Wednesday, May 2, 2012

GCC Shopping Trip

I bought Velveeta which is a big deal because, generally the whole concept of Velveeta disgusts me.   I can't stand the thought of "cheese-product".  I know some of you are diehard fans but, yuk.  Then I found a few recipes this week that were supposed to be amazingly good so I thought I'd give it a try and see what all the fuss was about.  Who knows, I just might change my mind.  (shiver)


2 bags tortilla chips $4.36
2 cans diced tomatoes $1.51
ranch dip mix $.38
tortillas $1.38
gallon milk $2.89
Velveeta $5.78
bleach $.75
vegetable oil $2.28
4 lbs of strawberries $7.76
deli roast beef $4.99
refried beans $1.92
vegetarian refried beans $.88
bananas $1.37
pinto beans $.65
chili beans $.65
evaporated milk $.78
basil $.98
apples $3.11
salsa $3.98
tomatoes $1.53
pineapple $1.96
Monterrey jack cheese $5.56
cucumber $.48
2 cans sweetened condensed milk $3.08
cheddar cheese $5.56
grapes $6.20
2 butterscotch pudding $1.88
ground turkey $3.38
olives $.98

Grand Total $77.01


mdoe37 said...

Hi, I'm Mdoe37 and, yes, I admit that I have cheese type food product in my fridge.

Velveeta is one of those seductively weird food products. But does melt in certain dishes so much better and gives a texture that real cheese won't.

Roxie700 said...

I grew up eating Velveeta chesse. My grandmother was an amazing cook and she used Velveeta in her mac and cheese, her cheese and rice, and her cheesey potatoes. She would not settle for store brand either. She was frugal to her bones but it had to be Velveeta cheese for my grandfather's meals...the rest of us were lucky to get some, she cooked for him...big smile as I remember that.
It is not a cheese I would just slice and eat on crackers but it is good in cooking. It melts well and does not get stringy.

Kathryn said...

I don't like the idea of "processed cheese", but it is a cheap and easy way to flavor up anything you can melt it in and does melt better than regular cheese.