Monday, June 21, 2010

A to Z Monday
....the edible edition

Brought to you this week by the letter V  as in

Velveeta.....a pasteurized cheese productish.

Now, Grandma J isn't a big fan of Velveeta, but she does know people who worship at the alter of Velveeta.  And seriously?  A zillion people are right there with them.  Grandma J will take you on a tour of this nutritious binding gooo tasty food stuff.  




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This 1928 ad is the oldest one Grandma J could find.   Don't know what happened to the Phenix part of the Kraft Corp.



But, by the 1930's this foil wrapped food product was the hottest thing since sliced cheese.



Velveeta was being served by all women in the know.   And it made their husbands feel so suspicious as to how the heck they kept this cheese so fluid!



By the 1950's mothers all across the country knew that nothing was better for their little tykes than Velveeta.   Unless it was last weeks Uncola.



So they were whipping up yummy meals like this one with apples, bacon, toast and Velveeta.



Of course nothing could out do this Velveeta favorite.




Over the years, Velveeta morfed into  a plethora of products and various flavors...........






Fast and easy too.......




This is NOT a Velveeta dish....but it could be.   Have you ever seen anything so um, disgusting yummy?


Now, go check out all the other V foods at A to Z Mondays, hosted by Jen at unglazed!


19 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

OMG!!!! Do I ever want that velveeta custard pie!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Velveeta. I don't like the placement of that little boy's hand, but then I'm very PC.

Colin

Mildred said...

PLETHORA again....funny! I love Velveeta on or in anything - even an onion!!!!!! Have a great day.

Cassie said...

I hate to think what it has done to my arteries over the years, but let's be honest...Velveeta rocks! Throw a jar of salsa, a can of green chilis and a little evaporated milk on it & put it in the crock pot for several hours and you have the best chili con queso ever!! Now I'm cravin' me some fake Mexican food!!

Cassie said...

ps-Whoever Colin is, he's a hoot!! Must be related to you.

Jen said...

Happy Monday Grma J!
Great V word and taking us down memory lane. Just remember don't go down the cheese isle in the dairy case at the grocery looking for this stuff, it isn't there.

Ann said...

Thanks for visit.

While I was reading your post, I wonder if it is the same as what we call chedder cheese. I googled search and sure it is.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Velveeta should be ashamed at itself...posing as real cheese.
Pffffttttt.

Deb said...

My husband thinks Velveeta is a real cheese. Now melt it with a little Rotel and I am in heaven.

Question for you...almost sure about Blog Fest. Heard you were going. Are you flying through Atlanta? Which airport is your final destination?

Email me, please. Maybe we can figure something out!

deeswyt@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

Nothing like a brick of "processed cheese food" to start your day! I wonder if the 20's version tasted the same as today's version?

Daisy said...

My mom bought Velveeta when I was a kid. We loved the grilled cheese sandwiches she made from it. I don't ever buy it myself though. HA! Happy Monday,Grandma J! :)

big hair envy said...

Velveeta Custard Pie? It's official. I've seen it all!

Daryl said...

Melt the Velveeta in a double boiler and add macaroni to it .. OR .. melt it and add a can of El Paso salsa ... sigh ...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Yep its the best! I loves me some Velveeta!
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Ben said...

having just visited Wisconsin, I don't even need to think about "chesse product-ish" (love the term). But while in grad school, we even went a step below that with something called "Chef's Delight". It was NOT.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The "velveeta custard pie" sounds like code for something that accompanies Montezuma's Revenge. Kaopectate will be of no help in shituations such as these.

TSannie said...

I am one of the strange folks that thinks Velveeta is the BOMB. It horrifies my mother to this day.

Life with Kaishon said...

Sometimes I crave it. Isn't that weird. I mean, what is to crave about a glowing yellow smooshy cheese? Only a weirdo would want that : )

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh my goodness! "Velveeta Crusted Pie"! It was probably good... just sounds WRONG.
And Velveeta and Saltines, don't forget the salt? Bloat much? BWAHAHAHA!
You always find the best stuff, GrandmaJ!