Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who Moved My Velveeta?

As of late I do not go into a grocery store very often. Since finding ALDI, I run in and grab a gallon of milk and a bag of chicken and that's it. I wanted to join one of those farm community things earlier this spring, but the cost was prohibitive considering it was only me (with the Memphis situation looming large). So I realized that I could shun the Walmart and Kroger produce aisle and with a conscience free of guilt shop with abandon at the Farmers market and Paul's Fruit Market.

Yet, I still must go to Walmart and grab the essentials.  Usually I'll keep a running list of things I need and I always fail to grab it on the way out the door. What that means is as I run through the store I am trying to recreate that absent list! Bottled water, laundry detergent, Crystal light etc. etc. etc.

Heading towards the check out counter, after three (three!!!) return trips down the aisles I realized I had forgotten cheese! Damn!! I must have cheese.

And there it was in the, piled high in "action alley" calling to my inner child with a yellow comforting beacon.

Velveeta!

I tossed the two pound brick into the jumble of items in my basket and felt a surge of pleasure at the sheer recklessness of my decision! I remembered those oozing cheesey margarine soaked artery clogging grilled sandwiches my Mom use to make for us kids on those days when school was called off due to snow. I love my Mother dearly, but that woman can not cook! And her grill cheese sandwiches, usually burnt on one side and undercooked on the flip were delicious.

Ah, Velveeta! How I've missed you.

3 comments:

chatalicious said...

How I love a good grilled cheese with a slice of tomato. If I want to throw all caution to the wind I might toss a few slices of bacon on as well! Why else would God have invented stents? lol

mtrib2 said...

My favorite Velvetta is with Rotel's canned tomatoes and Nacho's. Though it has been many years, so I don't remember exactly what is in Rotel's, the spiceyness and cheese is a great dip heated up together. I am slowly getting around to people as I am not on the computer much. Too much to explain. I will copy this in case a high traffic volume on Blogger cancel's my comment and I will email it to you. mark

Connie Peterson said...

Good morning. Thank you for stopping at my blog. I agree about no news about Kennedy - I didn't see anything on the national news, either - but then, I don't watch it much!!

I love Velveeta!!! I cannot live without it! I know it is not "cheese" and it is not really good for you, but I need it for macaroni and cheese, my granddaughter's favorite food. I put it in my cream soups for a cheesy soup. I used sliced American cheese for my grilled cheese sandwiches but once in a while I use Velveeta for the sandwiches.

Blessings/