Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pimento Cheese Spread

Growing up, I did not like pimento cheese sandwiches.

It seems like that's all I remember from church socials and family gatherings.

Nasty orange filling between two slices of white bread

cut into triangles.


But as I got older, I found I really did like pimento cheese.

But not the stuff found in the container from the grocery store,

but homemade pimento cheese!


That's where it's at!

This Summer, I made pimento cheese to take on our vacation.

It was wonderful!

Use it for sandwiches,

or to stuff baby red or yellow peppers

or to make into grilled pimento cheese sandwiches

or to scoop onto crackers.

Regardless of what you think of pimento cheese, you ought to give this a try!

Pimento Cheese Spread

1 8oz package extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 8oz package Monterey jack cheese, grated
3oz of cream cheese (not the whole thing!), softened
1 4oz jar chopped pimentos, well drained
1/2 cup mayo (more or less depending on taste preference)
1/2 tsp. pepper

In a large bowl, place all of the ingredients and stir.  I add the mayo a  little at a time and stir to get what I'm looking for without overloading on mayo.

Chill until ready to use.

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