January 31, 2013

Southern Staples and Super Bowl!

Sorry for the lack of blogging over the last couple days, yall. I guess I just haven't really felt up to it and haven't really had anything worthwhile to write about. Don't worry, I have been keeping up on reading everyone else's blogs though :)

I was just going over my grocery shopping list for the rest of the week and was deciding on what to make for Super Bowl. We aren't having a party this year and that is okay with me. I think I would just rather go to someone else's house and not have to worry about the mess! I am however, very excited to make a couple recipes for the big day.

As you may already know, I am a HUGE fan of pimiento cheese. Can you believe that I had never had it until I moved to South Carolina just over two years ago? I quickly learned that pimiento cheese is a Southern staple and I am excited to try making it for the first time!

Southern Pimiento Cheese

 Picture & recipe from addapinch.com

8-ounce package cream cheese
8-ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8-ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup pimentos
pinch of salt and pepper
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
1/2 c pickled jalapenos + 1 tsp jalapeno liquid from jar (optional)
8-ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
1. Cream together cheeses.
2. Stir in pimentos and salt and pepper.
3. If you prefer your pimento cheese to be a bit thinner for spreading, add in optional mayonnaise to preference.

I added the optional jalapenos and bacon onto the recipe and will probably make one jalapeno batch and one bacon batch. I'm sure the guys will all go crazy over it.

I am also planning to make Shredded Barbeque Chicken Sliders (using this barbeque sauce recipe, amazing), Paula Deen five-layer bars, and some football cookies or cuppie cakes (haven't decided yet).

Paula Deen's Five Layer Bars

Recipe and photo from pauladeen.com

1 stick butter, melted
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butterscotch morsels
1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom of a 9-by-13-by-2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining ingredients of mix over crumb mixture. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the layers. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

What is everyone's plans for Super Bowl? Are you making any delicious recipes???

Also, don't forget - Tomorrow is Fitness Friday!!!

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Susannah said...

Ooo... Those recipes sound really good, especially the Pimento Cheese. I think I'm going to have to try it!

Kerr said...

P cheese is the best!

Wine and Summer said...

That cheese looks delicious!!

Jen said...

That cheese looks amazing, I've never had it.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

My husband had never had Pimiento Cheese until moving to the South either! He really likes it too. It's not my favorite so I rarely think to make it for him. I really should sometime! He'd love it.

Lindsey said...

I'm hoping we're going to the party you're going to. If we do I'm thinking about making my pretzels!

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Anonymous said...

Paula Dean's bars are so decadent!

Gina Gao said...

The recipe sounds really good! I can't wait to try it.


Elle Sees said...

pimento cheese a southern necessity. i just wish i liked it! don't let my granny hear that! ;)

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