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(Boing Boing)   Is Velveeta a healthy food choice? "The gooey product has a permanent home in many Americans' panties"   (boingboing.net) divider line 119
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2013-01-19 06:17:16 PM
This is the best macaroni & cheese recipe (from James Beard) ever:

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Tabasco (or more to taste)
½ cup heavy cream or crème fraiche
½ pound macaroni elbows or double elbows
¾ pound grated Cheddar cheese

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Add the flour and stir it with a wooden spoon or spatula for around 3 minutes, until the roux is frothy and the taste of raw flour is gone. Meanwhile, heat the milk in another pan.  Add the warm milk gradually to the roux, stirring hard all the while.  Turn up the heat and cook, stirring, until the sauce is just at the boiling point.  Turn down the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.  Now add the pepper and Tabasco.  Don't be afraid of the Tabasco:  it will help to brig out the taste of the cheese.  Stir in the heavy cream or crème fraiche and simmer a little longer, until the flavors are blended.

Cook and drain the macaroni.

Mix three-quarters of the grated cheese into the simmering sauce.  As soon as it melts, combine it with the drained macaroni and pour it into a baking pan.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 to 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
 
2013-01-19 06:20:26 PM

GRCooper: MakerGrey: I'm really disappointed here. This was a perfect opportunity to have a good, old fashioned Lance Armstrong hating thread, seeing that the association with LA was part of TFA.

You read the TFA?

Adorable!

/:-)



I did. I think don't think that article would have made it to BB without the Lance Armstrong Foundation snafu at the top. Funny, within an hour of Xeni's post, the LAF banner was changed. The panties typo was still there.
 
2013-01-19 07:17:53 PM

rohar: 3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like this?


I make it for parties where there will be at least 10 people (usually closer to 20)... certainly not for smaller get-togethers!
 
2013-01-19 07:18:13 PM
Now with more Harvey Korman!

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2013-01-19 07:31:52 PM

LadyHawke: rohar: 3.5lbs of cheese dip? Really? In what universe do people come up with things like this?

I make it for parties where there will be at least 10 people (usually closer to 20)... certainly not for smaller get-togethers!


Whew! I looked at the pic in the profile, then thought 3.5lbs of cheese dip. Somehow I just couldn't put it together.

My go to is home made goat cream cheese with chillis. Make cream cheese from goat milk (helps if you have a heard of goats, I'm spoiled that way) add chillis, onions until you're at the limit of your tolerance, garlic and cumin don't hurt. Dip chips in it.
 
2013-01-19 08:54:29 PM
LadyHawke
Do you bring your own defibulator to the party?
 
2013-01-19 09:40:10 PM
It's Velveeta, versus cheddar. Our Velveeta, melts much better.
 
2013-01-19 09:57:58 PM

ChubbyTiger: ladyfortuna: FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.

You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...

(Hint: see alternative definitions for the word cracker.)


I'm a pro at ruining jokes. Also, it's true.
 
2013-01-19 10:10:20 PM
So it looks like Livestrong fixed the typo in the article, but not in one of their pages with a link to the article and the first few lines. Feast your eyes on the source, before somebody catches it: Link (scroll down about halfway)
 
2013-01-19 11:40:44 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.

Sriracha.


Do you apply it in the shower?
 
2013-01-20 12:02:22 AM
As Garrison Keillor says:   I don't know what's in Velveeta and I don't care to know.
 
2013-01-20 12:11:00 AM
I always feel ashamed when i buy shells and cheese.

/then I forlornly stare at the box of elbow mac in my pantry not wanting to put the effort into real food.
 
2013-01-20 12:42:35 AM
This thread reminded me of this commercial from back in the day.
 
2013-01-20 03:09:25 AM
One pound of Velveta
Ond can Rotels Tomatoes and Chiles
Nuke and Stir till smooth. Let cool for a few so it thickens a bit

Dip


// Also good with mixed in Jimmy Deans hot sausage
 
2013-01-20 05:05:33 AM
I remember seeing a recipe for fudge made with Velveeta. Why would someone do that?
 
2013-01-20 08:23:00 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Nina Haagen Dazs: L.D. Ablo: I prefer Miracle Whip in my panties.

Tartar sauce for me please.

Sriracha.


Cock sauce and panty whip. We're done here.
 
2013-01-20 10:45:19 AM

ladyfortuna: ChubbyTiger: ladyfortuna: FloydA: ladyfortuna:

Wegmans keeps it in the cracker aisle,

This ethnic food trend has gone too far.

You haven't seen the Wegmans cracker aisle (aka the Nabisco marketing section); there are like 20 types of Cheezits, for example, and 15 or so of Triscuit. I think there are cookies on the other end but I'm not allowed to buy those (personal choice)...

(Hint: see alternative definitions for the word cracker.)

I'm a pro at ruining jokes. Also, it's true.


:)
What the hell, we all do it.
 
2013-01-20 10:48:31 AM

Teufelaffe: ChubbyTiger: Velveeta I'd pretty far away from being cheese in almost every sense. It doesn't even contain cheese. It's a mixture of dairy stuffs, but that's about it.

Velveeta ingredients:
Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate, salt, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid, sodium alginate, sodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal, annatto, cheese culture.

Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar ingredients:
Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, potato starch, corn starch, calcium sulfate, Natamycin

You were saying?


Cheese is largely about process and proportion of ingredients, rather that just a list. Velveeta isn't necessarily bad, it's just not cheese.
 
2013-01-20 03:26:54 PM
Im not gonna hate on people who like Velveeta, i dont care for it at all myself, and i know how to properly melt real cheese for a similar effect, but its a shortcut that im not going to disparage people who are making a quick and simple dip,

But holy shiat, velveeta white knights. Now ive seen everything.

/but no, its not by any stretch of the imagination, or definition, technical or legal, cheese
//nttawwt
 
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