I served up delicious Velveeta Shells and Cheese as part of a as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®. All opinions are my own.

With less than a few weeks until summer officially starts, and only one week until school is out, I’m scrambling to find enough foods that my son likes to fill up three meals a day again! During the school year, at least I can count on him finding something in the school cafeteria that he enjoys. Usually it’s pizza. Like four times a week. Hey, it’s food! When you have a picky kid, you take what you can get! With Velveeta Shells and Cheese, I know we’re both getting something we love!

Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Velveeta Shells and Cheese was pretty much the first thing I ever learned how to cook. I mean, I could make toast and what not, but as far as cooking on a stove, it was the first. Um, I have a confession to make: it’s still one of the few things I can make well! Hey, we all have our talents! Cooking is just not one of mine! This stuff is like liquid gold to me because it’s not only super easy, but it’s absolutely delicious! Seriously, I could eat a whole box myself. I don’t, because I’m trying to eat more sensibly, but I could!

Cooking with Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Basically, if you can boil water, you can pull off delicious Velveeta Shells and Cheese. I’d like to say that I came up with a fancy recipe for this, but honestly, some things are better left as they are. I mean, how do you improve on a classic? Fine, so I’m sure someone out there can. But you don’t come here for my recipes, right? Right. I’m all about the practical tips that make life easier. Velveeta Shells and Cheese definitely makes life easier…and more delicious.

Serving Velveeta Shells and Cheese at Playdates

Jacob had an impromptu playdate with his friend (also named Jacob) on Wednesday afternoon because his mom had to go out of town for the afternoon. At first I thought “oh crud, what am I going to feed him?” It’s the day before food shopping day and my cabinets are kind of barren. Then I remembered that I still had the box of Velveeta Shells and Cheese in the cabinet for this post. I was planning to at least try to come up with something unique, but, well, see above.

Serving Liquid Gold

In three steps- boil water, add shells until cooked (I like them a bit al dente), stir in cheese- I’ve made a delicious date snack that everyone enjoyed! Jacob’s friend Jacob thought it was strange that I took pictures of them while he was eating. My Jacob is pretty much used to having  a camera shoved in his face every day though. He was a total trooper though. In fact, he was more cooperative than my Jacob. Probably because he’s not yet tired of hearing “don’t touch that until I get a picture for the site!” or “Okay, just eat naturally, but try not to make goofy faces!”

Jacob E Velveeta

Obviously, that’s my Jacob there. I think I caught him mid-chew!

Jacob C Velveeta

Note to my friend Beth- I’m going to steal your Jacob for more pictures! Thanks, kiddo!

You can find Velveeta Shells and Cheese at Walmart, along with just about everything else you can think of. That’s where I got it. Check out my shopping trip Google+ album to see what else I perused along the way. There’s a pretty funny picture of Sal on Quicksilver the horse that you really don’t want to miss! Check out Velveeta on Facebook too and take the fun quiz to see if someone in your life is a liquid gold digger!

So, tell me, are you a Shells and Cheese purist, or do you like to add items to it?