ps: your recipe reminds me of my roommate from over the summer - the first male roommate I've ever had - who decided to cook dinner for me once. He was making his specialty, which he called "Cheesy Mac Daddy Surprise." It consisted of several boxes of Kraft blue box mac and cheese, several pounds of ground beef, a few cans of salsa, and salt and pepper. I asked him what the "suprise" part was. He responded, "There's corn in it."
...This might be a guy thing.
That sounds like deer camp food. Lots of carbs--need that energy to walk the hills. At least he used Kraft M+C and not some cheap store-brand crap.
Sigh...I really like "guy things"--red meat, football (damn OSU), deer hunting, guns, building stuff, fixing plumbing (OK, I really don't like fixing plumbing, but I can swear like a guy when I have to fix it). I'm just a grown-up tomboy. Oh, yeah, I'm a firefighter, too.
I think I'll qualify as a non-trad at LS, and not just because I'm 45.