Monday, April 27, 2015

Spread The Love

Some of my favorite foods are Southern through and through--Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Okra, Eggs & Grits, Biscuits and Pimiento Cheese. You are talking about the ultimate comfort food! Welcoming people into your apartment, eating meals together, and anything that goes with Southern hospitality--the food says it all! 

Bring some of this goodness to the college apartment this weekend if you are watching NBA or NHL Playoffs, or just shooting the breeze. The Pimiento Dip is particularly easy and delicious if friends start showing up around the apartment to hang out. Simple, no-frill, no-skill college cooking, dipping, eating.

Add saltines, triscuits, veggies, baguette. 
Make a Spicy Reuben!
Whatever you do…Go Atlanta Hawks!

(Great recipe from Cook's Country February / March 2015 magazine)

Easy Pimiento Cheese Spread

Mixing Bowl

2/3 cup mayo
8 oz extra sharp cheddar, coarsely grated
8 oz extra sharp cheddar, finely grated
4 oz pimiento peppers, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbls 1/3 reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

Carrots, celery, peppers
Fresh baguette

1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep your cheeses and mince pimientos.
3. Whisk mayo, cream cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire and cayenne together.

4. Add pimientos.

5. Add coarsely grated cheddar.

6. Add finely grated cheddar.

7. Stir until well-combined.

Let the games begin! Discuss and exchange ideas and dreams! Snack together!

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