Spring Brunch with Family and Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

I don’t know about you but Spring and warm weather cannot get here fast enough.  It means cooking out, brunches, and kids playing outside!  I had a glorious Spring brun

ch house party planned a couple of weeks ago and due to an unexpected snow storm, it did not happen but I did still make a video of me making a Velveeta recipe and will be sharing the dessert with you in a day or two.  I had a cute little helper too so be sure to check that out.

For my planned Spring brunch (somewhat lighter brunch), I made Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini, Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Crumble Topping, Ranch Red Potatoes, and served Iced Tea and Maxwell House coffee.  My family loved every bit of it.  While I’m sad that my guests could not come, I was excited about having a family moment with good food and all four of my most favorite fellas.

My most favorite thing about all the Velveeta recipes I’ve made here on My Wooden Spoon, is that they are all super easy to cook up and this recipe is not exception.  Here’s the VELVEETA Cheesy Chicken Rotini, followed by the recipe.  Be sure to be on the lookout for the Sour Cream Apple Pie, coming soon.  It’s absolutely delicious and I expect to quickly become a family favorite!

Some things I had for the guests coming, were these cute Velveeta spatulas with coupons for free Maxwell House Coffee and Velveeta. Since the storm prevented folks from coming, I gave them their goodies as I saw them, which is pretty much the only thing you can do when you live out here on the ranch!  They loved the items, especially because the Spring ranch works are starting around here and those coupons will come in handy to serve coffee to the cowboys and use Velveeta in the meals they have planned.  Saved them a little money and that makes all of us happy!

Tips for hosting a Spring Brunch Party

  • Always plan ahead (even check the weather!)
  • Fill the air and environment with cooking fragrances, a pretty tablecloth, and plenty of cups and plates
  • Always serve coffee, no matter what.
  • Buffet style works best.
  • Try to use in-season foods if possible.

Don’t forget to jot down the tips from the video too!  Enjoy and here’s to a delightful, delicious Spring Brunch! *cheers*

Recipe: VELVEETA Cheesy Chicken Rotini

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used Tyson Grilled & Ready Oven Roasted Chicken Chunks for an even faster cooking time!
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend
  • 1 can (10 oz.) ROTEL
  • TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Instructions

  1. COOK and stir chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min. or until no longer pink.
  2. STIR in water. Bring to boil. Add pasta; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low 10 min. or until pasta is tender.
  3. ADD remaining ingredients; stir. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.

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Disclosure: This post is part of the Velveeta Kitchenista campaign which is compensated for my time and efforts. As always, opinions are my own, always have been and always will be.  See my full disclosure for my blogging ethics.

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