OK my friends, I feel like I've been holding out on you. I have a confession. It's been almost a year since I found a really great homemade, real food queso recipe and the only reason I haven't shared it yet is because every time I made it I got lost in my love for queso and forgot to either take pictures at all or finish taking them. I got myself together and now you too can make killer queso at home. Here's the thing with me and queso, it's probably one of the more disgusting processed foods I've ever loved. Nasty, I know, but there was a time (not so super long ago) when I declared my love for orange cheese dust as well. Lucky for me, the more you stay away from these things (because nothing good can come from them), the more your tastes will change. Seriously, the last two times I had a Dorito (and they were always my favorite) I was a little put off. I thought they were way to salty and frankly just not that great. It surprised me, but rather than keep eating them anyways I stopped and thought "Yay! I won't crave these again or feel bad that I pigged out on them!". It was a good feeling. The same hold true for the queso. I've always liked it. It was like a comfort food indulgent snack. Since I found this recipe though, two things have happened. 1) I can appreciate how gross a jar of store bought queso really is and 2) I don't have it very often (not that I ate it often before but..) because I'm not just opening a jar and turning on the microwave. I'm chopping and stirring and cooking. Next time you want to put out snacks for the game consider some homemade goodies like salsa, guacamole and this Chile Con Queso from Eating Well. Did I mention this cuts out a ton of calories and fat from store or restaurant queso's? That's another bonus.
Eating Well and feel a little better about having that snack during the game (or whatever. I've got March Madness on the brain!!).