Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It Really Should Be So Much Easier...

So lately I have started to feel pretty good about myself. (Which if you know me, is totally out of the ordinary.) Since Jeff has started his gluten-free lifestyle (trust me, it's WAY more than just a diet!), I have had to become more creative in the kitchen and have had to learn to make a lot more things from scratch. Gone are the days of coming home and just throwing a pizza in the oven or baking up some frozen chicken tenders.

But last night I had a major blow to my self-esteem. It seems there is at least one thing that I am just simply not good at. Wait, that's an understatement. I flat out can't do it. What is this incredibly hard task I cannot accomplish, you may ask...

Melting Cheese. 


Last night I wanted to make this Mexican dish that is just cheesy rice and chicken (think Is Special if you are familiar with Puerto's here in BG). I have tried it with Tostito's queso dip, but it's just a little too spicy for my taste. I've tried it with shredded Mexican cheese, but that gets all stringy. So last night I tried it with a block of Mexican cheese. I tried melting it in the microwave. Not good. I added milk. Still not good. So I put it in the skillet with the chicken. It cooked the cheese, but did not melt it. Weird, I know. I wish I had taken a picture. It was just a big blob of cooked cheese. 

You would think it would be so simple. I've learned how to bake my own bread and cook chili without a mix and have even given up cream-of-anything soups (formerly a staple of all of my recipes!), but I just can't melt cheese. 

Any ideas??? 


  1. 1. Ask someone at a mexican restaurant how to make their white cheese.
    2. Google it?
    3. Scour the latino section at wal-mart and see if they sell anything that helps??

    ps. i love that you are blogging!

  2. and I super love this new blog background!!!!