Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spicy Queso Yo






When I first named this blog I got nervous after a few weeks. I thought to myself, my name is too long. My name is too weird, I am going to scare away people without kids and make the foodies reject me for the kid element. Then Indigo bit me (literally), and I came back to reality (seriously how old am I to be debating the name for 2 hours?!!) - the name works.









But…always a but!




Lately I have thought a few other names would work here too. Let’s see what they are.


1. The “I just potty trained my daughter now where is my trip to Hawaii blog”

2. The “OMG is it Monday again, why is it always Monday again blog”
    Seriously..it is always Monday!

3. The “Why can’t I pay someone else to work out for me blog” You could be rich if working out was your thing.

4. The “I copy everything that the Pioneer Woman Does Blog” That one fits the most today, girlfriend makes the kind of food I adore.








INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed from Pioneer Woman
{Printable Recipe}

• 32 ounces, weight Velveeta Cheese Loaf
• 10 ounces, weight Rotel
• 1 pound Jimmy Dean Hot Breakfast Premium Pork Sausage
• 7 ounces, weight Chopped Green Chilies
• 1 whole Yellow Onion
• 1 whole Jalapeno, or more to taste (I left this out for the little one, still plenty of heat!)









DIRECTIONS

Dice the onion. Using a nonstick sprayed skillet, cook sausage and onions until brown, stirring occasionally. Once browned, drain some of the fat from the skillet.


Cube Velveeta loaf. Add cubes to browned sausage and onion mixture. Add can of Rotel (juice and all), can of green chilies (juice and all), and stir over low heat. It will take almost 10 minutes for everything to get all nice & MELTY.









Now if you please you can chop up a jalapeno and add that into the mix, I had my little ones taste buds to think about so I skipped that. The Queso was still plenty hot, and oh so tasty. We ate only 1/3rd of it and saved the rest in 2 ziplog bags. Easily Freezable.




36 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Well, we ALL love pioneer woman. :)

But I like the other name too. Every mommy deserve a trip to Hawaii after potty training.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great Pioneer Woman recipe! It looks so scrummy.

I like the name of your blog. Mine is also long and weird... ;-P

Cheers,

Rosa

Siggy Spice said...

DANG IT! Why didn't I think of a Hawaii trip for ME when we got them potty trained?!?! We took THEM to Disney. That was the big bribe all along....but perhaps had I bribed myself with Hawaii...well, I could have had it done in 13 hours flat I am sure, lol!

Sarah said...

My kids love Queso dip in all of it's many forms. Perhaps I should try this one. I love the name of your blog. How could you resist with that face and curly locks?

Yummy Mummy said...

I feel you on the Hawaii thing. And the Pioneer Woman thing ;) But I LOVE the name of your blog. Indigo is such an awesome name.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

You just used Rotel. AKA: I love you forever and ever. Going to college in Texas, I practically bathed in queso, except back when we made it, it was simply melted Velveeta with a can of Rotel and a big bag of Tostitos. You just kicked it up a notch and for that I salute you.

Now send me a big ol' batch of that.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

YUM! I make the same thing but use 2 blocks of cream cheese instead of the velveeta. It's what I'm required to bring if any of our friends have a party!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

The beautiful thing is your blog is every bit as entertaining - without all the other 'stuff' to sort through! And it just wouldn't be the same without the name. I adore the name of your little girl. Might have to steal it from you one day... ;)

Sue said...

WOW, this looks amazing! You could also name your blog "I Will Make You Laugh" because you always do:)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Can I just come to your house for a day. You are such an amazing cook.

xo

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

this looks amazing. i wish i was eating it right now!!! i usually read you in reader so i just saw your new header and i love it!

Rosemary said...

I love your name -- like you, unique and special. (And I'm a big Pioneer Woman fan, too.) Did I tell you I made your sliders and they were a hit?

Holly said...

Right now I love the paying someone to workout blog name;) This dip looks awesome-Love PW's recipes!!

