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Old 10-07-2005, 01:55 PM   #11
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We love Velveeta Cheese for cooking...and we don't think it tastes like plastic at all.
Gee, now I have this tremendous craving for tuna casserole with Velveeta melted on top.

Plasticine was a reference to the texture, not taste. It's sorta shiney.

I just think it doesn't taste like cheese. But then I am really into cheese.

This thread caused me to make mac and cheese for lunch 'cause I am home. Made it with Manchego and Pecorino.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:49 PM   #12
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Velveeta is to cheese what grape juice is to wine = "Sorta kinda only different".
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #13
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That's a very good comparison, Michael.

I started using Velveeta when my children were small and my budget was smaller. (Back then you could get it on sale for .69 for a 2 lb. box.) I must have made a hundred thousand grilled Velveeta Cheese sandwiches. Dip that sandwich in a bowl of Cambells Chicken Noodle Soup, and you've got heaven. I love the way it melts into casseroles or on top of vegetables. Try stirring a slice into your bowl of chili! And it makes great dips.

I am, by the way, a big time cheese lover, and now that I can afford it, we enjoy all sorts of wonderful cheeses. But I still keep a box of Velveeta Lite on hand at all times.

By the way, I love grape juice too. I guess I'm hopelessly plebeian. LOL!
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:54 PM   #14
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I'm not a velveeta fan, but my sister makes a really good dip with a chunk(don't know how much)of velveeta and a can of rotel tomatoes(don't remember which variety). I realize this isn't a recipe, but it may be familiar to someone. She says the melting properties is the reason she uses it. It tastes great with corn chips, etc.
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:53 AM   #15
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I'm not a velveeta fan, but my sister makes a really good dip with a chunk(don't know how much)of velveeta and a can of rotel tomatoes(don't remember which variety). I realize this isn't a recipe, but it may be familiar to someone. She says the melting properties is the reason she uses it. It tastes great with corn chips, etc.
licia, we make this dip every New Year's Day. We use the whole block of Velveeta, and we usually add a tube's worth of cooked crumbled sausage as well as the Ro-Tel.
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:38 AM   #16
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We don't have Velveeta here, so I'm still not sure what it TASTES like? Is it a really bland, mild cheese?

And what's Ro-Tel?
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:01 AM   #17
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Ishbel, it is a processed cheese that can sit on the shelf without refrigeration until it is opened. I would say it is mild, but very "cheesy" tasting.
Rotel Tomatoes are tomatoes canned with green chili peppers.

I make the Velveeta dip too, but I use Pace Piquante sauce instead of the Rotel Tomatoes. It's a great appetizer to snack on while your big pot of chili is simmering...then put a dollap in your chili...MMmmmm, good!

Sometimes I put sausage in it too, Mudbug...it's really good that way.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #18
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We don't eat anything processed. I have to agree that Velveeta (the one time I tasted it) was like putting raw chemicals in the mouth. Disgusting!

The recipe looks great, just substitute real shredded cheddar.

ETA: Constance just put it the right way... "cheese that can sit on the shelf without refrigeration." Say no more... ick!
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:34 PM   #19
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Constance, thanks for the info... but I'm with Velochic on this one!
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:37 PM   #20
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I guess it's a mid-west America thing. You don't know what you're missing!
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