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  1. #1
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    Tasty. Used Velveeta. The explosion will probably be tomorrow. :-\

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  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Tasty. Used Velveeta. The explosion will probably be tomorrow. :-\


    Didn't take your Lactade? ;-/

    As much as people disparage Velveeta on this list, it still seems to be
    one of the best cheeses for melting into soups and dips as it does not
    separate.

    And unopened, it has a very long shelf life. ;-) Me and a survivalist
    co-worker were discussing inexpensive sources of protein for food
    storage the other day after that California missile scare. <g>

    He'd never thought of Velveeta!

    Fortunately, I'm nowhere near as paranoid as this guy is... <sigh> I
    think my sister has it more right. Some people are into hobby rocketry.
    --
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  3. #3
    lainie Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    On Nov 13, 1:53*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <barbschaller-86D004.12363513112...@news.iphouse.com>,
    > *Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Tasty. *Used Velveeta. *The explosion will probably be tomorrow. *:-\

    >
    > Didn't take your Lactade? ;-/
    >
    > As much as people disparage Velveeta on this list, it still seems to be
    > one of the best cheeses for melting into soups and dips as it does not
    > separate.
    >
    > And unopened, it has a very long shelf life. ;-) *Me and a survivalist
    > co-worker were discussing inexpensive sources of protein for food
    > storage the other day after that California missile scare. <g>
    >
    > He'd never thought of Velveeta!
    >
    > Fortunately, I'm nowhere near as paranoid as this guy is... <sigh> *I
    > think my sister has it more right. Some people are into hobby rocketry.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    > *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    > * * * no influence on society. -- Mark Twain


    Velveeta - I've never bought it. Is it somewhat similar to
    (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?

  4. #4
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 13, 1:53*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article <barbschaller-86D004.12363513112...@news.iphouse.com>,
    > > *Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Tasty. *Used Velveeta. *The explosion will probably be tomorrow. *:-\

    > >
    > > Didn't take your Lactade? ;-/
    > >
    > > As much as people disparage Velveeta on this list, it still seems to be
    > > one of the best cheeses for melting into soups and dips as it does not
    > > separate.
    > >
    > > And unopened, it has a very long shelf life. ;-) *Me and a survivalist
    > > co-worker were discussing inexpensive sources of protein for food
    > > storage the other day after that California missile scare. <g>
    > >
    > > He'd never thought of Velveeta!
    > >
    > > Fortunately, I'm nowhere near as paranoid as this guy is... <sigh> *I
    > > think my sister has it more right. Some people are into hobby rocketry.

    >
    > Velveeta - I've never bought it. Is it somewhat similar to
    > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?


    Cream cheese has to be refrigerated.

    Velveeta does not. It stores at room temp.

    The flavor is one most agree is a simple slice of heaven. :-) For me,
    it's a childhood memory and I still love the damned stuff! Plus it's
    usually $.50 per lb. cheaper than "real" cheese.

    And if you read the nutritional breakdown, it's not all that bad other
    than being a bit higher in sodium when compared to many other cheeses.

    It's a snob thing I think that brings down the wrath of the food critics
    on it.
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    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  5. #5
    lainie Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    On Nov 13, 3:41*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <bdb51df4-b265-40bd-9d89-71aa7c750...@j5g2000vbg.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    > > Velveeta - I've never bought it. *Is it somewhat similar to
    > > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?

    >
    > Cream cheese has to be refrigerated.
    >
    > Velveeta does not. *It stores at room temp.
    >
    > The flavor is one most agree is a simple slice of heaven. :-)


    Interesting that you should comment on velveeta as a 'slice of heaven'
    - I'm thinking of the ad where an angel is eating philly cheese.
    Subliminal? Or maybe you haven't seen that ad. Regardless, I will
    try velveeta. e.

  6. #6
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 13, 3:41*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <bdb51df4-b265-40bd-9d89-71aa7c750...@j5g2000vbg.googlegroups.com>,
    > >
    > > > Velveeta - I've never bought it. *Is it somewhat similar to
    > > > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?

    > >
    > > Cream cheese has to be refrigerated.
    > >
    > > Velveeta does not. *It stores at room temp.
    > >
    > > The flavor is one most agree is a simple slice of heaven. :-)

    >
    > Interesting that you should comment on velveeta as a 'slice of heaven'
    > - I'm thinking of the ad where an angel is eating philly cheese.
    > Subliminal? Or maybe you haven't seen that ad. Regardless, I will
    > try velveeta. e.


    Hey, I like them both. :-) But Philly' is higher in fat than Velveeta!
    And like I said, it (cream cheese) requires refrigeration.

