I SOOO wish I could claim this recipe as my own…but I can’t, so I won’t. Got to give credit where credit is due, so thanks a million to my friend Heidi, who I met on an airplane and liked so much we’ve kept in touch. She made this MOST amazing pimento cheese recipe to bring to our Christmas party, and I was so so excited when there was some leftover…until I ate the rest… and had to make more today.
It’s ridiculously easy, it’s amazing, and for those of you who don’t do pimento cheese…well, give it another shot. This recipe redeems all pimento cheese you’ve ever had that could have scared you away. Promise.
- 1 lb very sharp white cheddar (cabot is great!), grated
- 1/3 cup small diced vidalia onion
- 3-4 jalapenos, seeded & diced
- 2 small or 1 large jar diced pimentos, drained well
- 1/3-1/2 cup mayonnaise (definitely start with less– the veggies will juice a little after a while)
- fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
The great thing about Pimento Cheese is that it’s awesome all year too. As an appetizer, on a sandwich, try it on a burger as well….possibilities are endless.
Also, I’m gonna take a little bloggy break for a few days to celebrate Christmas with my family. I’ll be back next week for sure though. If I get a chance, I might try to post a few more pictures of our holiday decorating before I have to take it all down again.
My friend said something to me the other day that’s caused me some real pause…in a super-awesome way. We were talking about Christmas, and also then later about how I was freaking out a bit over my own audacity to get a big honking tattoo, and she said to me….”You know what’s totally audacious? God…coming to earth…as a baby.”
Yes indeed! Thank you Kristin! And I, for one, am so thankful to spend the next few days particularly in celebration of such a totally audacious God!
Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!