Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sharon's Pimento Cheese Spread

I just love having my mom living in Ellet now. She is such a good cook and I've been able to get some of her recipes written along with much needed guidance. A couple months ago she made Pimento Cheese Spread and I fell in love with it. I would take a sandwich to school for lunch and zap it in the microwave for 10 or 20 seconds just to take the chill off it. Yum! She made it again last week and this time she wrote down the ingredients. Well...I tried to make it tonight and this is where I think I went wrong. First, I used finely shredded sharp cheddar instead of regular shredded. Second, I used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise. Third, Mom said to drain the pimentos and I don't think I did that very well. Let's just say I think I need to follow this exactly next time to get a batch like Mom's.  

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Pinch of garlic powder
4 oz. jar of pimentos

In mixing bowl beat cream cheese, mayo and garlic powder until softened. Add cheddar cheese, mix until well blended.  Add well drained Pimentos, stir gently until blended.