Are you gluten free (wheat free in my case) and go crazy when your spouse makes Hamburger Helper, because you really, really want to have some for dinner? A couple times, instead of making a gluten free (or mostly gluten free – not sure if there are other ingredients in the seasoning that have gluten) version from scratch, we’ve replaced the pasta in the box with the same weight (4 oz?) of gluten free pasta. We save the pouch of pasta from the box for when we make pasta another time.
It’s fast, it tastes delicious, and it’s convenient. Somehow, making it from scratch is a lot more work and it doesn’t have that same taste!