    Velveeta also makes a lower fat version that I don't care much for, but
    conversely, the protein to fat ration is superior...

    and it also stores at room temp for those that like to maintain high
    food stocks.

    Just be sure to rotate them if you do this. <g>

    And I hope you enjoy it! It comes in much smaller blocks too. The
    standard carton is 2lbs. They also sell 1 lb. and 8 oz. blocks and if
    you can find them, 4 oz.

    I used to keep a 4oz. block in my tackle box. Partially unwrapped,
    velveeta will also resist getting moldy in a dry environment
    unrefrigerated. Since I was using it as fish bait, I was not concerned
    about spoilage.

    It's cheaper than those little jars of cheese fish bait one can get in
    the tackle section, and it works better!

    A versatile food. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

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    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch


    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > lainie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Nov 13, 3:41 pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> > In article
    >> > <bdb51df4-b265-40bd-9d89-71aa7c750...@j5g2000vbg.googlegroups.com>,
    >> >
    >> > > Velveeta - I've never bought it. Is it somewhat similar to
    >> > > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?
    >> >
    >> > Cream cheese has to be refrigerated.
    >> >
    >> > Velveeta does not. It stores at room temp.
    >> >
    >> > The flavor is one most agree is a simple slice of heaven. :-)

    >>
    >> Interesting that you should comment on velveeta as a 'slice of heaven'
    >> - I'm thinking of the ad where an angel is eating philly cheese.
    >> Subliminal? Or maybe you haven't seen that ad. Regardless, I will
    >> try velveeta. e.

    >
    > Hey, I like them both. :-) But Philly' is higher in fat than Velveeta!
    > And like I said, it (cream cheese) requires refrigeration.
    >
    > Velveeta also makes a lower fat version that I don't care much for, but
    > conversely, the protein to fat ration is superior...
    >
    > and it also stores at room temp for those that like to maintain high
    > food stocks.
    >
    > Just be sure to rotate them if you do this. <g>
    >
    > And I hope you enjoy it! It comes in much smaller blocks too. The
    > standard carton is 2lbs. They also sell 1 lb. and 8 oz. blocks and if
    > you can find them, 4 oz.
    >
    > I used to keep a 4oz. block in my tackle box. Partially unwrapped,
    > velveeta will also resist getting moldy in a dry environment
    > unrefrigerated. Since I was using it as fish bait, I was not concerned
    > about spoilage.
    >
    > It's cheaper than those little jars of cheese fish bait one can get in
    > the tackle section, and it works better!
    >
    > A versatile food. ;-)


    My daughter refuses to eat Velveeta saying it is yucky. Yet she loves
    aerosol cheese and also Tostitos Queso dip. I believe those things are
    pretty much similar in taste and texture. At least they are to me!

    When we lived in NY, we could get little foil wrapped shelf stable cheeses
    that was similar in texture to Velveeta but more white and had a more subtle
    flavor. I have seen similar cheeses at World Market some years ago. I
    haven't been to World Market recently. And if you've ever gotten a gift
    basket of food from various places, you've probably gotten such cheese.

    We didn't really like it, but it was edible if you ate it quickly. Heh! I
    always kept that around for emergency food. I don't think it keeps as long
    as Velveeta but it usually kept for about a year.

    I have seen butter and cheddar cheese online that come in a can for
    emergency purposes. I don't know how good the quality is, but they claim it
    is like the real thing. I had considered buying it, but it is pretty
    expensive and I believe you had to buy about 8 oz. at a time. Would be okay
    I guess if you were snowed in but still had electricity to refrigerate the
    leftovers. But in a real disaster it would be no good unless you had a lot
    of people to feed it to.



  8. #8
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:00:17 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My daughter refuses to eat Velveeta saying it is yucky. Yet she loves
    >aerosol cheese and also Tostitos Queso dip.


    That is NOT descrimination...that is a "picky" eater. Spray
    cheese....you are joking with us?..... There is MORE Velveeta in a
    spray can than any kind of processed cheese.











  9. #9
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    Omelet wrote:

    > It's a snob thing I think that brings down the wrath of the food critics
    > on it.


    Its a processed, rubbery cheese food. It sucks compared to good cheeses.
    Only a hillbilly with little exposure would mistake the two as being
    anywhere near to the other in equal footing.
    On its own merit it rocks for chili con queso because of the way it
    melts but also since the flavorful chiles will cover up a bit of the
    processed cheese flavor.

  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article <ibn5a2$r3$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My daughter refuses to eat Velveeta saying it is yucky. Yet she loves
    > aerosol cheese and also Tostitos Queso dip. I believe those things are
    > pretty much similar in taste and texture. At least they are to me!


    I totally agree. But that Aerosol cheese is really really expensive
    around here! I've bought it in the past but it generally runs $2.50 per
    can. Velveeta is much cheaper.

