Okay, when I met my husband, he was a widower with three little girls. Their blessed late mother (cancer--DAMN cancer) had spent hours, he told me, writing down her recipes so the girls would have them.
When we got married, I used those recipes to cook dishes the kids were familiar with. They had enough to deal with, losing their mother and being saddled with a Wicked Stepmother.
This is how their mother made pimiento cheese, so this is how I learned to make it.
Pimiento Cheese How the Kids Like It
- Velveeta, or a comparable day-go orange, squishy, cheese-like substance
- hard-boiled eggs
- salt to taste
Cube the cheese. Dice the egg(s) and cut it and the cheese together (works best if the egg is still warm). Add mayonnaise and continue cutting until the mix is the consistency you like. The kids like it kind of chunky. Taste and season, if necessary.
Some don't use eggs, some use "real" cheese, some add Worchestershirecher sauce. This is how our kids like it.
I'm posting at my blog today about a book called What Does It Mean to Be American? Also, an American Indian bread recipe.
Marian Allen, Author Lady
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