Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pimento Cheese

It is the weekend of the Masters which means that I am now a single parent until about 6pm on Sunday. Supposedly the Masters is a golf tournament like no other. David was invited to attend a few years ago. Ask him about it. But first, I will give you my version. David received an invitation to attend Masters’ Sunday.  I told him that he needed to decline because we were hosting a wedding shower... at our house... for my brother.  At the party, Michael, my brother, heard about David's sacrifice and an astonished look came over his face which said “and he is still married to you?”  What would you have done?

One of the many traditions at the Masters is the pimento cheese sandwiches. If you live here in Dallas and can get to Kuby's to buy their jalapeƱo pimento cheese, I am not sure why you would make your own, however this is a recipe blog and you don't all live in Dallas so here is a recipe for you to try at home and a link to another recipe which I found but have not tested. I am glad that I tried it!  It is almost like being in Augusta...

Pimento Cheese
1.      1 cup grated sharp cheddar
2.      1 cup grated Monterey Jack
3.      1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
4.      1/2 cup mayonnaise
5.      1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6.      1/8 t black pepper
7.      1/8 t garlic powder
8.      2 to 3 tablespoons pimentos
9.      1 teaspoon grated onion
10.  4 T (or to taste) jalapeno peppers
Using a Cuisinart, grate the cheese.  Switch the blades to the Cuisinart.  Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until well blended.  The pimento cheese spread can be used as a dip forcrudite or as a sandwich filling.  FORE!!

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