You may have noticed we had a rough week. Thankfully, escape is just around the corner — we’re Texas-bound for winter break. I’m hoping Grandpa Jack‘s margaritas and unlimited access to Tex-Mex will help dim the painful memory of the last few days.
Given our destination, I’ve got chile con queso — that fabulous, cheesy Tex-Mex fave — on my mind, and I think you should, too. Gooey cheese heals, people. I’m not saying it’s healthy, I’m saying it heals. I hope you find time to work this into your weekend or next week.
Here are some recipes to get you going:
This one is the chile con queso of my youth — the basic recipe made with Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes.
Homesick Texan — love her — makes a very appealing-looking, Velveeta-free more natural chile con queso. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to.
The Pioneer Woman has a revved up version, with sausage (!) and fresh jalapenos. I like the way she thinks.
And last, queso aside….
If you’re stuck in NYC for the break and searching for things to do, consider an outing to the New York Hall of Science — when was the last time you took the kids there? Admission is FREE on Sunday mornings and, once in, you can stay as long as you like. Good news on a cold or rainy day. (via TimeOut New York Kids)
(photo, and one more queso recipe: Muy Beuno Cookbook)