as you know I've been stocking food like crazy for our own little personal financial downturn this winter. I'm good...pantry is GREAT. and we're still buying while the buying is good. anyway...hubster brought home groceries yesterday and there was Velveeta. he says it isn't refrigerated in the store, so until opened I can put in on the shelf. is that ok???? like most...we normally like natural cheese, but in the pinch......he said he remembers his mom making wonderful grilled cheese and such with Velveeta...so I'm good with it. that's my question, tho.......until opened....just shelf it? thanks!
Candy corn good. Fire bad. What's that make cheeze whizz (a) in the little jar (b) in the squeeze nozzle can? String cheese (insert shudder)?? The name alone brings to mind all of the jokes I've ever heard about cheese binding. I think I'll go lie down for a bit.
"Only the rocks [and really embarassing moments] live forever"
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands..." tick-tick-tick
Would anyone have a recipe for making your own Velveeta? I have eaten Velveeta for forty years and really liked it when I was younger but I don't think I will eat it if it is made with China products.
1 1/2 pounds grated Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups very hot water, divided
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon instant dry milk
1/2 envelope unflavored gelatine (1 1/2 teaspoons)
In blender, put 3/4 cup of the water, 3 tablespoons of the milk and 1/2 teaspoon of the gelatine, and whip until gelatine is dissolved. Quickly add to the hot mixture 1/2 pound of the Cheddar cheese. Whip until blended. Pour into an 8 x 4 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan that has been lined with plastic wrap. Repeat this twice, until all remaining ingredients are used. Cover pan with more plastic wrap and chill overnight before unmolding. Keep cold and slice as needed.
I recently tried some of that cheese in a spray can. I'd never tried it before. I always wanted to but my mother would never allow it when I was a kid. It looked so good on the cracker box. So anyway, I was strolling through the dollar store looking for cheap stuff the other day and seen cheese in a can and I had to try it. Even bought some dollar store ritz to try it on.
I must report that it wasn't very good. Not much of a cheese flavor and the flavor it did have wasn't all that great. I thought maybe the low rent ritz were somehow tainting the spray cheese so I stuck the nozzle in my mouth to take a hit of the stuff right from the can. The feeling of the stuff shooting out of the can was extremely creepy and quite unpleasant and the taste was still pretty disagreeable.
Maybe it was just low buck brand I bought and the kraft spray can cheese would be better. I doubt I'll be trying it again any time soon though.