Sometimes the Chef and I come up with some rather oddball dinner ideas. We combine what our taste buds get a hankering for and sometimes those combinations can be rather strange. Like macaroni and cheese with sausage and kraut paired with a side of guacamole…eaten in no particular order. Weirdness.
Last Sunday, while walking the isles of Whole Foods, we found ourselves thinking about fried green tomatoes, Cesar salad with fresh corn and pimento cheese crackers! Pimento cheese because as we passed the floor to ceiling cheese isle, I spotted the bright orange stuff and instantly had an image of my childhood flash before my eyes… 10 years old, sitting on the back porch with my dogs, eating the creamy cheese mixture, spread between two slices of incredibly soft Mrs. Baird’s white bread. I was probably drinking a Pepsi too.
Now that I know what’s in the pre-made stuff, I shy away. Thank goodness for the Chef. He knows how to make it.
Did you know that pimento cheese is a Southern thing, also known as Caviar of the South? Guess that’s why it was a staple in our fridge when I was a kid!