With the upcoming football playoff games, and the BIG game right around the corner, the testing and trying of various finger foods has begun in earnest in preparation. However a shudder went through the force when rumors of a Velveeta cheese shortage began to surface.

Velveeta cheese, being the main ingredient in the easiest Queso recipe ever, is a staple of Sunday afternoons and football gatherings. And now it is in short supply. According to Kraft foods a "plant issue" has interrupted supplies of the cheese product to many areas of the U.S.

From an Email received from the company Kraft says,

"It is possible consumers may not be able to find some Velveeta products on store shelves over the next couple of week, we have not heard many complaints from consumers so far."

So if you are craving Queso, now might be the time to stock up.

Here is my all time favorite dip using Velveeta cheese.

Spicy Sausage Dip
1 lb.  (16 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 lb.  breakfast pork sausage, cooked, drained
1 can  (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained

MIX ingredients in microwaveable bowl.

MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted, stirring after 3 min.