I’m always on the lookout for good vegetarian picnic foods and sandwiches, but ever since childhood church dinners, I’ve avoided Pimento and Cheese.  Something about the store bought, lumpy stuff just turned me away.  That is, until a couple of months ago when we visited my Aunt Nancy.  A Southern Belle, turned Michigander, we couldn’t visit her without being sent home with lots of food, so she tucked a tupperware container of homemade pimento and cheese in our cooler as we headed out the door.  I am now officially a convert, so here is the recipe we just mixed up:

Pimento and Cheese

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup mayo (more or less to the consistency you like)

1 heaping Tbsp pimento peppers, diced small

1 clove of garlic

dash hot sauce

S&P to taste

Mix all ingredients together, adding more of this or that until you like how it looks and tastes.  Serve on some crusty bakery fresh bread if you’re not worried about accidentally eating the whole batch in one sitting.