Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Some things about growing up and eating dinner are just etched into my memory. The smells of Rice-a-Roni is one of those dishes. You would think we ate it once a week, which I know we did not, but the smell is something so grounding … so gives me the feeling of Fall and eating around the table. I can remember on Fall nights, that we would be playing outside while my mom was busy getting dinner ready! We would hear “Come wash your hands for dinner” and as we ran through the door … Bam! That smell …...