Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

I’ve always been a fan of a good sandwich. Piled high with meats and cheeses or grilled panini style with just cheese and a sliced tomato. Then of course, there’s the bread. So, when our esteemed mentor, Michelle, challenged us this month to create a sandwich, I was in a daze at all the possibilities. Then, there, on the Cooking Channel, was a new show I was watching called Not My Mama’s Meals with Bobby Deen. He was lightning up a pimento cheese recipe. I like pimento cheese and thought that I would try that.

Then, tragedy struck, of course I’m exaggerating, but MJOL developed a very large kidney stone that had to be removed by surgery through his back. Ouch. I’d never even heard of them doing that, but then again, I’d never heard of a one inch around kidney stone either. But finally after a one week hospital stay and a hefty amount of pain medication, all is on the mend. Now, back to the pimento cheese.

Instead of mayo, this recipe substituted non fat Greek yogurt. I love Greek yogurt, so it was a go. Diced up red and yellow pepper and jalapeno, chopped chives, shredded cheddar and low fat mozzarella, salt and pepper. Pretty easy. And it tastes great. Not your traditional pimento cheese, but it has a very nice flavor with a good bit of crunch. A great change of texture from the regular. Find the recipe here.

Isn’t the universe funny, as I’m typing this entry, I’m watching the Cooking Channel, (of course, I’m obsessed) and what should Kelsey’sEssentials be about…sandwiches!

Until our next baking adventure.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our family and friends, our hope is that it is healthy and all your dreams come true.
We spent a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, very nice actually. Not by choice as it seems MJOL is passing kidney stones and somewhat cranky about it. :)
We got around to exchanging Christmas gifts. Our main gift is Key West, but a small little present is always welcome. I got MJOL a book, by a local author, about bees and the economy and he got me..well look at the picture. I made yeast rolls, very tasty, and we watched True Blood until it was time for the ball to drop. Gotta love CNN with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper. They always cut away to the party in Key West…sigh.

Thanks to Cathy at Bread Experience for the yeast roll recipe.