After trying a few Kraft Fresh Take flavors, I have decided that covering meat & fish in it, is just not for me. It’s not that I dislike Kraft’s newest addition, but none of the flavors seem to be working for my taste buds. I found that most flavor profiles didn’t stand up to what my taste buds expected-but that is certainly not Kraft’s fault. We all have our own preferences for seasoning-right? For now, I think I’ll stick to creating my own flavor profiles for seasoning breadcrumbs and leave the cheese for something else.
Just because I am not going to use Kraft Fresh Take for coating meat and fish, doesn’t mean I’m not going to use it at all. When using coupons for Kraft Fresh Take (as I did today- $1.50/1) against a sale of $2.50 the cheese in the package alone is worth the $1 I paid. The cheese and breadcrumbs are packaged together, but in separate compartments-so if you want to get creative with your Kraft Fresh Take you will have to carefully cut the packaging apart to separate the cheese from the crumbs. A very small inconvenience for a good amount of cheese and breadcrumbs.
If you are like me, and find that Kraft Fresh Take is not exactly what you expected-I still urge you to buy the product when on sale, and with a coupon-for the cheese alone. So what would you do with the flavored breadcrumbs? Here are some ideas:
- Use as a binder in meatloaf or meatballs.
- Sprinkle on top of casseroles for a crunchy coating.
- Use as a topping in homemade macaroni and cheese (you could even use the cheese packet for this!)
- Bake mashed potatoes in oven and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top (usually a dish that goes best also sprinkled with Parmesan cheese)
- Roast asparagus in oven with a light coating of EVOO and Breadcrumbs.
I did notice that Kraft also gives you some ideas on how to use Fresh Take, just peek behind the outer cardboard wrapping to see what I mean.
Have you tried Kraft’s newest addition? If so, what do you think about it? Are you planning on getting creative with Fresh Take as well?