It’s football season and Princess has her game face on
We’re Texans and y’all know about Texans and Football: It’s like Peanut Butter and Jelly– or Homemade Tortillas and Queso — or Ro*Tel and Velveeta
Like Friday Nights and High School Football — they just go together, they’re meant to be
We are a football watchin’ family — we’re also a football food lovin’ family 🙂
For us, one of the original Game Day Foods is Ro*Tel’s Famous Queso
I honestly don’t remember the first time that I ate this Queso, it’s just always been a part of my life.
I remember in middle school, moving from Texas to Nevada and my parents making Queso for all of our new friends and them just falling head over heels in love with it. I remember cans of Ro*Tel and blocks of Velveeta– whether it was for game day, slumber parties, get togethers or just because, it’s just always been a part of my life.
I love to use this Queso to top my hamburgers, nachos, chicken, fajitas, dip tortillas in or just as it was originally intended — as a delicious, slightly spicy, cheesy, tomato and green chilies dip; meant to be devoured with salty corn chips.
Today’s recipe is the original Ro*Tel Queso — I know it’s a super simple dip, and yet, I’m constantly shocked at how many people ask me for the recipe.
How have y’all NOT grown up with this recipe? How is this NOT a staple of your game day/party day/just because I want cheese and spice and salt day recipes?
It’s SO super simple and crazy kinds of delicious
Cube the Velveeta — this makes the melting process much easier
Combine the Velveeta and Ro*Tel in a microwaveable bowl (or in a saucepan to heat on the stove)
Stir frequently while heating and prepare your favorite game day serving dish —
Pour in the Queso and serve with chips, crackers, veggies — whatever your little heart craves.
Put this on the table and watch as it disappears.
Recipe: Ro*Tel Signature Queso
- 1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
- 1 (16 oz) block of Velveeta
- Cut the cheese into cubes
- Combined the cheese and undrained tomatoes and green chilies in a microwaveable bowl or saucepan and heat until melted, stirring occasionally
* I adore using 8 oz of original Velveeta and 8 oz of the pepper jack Velveeta
* Ro*Tel now has a Diced Tomatoes with Cilantro and Lime Juice — I highly recommend trying this variation!
I’m really excited to tell y’all that I’m not only sharing the Ro*Tel Famous Queso dip with y’all today — I’m also partnering with Ro*Tel for their Feed Their Game Face promotion and offering y’all a chance to win a Queso Party Pack for 100! Oh yes, you read that correctly — One Hundred! Just think of the game day party you can have with THAT!
- Queso for 100
- $50 grocery card
- Goodies from Fans Edge
Why yes — it is awesome.
In addition to entering to win this Tonguegasmic Queso Prize Pack, you can go to the Ro*Tel Feed Their Game Face site and get Queso serving tips, AND enter to win their SUPER SUPERB (pardon my cheerleading flashback) Feed Their Game Face sweepstakes — the grand prize of which is —
I swear I need a drumroll here…
- FREE groceries for a year AND 2 tickets, flight and lodging to ANY College Football Game during the 2011 season!!
enter and find official rules HERE
Okay, so y’all want to enter to win the Queso for 100, goodies from Fans Edge, $50 Grocery Card that I am giving away?
I’m going to make it easy for y’all, easy peasy Queso cheesy (I couldn’t resist)
remember — each entry must be in a separate comment
- MANDATORY first entry: If you won this amazing Queso Prize Pack — what would you do with it? Would you have a game day fiesta? A neighborhood block party?
- (bonus entry) Tweet this giveaway and link your tweet url in a separate comment
- (bonus entry) Take a picture of your game face and link to it in a comment (Facebook, flickr, twitter, blog etc…) I just might post the best ones
***This contest is open from Monday — November 1st to Friday, November 5th at 10:00 PM CST**
I will use Comment Contest Plug-In to choose the winner of the contest. They have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
It’s Mouthwatering Monday — the super Cheesy edition (wink wink) I can’t wait to see what y’all have been cookin’ up! Make sure to enter your link, enter to win the contest, visit the other participants and go visit the Ro*Tel Feed Their Game Face homepage to enter to win the super superb grand prize!
**I’ll be receiving a goody pack from Ro*Tel as compensation for hosting this giveaway and be entered to win a trip to BlogHer 2011. However, as my regular readers and twitter followers know — I’m completely in love with both Ro*Tel and Velveeta and talk about, tweet about and share recipes including them a lot. So, while I am participating in this and getting some nummy treats — my passion, love, experiences with and feelings about, that I’ve shared with y’all — 100% my own and true
Contest Closed~ Congrats to our Winner! @RoseMillsOhio