Recently at the end of the month, I was looking in the pantry for dinner inspiration and pulled out exactly 4 items we had on hand:
- Potatoes--we had a few of the microwaved variety. I have always been a baked potato snob--oven only, please. But, one day curiosity (and a good sale at the market) got the best of me and I bought a few to try. My eyes have been opened to a fast alternative. Totally easy--pop 'em in the microwave for about 10-12 minutes until soft on the outside. I usually cook 3-4 at the same time.
- Velveeta--small block, cubed
- Hormel Chili (we use the "no beans" variety at this house)
While the potatoes are doing their thing in the microwave, combine the Velveeta, Hormel, and Rotel in a medium-sized pot and warm on low until the cheese is melted. Be sure to stir as needed to avoid burning the bottom.
Once the potatoes are soft--slice and pour the cheese dip on top. You can also add a little green onions, sour cream, etc as garnish. FYI--it's also extremely delightful with tortilla chips. Game food, anyone?
While it may not top the "healthy" charts, it's a crowd pleaser around here, inexpensive, and very quick to throw together in a pinch.
Warm and full bellies on a busy Monday?
I'll make it.