I feel like I could retitle this post: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Good: This Queso (ermergerd, get in mah bellay!)
The Bad: The Food ’n Flix Movie this month (so so bad!)
The Ugly: Photo of delicious queso (Geez Louise, what was I thinking?)
Let’s start with the bad.
The premise is that Joanna comes home from vacation having fallen in love at first sight with John. However, it is controversial since it is an inter-racial relationship…in the 60’s.
Throughout the movie the dads are made out to be the “bad guys” men who preach tolerance but have trouble blessing the engagement and marriage of their children.
But here’s the thing – throughout the entire movie, neither dad is upset about the inter-racial marriage, both say, over and over again that the kids are going too fast.
Joanna is young and John lost his first wife and child to a tragic accident not long before. And they met a week ago and they’re getting married – it’s too fast. And that’s the actual issue. Not that she white and he’s African American – no!
The real problem here is that the met a week ago and plan to get married straight away and demand a blessing from their parents or they’ll be miserable forever! I mean, how selfish can you be?
Yet the movie is heavy handed and self-congratulatory (especially the mom characters) about the inter-racial relationship. It was just an awful movie.
And completely cheesy.
See what I did there?
There was very little actual food in a movie with dinner in the title. But it was super cheesy, so I made some queso – cheese at its finest!
I actually made the queso for the Superbowl. I failed to plan ahead but then Hubs and I really wanted queso, so I decided to work with the ingredients I had on hand. And it was pretty delicious, if I do say so myself!
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour
2 cups lowfat milk
3 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes and diced chilis
¼ cup hot salsa, optional
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, allowing it to thicken between additions.
Stir in cheese, whisking until melted. Stir in diced tomatoes. Taste, adding salsa to taste as desired.
Homemade Queso #foodnflix Perfect for the SuperBowl, game day or for super cheesy movie marathons!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups lowfat milk
- 3 cups cheddar jack cheese, shredded
- 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and chilis
- 1/4 cup hot salsa
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, allowing it to thicken between additions.Stir in cheese, whisking until melted. Stir in diced tomatoes. Taste, adding salsa to taste as desired.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 cups