Game Day Queso


It is once again that time of year, the air is turning cooler, soon the leaves will begin to change color, hunting season is just days away from kicking off and this weekend is the beginning to one of our greatest past times.  That’s right it’s football season and college football begins this Saturday.  I will be making my annual trip up “the hill” to see my beloved Razorbacks take to the gridiron.  Along with football comes watch parties and tailgating, and cheese dip is an all time classic game day food.  Here is my recipe for a household favorite in the Vick house, Game Day Queso.  This is a quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy any football game.  So, whip this up this football season and cheer your team on to victory (only if they aren’t playing the Hogs).

1 lb half a 32 oz block of Sharp Cheddar Velveeta chopped
1 can of mild Rotel
1 can of Hormel Chili no beans
7 Tbsp of Tostitos Queso Blanco dip medium or other Monterey jack and jalapeno pepper queso.
Combine all ingredients and melt in microwave or crock pot. Stir and serve with tortilla chips.

Crockpot Irish Beef Stew


3 bay leaves

2 pounds of beef stew meat

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 tsp of thyme

¼  teaspoon of rosemary

2 tbs of all-purpose flour

1 can of beef stock

1 cup of Guinness Stout

5-6 carrots sliced

4-5 potatoes chopped into bite size chunks

½ sweet onion chopped

2 celery stalks sliced

1 package of Lipton onion soup mix

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbs of parsley chopped



Combine all ingredients except for parsley and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Finally serve in soup bowl and top with chopped parsley.  For a great week night meal mix all ingredients and place in fridge over-night then simply pull out and plug in crock pot before leaving for work.

Copyright (C) 2012, Todd Vick