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30DW2-2 - Day 1: Cheesy

Welcome to day one of 30 Days of Writing II minus 2. Now of course someone that runs a blog called We Work For Cheese would of course begin our little challenge with the prompt of "cheesy". But I ask you, how cheesy is that, right?

I love cheese. Sliced cheese, gourmet cheese, cheese sticks, pepperoni and cheese pizza, cheez whiz...you name it, I'll pretty much eat it.

When I was a kid I pretty much lived on Cheez Whiz sandwiches. There was nothing quite like cold, refrigerated globs of Cheez Whiz on fresh white bread. Mmmm-mm. Or on crackers. And I'd wash it all down with a couple of glasses of chocolate milk.

Also when I was a kid one of my favourite expressions was "Who cut the cheese?" and "He who smelt it dealt it!"

I haven't eaten Cheez Whiz in years. You see I've matured, just like the cheese I now eat. I love brie, edam, swiss, cheddar and many other kinds of cheese. Stilton? Forget it. I just can't stomach the stuff. But I pretty much like the rest as long as it's not too exotic.

Funny, you know, I may have given up Cheez Whiz but as I've grown older people increasingly ask me, "Who cut the cheese?"

Trot on over to Nicky and Mike at We Work For Cheese and check out the linky dinky thingy to see who else is cutting the cheese today.




Comments

Barb said…
:) around Philly (where I live) cheese whiz is alive and well.... (so to speak)- it is the "authentic" cheese for our famous Philly cheese steaks... when ordering you should say "regular steak with whiz"
Nicky said…
You know, when I was a kid, my parents never bought Cheez Whiz. All my friends had it though, so I whined and whined until my mom bought some. It was awful! I think I had it once and never again. The nearly full jar may actually still be in my parents' pantry. I'll send it to you. :-)
Ziva said…
You know Dufus, I am SO happy we don't have Cheez Whiz over here. That said, I respect your opinion and won't mock you shamelessly for liking cheese so much. You're welcome, my friend.
Linda R. said…
I've not eaten cheese whiz since I was a kid, either. It is fortunate how our tastes change over the years. I love cheese, too, but I'm with you on some of the more pungent ones.
P.J. said…
Cheez Whiz is awesome. I still think it's great. When in Philly, I get my cheese steak "wit Whiz," which affectionately means I want it with onions and cheese whiz. Sinful.
P.J. said…
And now I see the post below already pointing the Philly part out...
Indigo Roth said…
Hey Dufus. *looks embarrassed* Guilty. I'll open a window. Roth
Cheryl P. said…
Really??? You haven't eaten Cheez Whiz in years? What is the hold up, man? It is awesome mixed in scrambled eggs. ( a little not a lot)
MikeWJ said…
Now I'm craving some Cheez Whiz. We used to eat the spray kind right out of the can. Tasted pretty good as I recall, even though it was probably made from Vaseline colored with Cheetos' dust.
nonamedufus said…
Oh I love Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. Haven't had one in ages. Now I've got a hankering for one.
nonamedufus said…
Um, that's okay Nicky. You keep it.
nonamedufus said…
Hey I like more than cheese. Just not vegetables or liver...with or without cheese.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, I'm a mild cheese kinda guy. The sharp ones just aren't for me.
nonamedufus said…
I didn't realize cheese steak came with Cheez-Whiz. I mean it's not even real cheese, is it?
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, Barb beat you to it. But seems you two have something in common.
nonamedufus said…
I used to melt it over soda crackers...back before we had such thing as nachos.
P.J. said…
If you are going to get something already unhealthy, why not go the distance?
nonamedufus said…
Ha, ha, is that what it was? Never had the spray kind. Yuck. But I do recall little kind of plastic sausages of cheese that you used to squeeze out onto bread and crackers. Remember that?
nonamedufus said…
You've got a point!
Laughing Mom said…
I never had Cheez Whiz as a kid, but being the good mother that I am naturally let my daughter buy and spray the stuff right into her mouth!
nonamedufus said…
I don't recall this spray cheese stuff. I did have a hankering for spraying Reddi-Whip in a can in my mouth though.
Shawn Ohara said…
Do you remember the squeeze tubes of cheese they used to sell at Steinberg's?
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, yeah, I think that's what I'm thinking of. My mom used to buy them. They didn't last long.
"Cheez Whiz on fresh white bread" holy COW... heart attack on a plate... but thinking of that cold... I bet it was good. During one of my pregnancies I was addicted to cheez whiz on ritz crackers. And boy was it bad when someone attempted to eat my pregnant cheez whiz!
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, things have changed. No more Cheez-Whiz, no more white bread. Sigh.
MalisaHargrove said…
I always wondered about who named Cheez Whiz and why it was named that. Personally, I don't think food products should have the name whiz. All these people ordering cheese steaks with whiz are just asking for it.
nonamedufus said…
You make a good point, Malisa. One I hadn't thought of. I kinda wish you hadn't mentioned it now that I think about it.
Azara said…
Cheez Whiz strikes me as pretty gross, but I love that plastic cheese they give you with nachos at the movies. I'm pretty sure that's just heated Cheez Whiz.
KZ said…
It's been years since I last ate Cheez Whiz, but I guarantee you that if I ate some today, I would still love it just as much as I did back when I was a kid.


The odd thing about that "Who cut the cheese?" line is that it's kind of a juvenile thing to say, but a lot of kids wouldn't really get the joke because they don't generally eat smelly cheeses.
Quirky Loon said…
I've never been a fan of Cheez Whiz (isn't it like two molecules away from liquid plastic? hee hee). However, I went through a phase where I used the term Cheeze Whiz as an expletive.


Sounded sweeter than an f-bomb, or saltier than an f-bomb. HA!


I'm glad you've matured enough and outgrown cheeze whiz.


Seriously, it would give me the heebeejeebies to think of you eating it and ENJOYING it.


HA!
nonamedufus said…
I'm pretty sure you're right.
nonamedufus said…
Ah, the good old days, eh, when juveniles said juvenile things. By the way is your fridge running? You better hurry and catch it!
nonamedufus said…
You know all this talk of Cheez Whiz and I kinda have a hankering for the stuff. I used to pile it in the curve of celery sticks too. Yum.
meleahrebeccah said…
I love almost all things cheese. But Cheez Whiz = GAGS!
nonamedufus said…
Heh, heh. It's not cheese. It's a "processed cheese food". Wikipedia says of that term: These products contain regular cheese that has been reprocessed along with additional ingredients such as emulsifiers and stabilizing agents, such as xanthan gum or carrageenan.


Mmmmm, Yummy.
meleahrebeccah said…
Grooooooooooooooooooossssssssssssssss!
nonamedufus said…
I know. I think it's better not to know.

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