That isn’t a cookie, you say.
True. But it is one of my go to potluck staples.
And today is an orthopedic surgeon’s last surgical day before his retirement.
And there is a potluck. Any excuse for a potluck in the OR.
We like to eat. I have always said that the OR is an army that marches on its stomach.
Instead of making cookies this week I decided to make pimento cheese instead. The party was near the time I bring cookies. And the eating of the cookies go down when there is a party. I brought something to the potluck instead.
The number one requested savory that I make for potluck is the pimento cheese.
This is a food stuff that I embraced upon moving to the south.
It is simple; only four ingredients. But so good. I give out the recipe every potluck.
8 oz finely shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 small jar of pimentos
12-15 shakes of Tobasco sauce- this can be done to taste
2-4 tbs mayonnaise- this can be done to taste. I do not like a goopy cheese
Serve with crackers.
So long and thanks for the fish, doc.
We’ll see you in a couple of months when the idea of retirement becomes boring.
To those who think that pimento cheese cannot be put in cookies, to date I have used pimento cheese in
- baked pimento cheese crisps which is baked circles of the cheese as prepared
- pimento cheese thumbprints with triple pepper jelly
- cheese straws
- pimento cheese shortbread
- pimento cheese cheezits