Do y'all remember the song by Alanis Morissette "Isn't It Ironic"?
Well with that in mind, Isn't it ironic that the girl that can tell you the top 10 Best Queso Restaurants in DFW would end up finding out she's lactose intolerant?
Yep. Funny, huh. Now don't feel sorry for me because that's nothing compared to other things and I now I feel great! Just a jolt in the ole' diet because I find nothing wrong with sharing a block of cheddar and some Ritz crackers while catching up with good friends. Which by the way my favorite line from Liz Lemon in "30 Rock" is "I just want to go home and watch the show about midgets and eat a block of cheddar cheese". Gotta love it!
So, I've had an inkling for over a year and a half when I had some funky digestive stuff going on and my doctor started speculating that I might not be a diary fan and my reply was "You're a meanie" and "I hate you". Okay so I waited till I got in my car to say that. But I lived in my denial cave for a while and slowly cut back. My apologizes to the mean things I said about that doctor in my car.
I also have stubborn written on my forehead.
I'm also asking my family reading this to please ignore the fact that I actually asked to smell the bowl of queso they were about to dive into on our latest mexican dinner out. How sweet they were to oblige and then describe each bite.
But, as I'm clearing out my recipe book and I thought I could at least pass on the cheesy joy with y'all. So, please take these recipes and make them for your family. They were some of my favorites. Just come back and tell me what they taste like.
The Best Mac & Cheese
This stuff on a block of cream cheese
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Potatoes- perfect as an Easter side (hint hint)
1/2 cup butter melted
2 cups herb-seasoned croutons, crushed
32 oz. frozen southern-style diced hash browns thawed
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 chopped onion
1/4 tsp. pepper
10 3/4 oz. condensed cream of mushroom soup
5.2 oz. of garlic and herb spreadable cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 13 x9 baking dish. Mix 1/4 cup of melted butter and the crushed croutons. Set aside. In a large bowl mix the rest of melted butter along with the remaining ingredients. Spread into baking dish. Bake for 40 min. then sprinkle crouton mixture and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Sausage Queso- my fav!!
1 lb. of pork sausage
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese blocks
1 can of rotel
Cook sausage or if you prefer ground beef instead until brown. Drain. Then add cream cheese, Rotel and sausage to a crock pot on low heat until melted. Grab some tortilla chips and enjoy.
I'm not going to lie I might indulge in a Cheez-It or two!