Macmen N’ Cheese

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Macmen N’ Cheese

1 Package ramen (discard the flavor packet)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Half & Half (4 take-out containers from the cafeteria)
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon butter (2 take-out pads of butter from the cafeteria)
1/4 cup cheese (Kraft shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack mix)
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (I used x-sharp white cheddar)
2 tablespoons Bacos (optional)

Combine the water, Half & Half, hot sauce and dried onion flakes. Mix well and set aside.In a bowl crumble the cheddar cheese (white or yellow) and combine with the reserved Kraft cheese mix. Mix well and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, break up ramen into 1 inch pieces. Pour the water mixture over the ramen; make sure all the ramen has been coated. Cover the bowl with microwave-safe wrap, microwave 2 minutes, remove the bowl and unwrap the bowl, (reserve the wrap) with 2 forks separate the strands of ramen, add the bacos, recover the bowl and microwave 1 minute, remove the bowl DO NOT UNCOVER, and let stand foe 2 minutes.  Uncover the bowl, add the butter and cheese mix to incorporate, do not over mix.
Serve in a bowl and top with toasted breadcrumbs (optional).

Toasted Bread Crumb Topping (optional)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon breadcrumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons of butter (1 take-out pad of butter the your cafeteria)
Prep the Bread Crumbs
Combine the bread crumbs with the butter in a shallow microwave safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds, remove the bowl from the oven, stir to incorporate, microwave 30 seconds, remove the bowl from oven, stir to make sure the bread crumbs are browning evenly, microwave an additional 10 seconds. Remove the bowl from the oven, stir the bread crumbs and set aside.
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