I am slowly replacing many processed items that fill my cabinets and fridge. My cabinets are emptying out of the many boxes of convienence foods that were once a staple at our table.
I used the last of our velveeta 3 weeks ago. Velveeta was always around in this house. One of my favorites is velveeta and rotel…yummmm. Velveeta was also the key ingredient in the mac and cheese that I made for the kids. I have been attempting many different versions of mac and cheese. I love noodles and I love cheese so I loved all of the recipes. The kids not so much. Once velveeta left our kitchen my kids were certainly not pleased. I decided to take on the task of making our own Velveeta. I found a recipe and off I went!
Here is what you need:
8 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup almost boiling water
3 tablespoons of instant dry milk
1/2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
Here is what you do:
Line a bowl or dish with foil (you could use plastic wrap as well), enough to also cover the top of the dish when filled. Set aside.
To a blender, add the hot water, instant milk, and gelatin. Mix until the gelatin has dissolved. Next, add the grated Cheddar cheese and blend until it is a liquid.
Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with the plastic wrap and chill overnight before you take it out of the mold.
I bought the cheese on BOGO so the cost of the cheese really isn’t any more than Velvetta…it may even be less. And it did pass the taste test performed by my kids.
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