Monday, October 21, 2013

Easy RO*TEL Queso Dip & $100 Visa Giveaway

This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods and Kraft Foods and BlogHer.

Easy Ro*Tel Queso Dip & Giveaway | My Life as a Mrs

Tis’ the season for all things fall… including FOOTBALL! Now, one thing you will know about me is that I honestly could not care less about the actual football game, but I DO love a great football party because of the plethora of munchies that go along with it.

Finger foods are my all-time favorite and football games and finger foods go hand in hand. Am I right? (That’s a rhetorical question)

Fall is not only a time for football but also a time for nostalgia. It’s the time of year that gets me thinking about all of my favorite memories from childhood. When you combine this nostalgia with football, my brain immediately thinks of none other than the famous queso dip with creamy VELVEETA® & RO*TEL® zesty tomatoes and chilies! My mom has been making the deliciously simple dip since I was a kid, and I’ve carried on the tradition in my own home! I mean hello, I was born loving all things cheesy and spicy, after all! This dip is my kryptonite, as in I have ZERO self control around it! 😉

Easy Ro*Tel Queso Dip & Giveaway | My Life as a Mrs The key to throwing an awesome game day party is having a good variety of delicious eats for your guests! But how do you work out the logistics of that without wanting to pull your hair out?

Tip #1: Keep it simple! Think of a mix of things that you can make ahead (Veggie Tray with homemade Blue Cheese and/or Ranch Dressing), throw in the Crock pot (Cocktail Meatballs), carry-out from your favorite takeout restaurant (a big order of buffalo wings), and simple dips to throw together  (This easy 2-ingredient Zesty Queso dip)!

Tip #2:  Plan ahead. Break up tasks for different days so the actual game day isn’t overwhelming. I like to do my grocery shopping 2 days before an event and then prep or make anything that holds well in the refrigerator the day before (like cutting up the veggies and making the dressings, for instance). I also like to set out the trays and platters that I will be using and label them with Post-it notes.

Tip #3: Make a schedule. I find that if I write out a schedule for the day of the party, it helps keeps me on track to get all the food out on the table when guests arrive (and ensures that my pregnancy brain doesn’t forget anything!).

 Easy Ro*Tel Queso Dip & Giveaway | My Life as a Mrs

The next time you have friends over for Game Day, don’t forget to pick up some VELVEETA & RO*TEL diced tomatoes with green chilies and make this SIMPLE dip that will have your guests scraping the bowl clean!

Just 2 ingredients: chop, pour, microwave, stir and serve! Seriously, it doesn’t get easier than that!

Another cool fact (you may have seen the commercials on tv!) is that the VELVEETA and RO*TEL Quesobago is making a cross country road trip and stopping at some of the biggest football rivalry games, offering samples of their famous Queso dip! You can find their tour schedule here along with some other Queso recipes featuring these 2 simple ingredients! If that wasn’t enough, you could also enter for a chance to win a party featuring the awesome Quesobago! Yes, Please! November 30th, it will be making a stop in my home state for the mega-rival game between University of Florida & Florida State! Look out Gainesville! Queso is coming your way! 🙂

Disclaimer: I have been selected by ConAgra Foods and Kraft Foods and to be a spokesperson for the RO*TEL and VELVEETA Queso for All campaign. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own.

Easy Ro*Tel Queso Dip & Giveaway | My Life as a Mrs

Now for the GIVEAWAY Details: What makes Queso the perfect party dip? Leave your comment below for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. If you crave more Queso, check out their site for the Quesobago tour schedule, Famous Queso Dip Recipe and a chance to enter the sweepstakes for the ultimate football party!  

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This sweepstakes runs from 10/21/13 – 11/24/13.

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283 Responses to “Easy RO*TEL Queso Dip & $100 Visa Giveaway”

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    Lacey Burd — November 11, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    I love queso for parties because it’s so incredibly easy to make!

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    Thomas Murphy — November 11, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    queso is the perfect party dip because everyone likes it and it goes with lots of things.

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    Thomas Murphy — November 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

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    Sand — November 11, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    It’s perfect because it’s delicious!

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    Anna Pry — November 11, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    Spicy, cheesy ooey-gooey, and enough for everyone makes it good for parties

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    Anna Pry — November 11, 2013 @ 5:02 pm


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    Tabathia B — November 11, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    Queso goes with so many different types of snacks for dips such as wings and chips and it’s good

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    addrienne mertens — November 11, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    its simple to make..and tastes great..perfect for parties

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    addrienne mertens — November 11, 2013 @ 5:34 pm


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    Tabathia B — November 11, 2013 @ 5:40 pm


    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Erica Best — November 11, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    who does like cheese dip at a party

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    Erica Best — November 11, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

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    Sarah L — November 11, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    Queso is the perfect party dip because it’s so easy to make and you can add things if you want to change it up a bit.

    Thanks for the contest.

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    Sarah L — November 11, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

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    Tarissa — November 11, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    It’s such a versatile dip, because you can add in any ingredients you may have on hand!

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    Whitney — November 11, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Queso is a great party dip because it’s easy to make and a good crowdpleaser

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    Whitney — November 11, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

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    Rosey — November 11, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    It’s nice and cheesy and almost everyone loves cheese, making Queso a perfect choice for a party dip.

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    Rosey — November 11, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    I tweeted:

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    Terry Cross — November 11, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    It’s the perfect party dip because everyone loves it

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    Terry Cross — November 11, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

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    Kelly Methey — November 12, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Surprisingly, I just discovered this cheesy deliciousness a couple of years ago! We absolutely love it! Thanks for the reminder to make it again this weekend for the game! Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cynthia — November 13, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Queso dip is the perfect dip because everybody loves cheese! You can’t go wrong!

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    Leah B — November 13, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    There are two things that make this a perfect party dip: 1. It is super easy to make 2. It is yummy. Couple that with the fact that my husband begged me to make it after seeing the commercials and we had a winner!

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    Ashley H. — November 13, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    It’s easy to make and super yummy!

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    Harmony B — November 17, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    Love queso because its so simple and delicious.

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    Harmony B — November 17, 2013 @ 7:47 am


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    Ashley S. — November 18, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    It’s perfect because it’s warm and cheesy and delicious!

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    Ashley S. — November 18, 2013 @ 8:22 am


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    Julie — November 21, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Its easy and its cheap to make….
    I always keep the items on hand to make it for a quick snack
    thanks for the giveaway

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    Richard — November 23, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    i love queso!

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    Gigi — November 23, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    it’s the perfect party dip because it’s so easy and affordable, plus everybody loves it. even kids will dip their veggies in it!

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    Christol — November 26, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    It’s the easiest because of the shelf life of the ingredients, they’re always in my cupboard. You can always have it ready in minutes which makes it my “go to” dip:)

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