Summer Days: Mexican Train and Queso!

Ivy and Sprig Family Queso 1 cup chopped onion 1 can of Rotel Original diced tomatoes and green chilies 1 cup  (approximately) of ground chorizo sausage 1 large box Velveeta Queso Blanco (or regular but the blanco is good with this) 1/2 cup milk (I like 2%) 1/2 cup beer (I like Corona) A little bit of chopped jalepenos if you really want to spice it up

  1. Cook the ground sausage in the base of a large saucepan that will then be moved to a double boiler pot later.  Break up the sausage into small bits while you are cooking it.
  2. Add a small drizzle of olive oil to the the sausage in the pan when it is almost done cooking.  Saute the chopped onion and jalepenos with the sausage for a minute or two or until the onion is opaque.  Scrape the bits of sausage off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to get all that yummy flavor in with the onions.
  3. In the meantime heat water in the bottom of a double boiler pot to a soft boil.
  4. Cube the velveeta and add it to the sausage pot with the milk, Rotel and beer and put the pot on top of the double boiler.  Stir occasionally to help it melt together and mix the flavors.  You may have to adjust the liquids to make it more thick or thin to your liking. Spicy and yummy!  Of course you serve it hot and melty with your favorite tortilla chips!
Rainy Day Queso in the pot Pardon my improvised double boiler!  We were making a lot and needed bigger pots.  It was really smoky flavored and delicious.  I think it’s the Chorizo that makes the flavor. Rainy Day queso chorizo Since all the kids were in the pool, my friends and I decided to play a serious game of Mexican Train. If you don’t know what Mexican Train is then let me just tell you that it is about the most fun and addictive and competitive domino game I’ve ever played!  With a few seasoned players, we learned the real rules and soon we were side splitting laughing or pin drop silent over every move.  Competition was in the room! Rainy Day Mexican Train full game Very fun! Those long parts are our “trains”. Train Game with Amy I hope you are finding some time to play and have some fun of your own this summer! Here’s the link to get Mexican Train if you don’t have it : Double 12 Mexican Train Number Dominoes To Go Travel Size With Zip Up Case, Hub & 8 Domino Trains YOUR MOVE: Do you have a fun game for the beach or poolside with family and friends?  OR a special ingredient for chili con queso that you want to share? Leave it in the Submit a Comment box at the bottom of this page to share it with us! The family that plays together stays together!  PS and friends too!   Best, Ivy yellow roses on a fence  ]]>

6 thoughts on “Summer Days: Mexican Train and Queso!”

  1. Hey Stephanie — we have been playing Mexican Train every afternoon with our friends staying with us — and enjoying our rose’. Love the queso recipe — will get the ingredients today!!

  2. Your queso recipe sounds wonderful I am anxious to make it!
    We played Mexican Train at the Lakehouse and had so much fun!

  3. Bethany McCann

    We play Shanghai Rummy! Thanks, Stephanie for another great read and a reminder of what truly is important in life!

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