the conversion, but if you do want them to work - use some near boiling water - and pour it over the contents as directed, stir thoroughly and pour into a thermos. By lunch it will be as good as those meals get (20 min is enough). Lots of Luck!..

answered Apr 21 at 14:03

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Yes, definitely let those noodle dishes sit for as long as you can bear...

answered Apr 21 at 14:10

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I often soak them in the water overnight and then nuke the next day..

answered Apr 21 at 15:25

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If I get one that ends up like soup I throw it in a pan for a few minutes....and waalah....perfect macaroni and cheese...

answered Apr 21 at 15:35

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I tried the boiling water and let sit. Ended up putting it in the microwave until it soaked the water up..

Bev..

answered Apr 21 at 15:51

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Yyyeaah. Any meal you add water to and let stand is better if you dump into a bowl so it doesn't absorb cardboard flavor. If it's too thin, let it stand, or nuke till it thickens up. Also always let it stand longer than it says, preferably with a plate on top to hold the heat...

answered Apr 21 at 16:22

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After letting it sit a few minutes in boiling water, I bake it in a small corningware and it make a nice casserole. The cheesy sause thickens...

answered Apr 21 at 17:02

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I let it sit 15 minutes or so, then nuke it for 30 seconds to heat it back up, works fine. Oh, and stir half way through or the ones at the top will still be crunchy...

answered Apr 21 at 17:42

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I like to wrap a towel around the container and then pop a bowl on top. Stir it a couple of times like Tuvya said..

And as it happens, I had Mac and Cheese tonight:.

Tomato from the farmer's market, broc and cauli, whole wheat garlic toast with light butter/canola blend? Yum-meh...

answered Apr 21 at 17:52

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I enjoy the Mac and Cheese and have never had a problem with it. I don't use "near boiling" water. I let it boil. I add it to the cup still boiling. I fill it to the line on the inside of the cup and stir vigorously. The package directions have not failed me...

answered Apr 21 at 18:13

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The powder lunches can be kind of tricky. I usually just put in enough water to cover the powder and things are usually fine...

answered Apr 21 at 19:23

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I never eat the dry meals at school because I've only got 20 minutes for lunch. But, I do like them and I give them lots of time to get rehydrated - I use a nuke, sit, nuke, sit regimen until I get the consistency that I want. That goes for the eggs, too...

answered Apr 21 at 20:19

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I thought the mac and cheese had a fill line inside the cup. And it's not very hot water. It's boiling water...

answered Apr 21 at 20:23

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All of the "add water" meals taste like the cup they come in. I quit ordering them, but I have a bunch left from previous orders. Cooking them in a bowl is probably the right answer, but then I'll have to play a guessing game with the amount of water I add...

answered Apr 21 at 20:37

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I take every one of those meals in a cup and cook in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then place on simmer for around 20 mins. I realize this does not work for everyone who needs to cook fast at work or on the go but if you have the time, this I found is best way to cook them. Is also easy to add raw or frozen vegetables that way...

answered Apr 21 at 22:04

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You might wanna read the directions on the cup again. It is VERY HOT(NOT BOILING) water on the Mac and Cheese and boiling on the Mac and Cheese with Beef...

answered Apr 21 at 23:35

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Ruby
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I used to eat the mac & cheese with beef all the time. I haven't in a long time though. The only Nutrisystem food I eat now are the dinners and desserts...

answered Apr 22 at 00:29

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