Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Velveeta, the Man Pleaser

Velveeta has been called many things through the years, but 'man pleaser' has to be low on its list of characteristics. This Better Homes and Gardens advertisement from October 1954 created a sensation with the introduction of five family recipes sure to please everyone: thrifty enough to satisfy the pocketbook, hearty enough for the hardworking husband, and wholesome enough for children and the calcium-depleted elderly! That makes Velveeta a winner, if you ask me!


When you serve this casserole of noodles, hard cooked eggs, and melted Velveeta, the only cries you'll hear at the dinner table will be cries for 'more!'


Who knew how gourmet Velveeta truly could be? Your table will feel a whole lot more cosmopolitan with Epicure's Chicken and Broccoli (it's like Chicken Divan... with Velveeta!) and the crowd-pleasing Party Special, a shrimp-Velveeta melt that will make your parties the hit of the social season!

Most importantly, just two ounces of Velveeta Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread has more calcium than a glass of milk!

10 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Ewwwwwwwww.

Erica said...

I guess Velveeta's assertion is that "men have no tastebuds and will eat anything that is sufficiently greasy"?

When you serve this casserole of noodles, hard cooked eggs, and melted Velveeta, the only cries you'll hear at the dinner table will be cries for 'more!' This might be true if you ignore the NO in NO MORE...

Head Bitch in Charge said...

Yum, a highly processed brick of melt-and-pour cheese "spread"! Interesting that they don't actually cook with it. "Just cover your typically bland cooking with it and you're a miracle worker!"

Erin said...

Haha this is amazing!

Maria said...

I hope you've all been eating your Velveeta!

Theresa said...

In reality, I can't ever remember eating Velveeta. But I sure to do like to mock it. I think I'll have to pick some up next time I'm at the store and give one of these recipes a try. I do like nacho cheese, and I suppose it's basically the same.
T

Maria said...

It's probably been twenty years since I've had Velveeta, but all I remember is the shock of discovering that it's nothing but a heavy brick and the furthest thing from what I considered to be cheese! I don't think I can seriously advocate Velveeta eating in good conscience!

Marie said...

I know some food snobs will roll their eyes when they hear this, but I think this looks good. I wouldn't make as a main dish, but I think it looks fun to make as a small side dish. I'm going to try it soon and serve maybe with some fried chicken.

Maria said...

There's nothing wrong with that, Marie! I'm definitely no food snob! (Although, I'm sorry, I do draw the line at peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches! :-D)

Anyway, you can always adapt older recipes to fit your (or more 'modern') tastes (like using a different type of cheeses instead of Velveeta, the old mainstay). If you did try any of the recipes, I hope they were good!

Amy M said...

Hmm.. I don't have it often but I do like Velveeta. I guess I like that it melts easily. I love just about any cheese. Yes, even cheese "product". :) YUM.. For real may add some to my shopping list.