    >
    > When we lived in NY, we could get little foil wrapped shelf stable cheeses
    > that was similar in texture to Velveeta but more white and had a more subtle
    > flavor. I have seen similar cheeses at World Market some years ago. I
    > haven't been to World Market recently. And if you've ever gotten a gift
    > basket of food from various places, you've probably gotten such cheese.


    Laughing Cow brand?
    Then there are those room temp. stable wrapped cheese that, like you
    say, are sold in those variety boxes with crackers for Christmas. :-)

    >
    > We didn't really like it, but it was edible if you ate it quickly. Heh! I
    > always kept that around for emergency food. I don't think it keeps as long
    > as Velveeta but it usually kept for about a year.
    >
    > I have seen butter and cheddar cheese online that come in a can for
    > emergency purposes. I don't know how good the quality is, but they claim it
    > is like the real thing. I had considered buying it, but it is pretty
    > expensive and I believe you had to buy about 8 oz. at a time. Would be okay
    > I guess if you were snowed in but still had electricity to refrigerate the
    > leftovers. But in a real disaster it would be no good unless you had a lot
    > of people to feed it to.


    Huh. Never tried canned but I have to wonder about canned cheese.
    Canned butter I can see.

    <googles>

    Wow. I had no idea about this!

    <http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=canne...aql=&oq=canned
    +butt&gs_rfai=&fp=b2cf77fec6d6c991>
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    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  11. #11
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> news:barbschaller-
    [email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Tasty. Used Velveeta. The explosion will probably be tomorrow. :-\
    >


    Velveeta. Food for the Gods

    Michael

    --

  12. #12
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    Goomba <[email protected]> news:[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    >> It's a snob thing I think that brings down the wrath of the food
    >> critics on it.

    >
    > Its a processed, rubbery cheese food. It sucks compared to good
    > cheeses. Only a hillbilly with little exposure would mistake the two
    > as being anywhere near to the other in equal footing.


    So true. I think most people by now realize that nugget of wisdom you
    have just shared. But I love my Velveeta. I always have a brick of it
    laying around.

    > On its own merit it rocks for chili con queso because of the way it
    > melts but also since the flavorful chiles will cover up a bit of the
    > processed cheese flavor.


    It certainly has it's place in some recipes. For queso dip I now like
    Asadero cheese. It's flavor rocks in a dipping sauce. Don't know where
    I got this recipe from. Might have come from here <shrug>. I've even
    used Velveeta with this recipe when I did not have Asadero on hand.

    Recipe for Authentic Queso Dip

    Mexican Asadero cheese is the best type to use for making this cheese dip
    recipe. If you cannot find it, you can use Chihuahua cheese or Monterey
    jack instead. The Monterey jack will give more of a Tex-Mex flavor to the
    dip, but the other two are more authentically Mexican. This sauce makes
    enough for two people, so double the recipe if need be.

    What you will need:

    * 4 oz finely chopped green chilies
    * 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    * 1 cup finely shredded Asadero cheese
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
    * 1/4 cup Half & Half

    How to make it:

    Add the chilies, cumin, cheese, salt, onions, and Half & Half to a double
    boiler and warm it over a moderate heat, stirring it well until
    everything is well blended together. Serve it with hot flour tortillas,
    tostadas, chips or as a sauce for burritos, tacos or your favorite
    Mexican dish.

    Michael



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  13. #13
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch


    On 14-Nov-2010, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > So true. I think most people by now realize that nugget of wisdom you
    > have just shared. But I love my Velveeta. I always have a brick of it
    > laying around.


    I'm not normally a Velveeta fan; but, it makes a pretty darn good grilled
    cheese sandwich. I was told that it was the secret ingredient in
    Parkmoor's grilled chees sandwich; butter bread surrounding Velveeta,
    slapped on the grill with a bacon press on top. Made a thinner, crisper
    sandwich with that distinctive cheese flavor.

    Notw: Long-time, but now out of business due to settling of owners estate,
    St. Louis favorite restaurant(s).
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  14. #14
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    "l, not -l" wrote:
    >"Michael \"Dog3\"" wrote:
    >
    >> I love my Velveeta. I always have a brick of it
    >> laying around.

    >
    >I'm not normally a Velveeta fan; but, it makes a pretty darn good grilled
    >cheese sandwich.


