I hereby now and FOREVER release myself from ANY guilt about feeding my kids macaroni and cheese made from a box.
Every time I make it from scratch, my kids object.
They just don't seem to LIKE it.
Which is a bummer, seeing as it took a lot of WORK to make this stuff, and when they don't eat it, its up to mommy and daddy to finish it, but mommy has mild issues with lactose & daddy doesn't really like leftovers.... Last time I made this, it went bad before we could finish it. (So... Does anybody want some macaroni and cheese? Seriously. You can take it.) All that being said, I'm not making it again (unless we are having guests and they request it when I ask what they're wanting). And, from this point forward, I'm totally okay with my kids eating the boxed macaroni and cheese instead, because I buy quality, organic stuff anyway.
So I'm not a failure as a mother. My kids have preferences in their tastes, and I have preferences in my workload and the battles I'm willing to fight.