Because it is, afterall, macaroni and cheese.
Under normal circumstances I would have been happy to oblige, it is practically the cheapest meal out there, second only to Ramen noodles, and it is also practically the easiest thing to make. Second only to Ramen noodles.
But since I just finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I am currently reading In Defense of Food these were not normal circumstances. I'm being brainwashed you see, so when my child requested an "edible foodlike substance" for dinner I panicked.
I had already been planning to plant seeds to start my garden but I thought it would be best to include my boys. I want them to understand that food does in fact come from plants. Even if that bean seed Cameron brought home from church never grew into something we actually wanted to eat.