Several of you asked, in the comments section below, what Rotel is.
And I wept for you.
I totally forgot that Rotel is a semi-regional product. When we lived in Chicago it was nearly impossible to find, a little inconvenience that made Super-Bowl watching considerably less enjoyable.
Rotel, for those of you that don’t know, is a canned blend of tomatoes and green chili pepppers. It is an essential staple in anything Tex-Mex-ish, and it is the STAR of the all-important and aforementioned Super-Bowl snack: Rotel cheese dip. For this, you simply melt a "loaf" of Velveeta together with a can of Rotel. Eat with chips, of course, and good luck using restraint.
(For those of you who disdain the Velveeta, I don’t EVEN want to hear it. Velveeta haters baffle me. That is some fine stuff.)
Feel free, you Rotel lovers, to expound on your love of (and uses for) Rotel in the comments section.