Is there any excuse for Velveeta?
I occasionally buy groceries online. Well, except for fresh produce. Anyway, one of the stipulations for free delivery last time was that I purchase a loaf of Velveeta. I hadn't had any Velveeta since I was about seven years old, and my friend's mother put it on a sandwich. I thought it tasted pretty good, then.
Fast forward a little better than forty years. I'd seen the commercials about how well it melts in the microwave, and so on, so I figured "what the heck," and ordered a loaf.
So, just now I made a plate of nachos. I sliced and diced olives, tomatoes, sausage, jalapenos, and put some Velveeta in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave to melt. I wound up with this thick gloop, so I poured in a little milk, and microwaved it again. After about 50 sec, I took it out, whisked it, and wound up with an acceptable consistency. So, I made up my plate of nachos, poured the "cheese" over it, and microwaved it for another thirty seconds.
No surprise here, perhaps, but it was AWFUL! In about a minute or so, it cooled and got this plastic feel to it. I wound up dumping about half the plate into the disposal.
So now, I have, sitting in my sink, a Pyrex measuring cup that has hardened Velveeta around the inside, I wasted food, and I have the rest of this plastic fake cheese loaf in the cupboard. By the way, it would have been much easier for me to make a bechamel and then a cheese sauce from that. Or, of course, to simply grate cheese over everything.
Does anyone out there actually LIKE this stuff, and if so, do you have any suggestions about how I can use the rest of it?