Nowadays, families are spending less time eating out and more time at the dinner table. With our busy schedules, we’re looking for no hassle recipes that our families will love. That’s why the makers of VELVEETA are encouraging families to VELVEETA it!-to create a dish that is quick and easy but a guaranteed home run at the dinner table!
To showcase the versatility, taste, and convenience of VELVEETA, they decided to team up with five Mom Bloggers, also known as the “VELVEETA It! Kitchenistas” who will serve up 25 recipe ideas over the course of five weeks from September 28, 2009 to October 30, 2009.
Visitors to Velveetakitchenistas.com can meet the Kitchenistas, check out their ideas, and have the opportunity to enter a daily qualified sweepstakes for a chance to win a VELVEETA It! Prize package, complete with a $25.00 grocery gift card, Cuisinart skillet, Velveeta cookbook, loaf saver, and product coupon!
I’m ONE OF THE KITCHENISTAS!!!
I’ll be over at VELVEETA It! on Thursdays where I’ll be hosting Tasty Traditions Thursdays, sharing stories and tips for family traditions that center around the kitchen and how you can make new traditions with your family! Some time during this month VELVEETA It! will bring you my original recipe which I developed with busy schedules in mind!
I’ll also be answering questions and talking with readers on Thursdays at Velveeta’s Facebook page. Special thanks to Velveeta for this amazing opportunity and special thanks to you all for making Southern Plate such a wonderful community that great companies such as Velveeta want to reach out to!
I’ve partnered with VELVEETA to serve as one of five VELVEETA it! Kitchenistas. I’ve been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about my cooking experiences, tips and advice at Velveetakitchenistas.com; developing one VELVEETA-based recipe; and hosting “office hours” on the VELVEETA Facebook page. I have also been compensated for the food purchased for my VELVEETA recipe. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
And NOW for a Velveeta favorite from my childhood, My Mama’s Macaroni and Cheese!
My sainted mother made her special homemade mac and cheese this past Easter and took all of these photos so that I could bring it to you. I have had so many readers asking for Mama’s recipe!
- Macaroni pasta
- and a wee bit of salt and pepper
If possible, don’t tell your family you are making this. Whenever I do they tromp in and out of the kitchen over and over and over wanting to know when its done. I prefer to SPRING it on ‘em!
SURPRISE! I made Grandmama’s Mac and Cheese!!!!!
- While you are assembling your cheese sauce, boil your pasta according to package directions and cooking until almost done.
Cube your Velveeta and fill a cereal bowl with it. Mama’s original recipe calls for a Corelle bowl filled with Velveeta. Of course, we measured it for this post and that is about two cups. You’ll find a lot of “two’s” in this recipe so it should be easy to remember once you make it a time or two! ~giggles and wonders if you caught that..~
Honestly, life is so much nicer when you are easily amused!
In the dish you are going to bake your Mac and Cheese in, place two tablespoons of margarine and melt that in the microwave
Add two tablespoons of flour and stir
Isn’t it neat that Mama has the date on her camera? I turned mine off because I was never organized to keep the thing on the right date…
Salt and pepper to taste. If you want a starting point, I’d go for a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 of a teaspoon of pepper.
Stir in two cups milk.
Pour in cheese cubes. Place this in the microwave and heat for thirty to forty five seconds, then stir.
Repeat this until you have a smooth and creamy sauce.
Pour in drained macaroni and stir.
Bake at 350 for about twenty minutes (another two there).
Call out that it’s ready and prepare for the stampede!
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
~Mother Teresa (Submitted by Southern Plate Reader, Mary)