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In Queso You Didn’t Know, Father’s Day is Coming Up

The man, the myth, the legend…Dad! Hopefully that is what you think of in June when we celebrate Father’s Day. Dad’s come in all types – quiet, loud, funny, hardworking, family man and just like Dads, Gordo’s Cheese Dip comes in different flavors!

We have got the regular, buttery, creamy Gordo’s Original Cheese Dip.  You can do SO many things with this gem! Use it as a topper, a secret ingredient, or to assist with other flavors. The creamy goodness can go atop burgers, tacos or in strombolis. It can be hidden inside for that extra cheesy goodness. The main attraction or the behind the scenes! Just like the many dads out there. You have the ones coaching every sport or the ones in the stands – either way – they both contribute to overall success! 

Next up is Gordo’s Mild Cheese Dip. This is for the Dad who kicks it up a notch. You KNOW he is there and you appreciate that. You can take him to party’s and have fun. He will wear the jerseys with your name on it. The cow bells going at playoff time you know belongs to him! He adds laughter and smiles. Gordo’s Mild is just like that. You KNOW it is at the party. It kicks dishes and flavors up a notch.  The warm peppery heat from the jalapeños makes you stop and take notice. This rocks as a great accompaniment to those much-loved nachos! Warm chips, meat, and the toppings of your choice then smother it in Gordo’s Mild Cheese Dip and and YES! You have a winning combination – just like you and your Dad.

Finally, there is the new recipe of Gordo’s Hot Cheese Dip!!  Just like Dad, you are going to love this one. When the heat from those extra jalapeños hits your mouth, it’s like a volcano of flavor! Gordo’s Hot is like that oh-so-extra dad. You know the one with all the newest gadgets and toys? The one who always has to kick it up a notch to outdo even themselves! Add Gordo’s Hot for those Dads that like to kick it up a notch! Serve it up by itself and serve to dip your chips in, add to enchiladas for a creamy sauce with a zing or put it onto burgers for a creamy, robust flavor.

As you can see Dads and Gordo’s complement each other in so many ways. As the grilling season is upon us, don’t forget to grab one of the great, flavors of Gordo’s Cheese Dip and bring it to your next get together! Whether in the dish, on it or on its own, Gordo’s Cheese Dips are a complement to any Father’s Day gathering.

It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! So what better gift for dad this Father’s Day than a home cooked meal? Want something the kiddos can help whip up for dad this Father’s Day? Let’s look at some recipes are super kid friendly with adult supervision!

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is a southern classic! This one is good for kids because grits are so easy and there is a lot of mixing. These creamy shrimp and grits can be served at breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! However you celebrate Father’s Day, this dish is right there with you!

INGREDIENTS:

For grits:

  • 1 cup grits
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ container Gordo’s Cheese Dip (Any Flavor)

For shrimp:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, peeled, rinsed, and patted dry

HOW TO PREPARE:

Prepare grits according to the package instructions. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Allow grits to thicken. Add butter and allow to melt. Stir in cheese dip until smooth. Cover and keep warm until ready to add shrimp. For the shrimp, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic, red pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss shrimp in spice mixture. Add olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp to the skillet. Cook shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until pink. Spoon shrimp and olive oil mixture over grits, top with chopped bacon. Enjoy.

Cheesy Broccoli

While the kids may not be able to grill a steak for dad, they can for sure help with the sides! Who doesn’t love the creaminess of Broccoli and cheese? You can step up the element of surprise in this side dish by adding Gordo’s Mild or Hot Cheese dip. It is an easy dish for kids to make to show Dad how special he is!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 bag of steamable broccoli 
  • Gordo’s Cheese Dip any flavor

HOW TO PREPARE:
Cook the broccoli first in the microwave and then dispose of the added water that accumulates from cooking. Then add your favorite Gordo’s Flavors and heat it up for another minute and you have a great vegetable offering that everyone will love!

Queso Mashed Potatoes

Another amazing side dish that always gets a smile is mashed potatoes! Who doesn’t love the amazing flavor and warmth of something this good?  What’s even better is cheesy mashed potatoes! Let me tell you, Dad will think he won the lottery when the kids serve him this up for Father’s Day for sure! And what kid doesn’t love to use a masher to smush potatoes?

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Dad will love the fact that the kids were able to make some simple yet delicious dishes for his special day. Remember, whether your Dad is front and center and loud or quiet, reserved and in the background, Father’s Day with Gordo’s is a great way to let him know how much you care about him and all he does! Grilling or not, you can’t go wrong with these flavors and one-of-a-kind dishes, just like your Dad!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there from Gordo’s Cheese Dip!

 

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