Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pimento Cheese

Hello, my dears! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully, during your days of feasting you were able to relax a bit too.

MD and I spent the holiday with his family. We all gathered at his Grandmother’s and enjoyed a beautiful day! My sister was here visiting, which made the long weekend all the more special. We began the festivities early with many appetizers, a few games and lots of visiting.

By now, maybe you’ve polished off the remaining leftovers and are ready for a scrumptious snack, and do I have a perfect snack for you!

 To add to the appetizer table, I brought a homemade pimento cheese spread. I haven’t always loved pimento cheese, and still don’t fall in love with it when I try the packaged kind from the store. This homemade recipe on the other hand is amazing. Amazing. Perfect addition. This is a cheese lover’s delight! And a cheese lover I am.


The recipe is so quick and easy and definitely something I’ll keep in my fridge often to snack on anytime. I added one fresh jalapeno which added another pretty color and a nice kick to the flavor. After mixing together a simple list of ingredients, you’re ready to spread this heavenly cheese on Ritz crackers and devour.

Cheers,
Christi

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional, but I insist you do it!)
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained

Directions:

Mix the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl with a mixer. Beat at medium speed, until thoroughly combined.

Spread over Ritz crackers and enjoy!

2 comments:

Ally Garner said...

I'm a HUGE fan of pimento cheese! And your recipe is similar to mine, which I love :) Excellent choice to add minced jalapeno btw!

Our favorite way to eat pimento cheese is stuffed in burgers. But you just can't beat it as a spread on buttery Ritz crackers. Yum!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Christi!

Christi's Chirps said...

Hi, Ally! I need to try your pimento cheese recipe too! Yes, the minced jalapeno really makes a big difference, but doesn't make it too spicy. Love the pretty color it adds, too. :)

Wow! Pimento stuffed burgers! How interesting. I haven't heard of that, but it sounds like it would be excellent!

Thank you for dropping by!
xo,
Christi