Monday, February 21, 2011

White Queso

We are back from TEXAS! We had a great visit at both Baylor and Texas A & M. We have several other colleges on our radar to visit this spring. Such fun!

It was 80 degrees on our drive from College Station, TX to the airport in Dallas. When we arrived in Omaha last night, it was like 22 degrees - 18 degrees when we woke up this morning. While we were glad to be home and we love Omaha, we loved being in Texas.

I decided to make something warm and cozy. This white queso is yummy. I have seen it made with a variety of white cheeses and you can make it as hot as you want. My girls loved it. I do think it needs some milk in it to keep it from hardening so quickly. Once again, be creative when you make White Queso! Also, I just asked the deli counter to cut me a 1 lb chunk of white American cheese.

White Queso

1/2 cup chopped onion ( or more)
1/2 stick butter
1 lb. white American cheese
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 cup diced pickled jalepenos ( or more )
1 small can evaporated milk
tortilla chips

Gently melt butter on medium heat and saute onion til tender. Add green chilies and jalepenos and saute for about another minute. In the meantime, cube your cheese and put this with the milk in a microwave save bowl - microwaving at 1 minute intervals until melted (this can also be done on the stovetop) Add the butter, chilie, jalepeno mixture about half way thru melting. Once melted and warm, serve with tortilla chips.

*May need to serve on warming plate or in a chafing dish to keep soft
* feel free to make this even more decadent but adding more butter


Anonymous said...

this would make for a great afternoon snack, can I come over??

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Val said...

My oldest daughter is addicted to this dip!!! I love it too. I love all of your recipes!!! Happy Tuesday!