    Got my care package from North Shore Farms - Port Washington, Lung
    Guyland. Among other goodies it included a half pound of smoked gouda
    w/jalopenos, excellent melted on fresh corn tortillas. Their web site
    is in-progress but anyone nearby needs to check it out, an absolutely
    amazing array of great foods: http://www.northshorefarms.com/

  15. #15
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:29:38 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm not normally a Velveeta fan; but, it makes a pretty darn good grilled
    > cheese sandwich. I was told that it was the secret ingredient in
    > Parkmoor's grilled chees sandwich; butter bread surrounding Velveeta,
    > slapped on the grill with a bacon press on top. Made a thinner, crisper
    > sandwich with that distinctive cheese flavor.


    Cheddar cheese, no matter how cheap, is too rich.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  16. #16
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 13, 1:53*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article <barbschaller-86D004.12363513112...@news.iphouse.com>,
    > > *Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:


    > Velveeta - I've never bought it. Is it somewhat similar to
    > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?


    It is nothing like cream cheese. It has less flavor than cream cheese
    and is not spreadable at room temp as cream cheese is. I almost never
    use the stuff (I almost always have cream cheese on hand) but I bought
    it for something probably 4-6 months ago and I got tired of looking at
    the yellow box in the fridge.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    Apple pie posted 10-31-2010; http://web.me.com/barbschaller

  17. #17
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Goomba <[email protected]> news:[email protected]: in
    > rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > Omelet wrote:
    > >
    > >> It's a snob thing I think that brings down the wrath of the food
    > >> critics on it.

    > >
    > > Its a processed, rubbery cheese food. It sucks compared to good
    > > cheeses. Only a hillbilly with little exposure would mistake the two
    > > as being anywhere near to the other in equal footing.

    >
    > So true. I think most people by now realize that nugget of wisdom you
    > have just shared. But I love my Velveeta. I always have a brick of it
    > laying around.


    Just shows that Goober is a food snob, and seems to forget that I really
    do have her killfiled. ;-) She's so arrogant that she thinks I really
    would not do it.

    > > On its own merit it rocks for chili con queso because of the way it
    > > melts but also since the flavorful chiles will cover up a bit of the
    > > processed cheese flavor.

    >
    > It certainly has it's place in some recipes. For queso dip I now like
    > Asadero cheese. It's flavor rocks in a dipping sauce. Don't know where
    > I got this recipe from. Might have come from here <shrug>. I've even
    > used Velveeta with this recipe when I did not have Asadero on hand.


    For cheese dips, Velveeta works well but I think that American cheese
    has more flavor. And it also tends to melt nicely without separating.

    >
    > Recipe for Authentic Queso Dip
    >
    > Mexican Asadero cheese is the best type to use for making this cheese dip
    > recipe. If you cannot find it, you can use Chihuahua cheese or Monterey
    > jack instead. The Monterey jack will give more of a Tex-Mex flavor to the
    > dip, but the other two are more authentically Mexican. This sauce makes
    > enough for two people, so double the recipe if need be.
    >
    > What you will need:
    >
    > * 4 oz finely chopped green chilies
    > * 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    > * 1 cup finely shredded Asadero cheese
    > * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    > * 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
    > * 1/4 cup Half & Half
    >
    > How to make it:
    >
    > Add the chilies, cumin, cheese, salt, onions, and Half & Half to a double
    > boiler and warm it over a moderate heat, stirring it well until
    > everything is well blended together. Serve it with hot flour tortillas,
    > tostadas, chips or as a sauce for burritos, tacos or your favorite
    > Mexican dish.
    >
    > Michael


    Nice. Thanks!
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  18. #18
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:29:38 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm not normally a Velveeta fan; but, it makes a pretty darn good grilled
    > > cheese sandwich. I was told that it was the secret ingredient in
    > > Parkmoor's grilled chees sandwich; butter bread surrounding Velveeta,
    > > slapped on the grill with a bacon press on top. Made a thinner, crisper
    > > sandwich with that distinctive cheese flavor.

    >
    > Cheddar cheese, no matter how cheap, is too rich.


    The cheese I use most often is Monterey Jack...

    For snacking, my favorite is Cream Havarti, followed closely by Brie.
    Brie and roast beef wrapped in a rice wrapper is pure heaven!

    For soups? Imho Velveeta is superior due to it's melting properties!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Broccoli Soup for Lunch

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > lainie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Nov 13, 1:53*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > > In article <barbschaller-86D004.12363513112...@news.iphouse.com>,
    > > > *Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    > > Velveeta - I've never bought it. Is it somewhat similar to
    > > (philadelphia) cream cheese which also has a long life?

    >
    > It is nothing like cream cheese. It has less flavor than cream cheese
    > and is not spreadable at room temp as cream cheese is. I almost never
    > use the stuff (I almost always have cream cheese on hand) but I bought
    > it for something probably 4-6 months ago and I got tired of looking at
    > the yellow box in the fridge.


    But I'm betting it worked well and was tasty. :-)
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    *Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or
    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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