Peppered Cheese Mix/By mistake


Ever since I went to England and they made pimento cheese without the pimento I’ve been making it too. It’s just shredded cheese and mayonnaise mixed well together. You can use different cheeses but all are great as a sandwich or on crackers as an appetizer. But this time was very different. Deedy age 4 loves to help cook. Her mother had made tacos for dinner and Deedy decided to pour half a shaker of pepper into the cheese after dinner was over. So this morning together we made peppered cheese spread and since we love black pepper it was great.

Summer Sandwiches/Pineapple, English Cheese and Fried Green Tomato

Last summer when I went to my son-in-laws’ family reunion,  I was never so surprised to see pineapple sandwiches. The white bread is cut to match the pineapple rings, and of course, since it’s the South, you spread mayonnaise or salad dressing on the bread. Don’t knock it till you try it because I was delightfully surprised.

Then on a trip to England several years ago my husband and I found in all the travel stops what we thought was pimento cheese. But it was without the pimento, just shredded cheese and mayonnaise mixed, then topped with thinly sliced tomatoes and sometimes a little lettuce. I was keeping foster children at the time and when I made it for them, they loved it. A lot of kids don’t like pimento so this is perfect. I called it an English cheese sandwich.

Now this next sandwich is perfect if you have ADHD like I do. When the tomatoes start growing  and you don’t want to wait any longer for them to turn red, just pull them, slice them thin and lightly roll them in flour with a little salt. Fry and drain. Use a good bread so it won’t fall apart while you’re eating it. Add bacon and lettuce. A fried green tomato sandwich! I love this one too.