Lizzy said...

When BOTH you and the PW blog about the same dish, I know it's a winner!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That dip looks so good! I guess there are a lot of us who could call our blog Recipes from Pioneer woman :)

teresa said...

YUM-MEE! i make a dip similar to this every new year, and i LOVE it! i love the sausage and green chiles, delicious!

Maranda said...

I love your blog's name! If it helps, I seem to always wonder and fret about my blog's name too. I mean, who understands Jolts & Jollies?? It has meaning to me and that's what is important. If your name has meaning to you...that's all that matters!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Queso rocks! I love your blog name- it suits your blog! (Who am I to be talking about weird blog names anyway?) And I love Indigo's curls. :)

Monet said...

Smile. I love the Pioneer Woman too...and I also love your blog (and queso, of course) Thank you for sharing with me...and for your kind and uplifting words over the past few days. Your presence has brought me joy and comfort.

Pam said...

I want the "why can't someone work out for me blog"

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

I didn't know it!
Very interesting recipe
Have a nice week end, Barbara

Jenn said...

I love queso...and the Pioneer Woman... and the why can't someone work out for me blog!!! :)

Roxan said...

Haha, I don't have any kids but I can imagine what an accomplishment it is to potty train! One of my past coworkers said it was a "raise" because she didn't have to spend money on diapers anymore. That always stuck with me for some reason!
This queso dip looks aaaaamazing. I'm starving right now and could dive into that bowl.

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

I always enjoy your take on a PW recipe! My family wouldn't pass this dip up either. Oh, and I thought a trip to Hawaii is mandatory after potty training ;o)

jaimeb said...

I didn't know that Hawaii was part of the potty training gig... yay! Shae and I will see you there in a few days!

I flippin' LOVE queso dip. Why didn't it ever occur to me to make it with pig?! LOVE MORE.

Have a great weekend, Furla and Mizz Indigo Joule!
~Jaime

Allison said...

I LOVE queso dip, and I'm always making Pioneer Woman's recipes. I totally understand. Love it! And congrats on getting Indigo potty trained!!

Val said...

I love this recipe...I mean deep love!!

Michael Toa said...

This post made me giggle :)
Hawaii does sound like fun. The queso dip looks deeeliiiciiious. I got chips, yes. Pass the bowl please.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Jennifer when I'm being a total dork I mimic the "Yo" of my generation. At the weirdest times, because I always thought it was so dorky it was funny.

You are so fun! I love love love the picture of all the queso ingredients piled up in the pan. I've been thinking about making queso for weeks, now you've convinced me.

Laura

baking.serendipity said...

I love your sense of humor and all your alternate titles...especially the one about Mondays. It seems like it's always Monday in my world too...and I've never quite come to understand it. I think making this dip on Monday for dinner would be a great start to the week and ease a little of the Monday yuck. Thanks for the recipe!

Chris said...

I thought your title was a reference to gas chromatography mass spectrometry test of sugar and that it yielded an indigo color. Ok, I'm kidding.

Love the cheese sausage dip!

XingyMingy said...

Haha, love the recipe, love the story. I originally called my blog 'in the Kitchen' then changed it cos I thought it was boring. Then I had to do a post about why I decided to change it, and it got very confusing... anyway, I know how you feel. WHY IS IT MONDAY AGAIN???

I think I might eat some chips, and cheesy meaty chilli dips, now.

Nachiketa said...

can totally relate to what ure saying about the naming... could call myself “I copy everything that the 'Deeba of Passionate about Baking' does Blog”

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Eliana said...

Hmmm - this is one darn good lookin dip!

Jessica said...

Yuuuuuummy! I adore queso -- how did I miss it on PW? See, it's great that you shared this, otherwise I don't think I'd ever have found it. I love all of your cute blog names, too! Including the current one. ;-)

Allison said...

Those are all great names! Haha. This dip looks great.