while spending my usual week in boonville, i decided to cook a couple of supers at home. in boonville menu options at restaurants tend to be a choice of fried with a side of fried. the first super was homemade pimento cheese (which i have decided all southern gals need 3 things: an ice tea pitcher, a deviled egg plate and a pimento cheese recipe) with what is known as “jane’s soup” in our house. “jane’s soup” has become grandpa’s favorite soup of late.
meal 2: steak, potato salad and baked beans. my grandpa buys steak like it is about to become extinct. friends that i have brought along with me to boonville i warn “you will get 2 things when you leave my grandparents house, a frozen steak and a bag of pecans” (grandpa spends all winter shelling pecans) thawing out steaks isn’t just a steak or two it was literally a cake pan of meat, 7 KC strips and 2 T-bones. when i declared myself grilling the meat grandpa pulled up a chair next to the grill so he could “supervise” aka tell me if i hadn’t turned a steak right. cooking with grandparental supervision on both sides makes things a tad interesting but i think i proved my abilities when the food hit the plate.
RECIPE: PIMENTO CHEESE
2 cups shredded cheddar
40z cream cheese — softened
4 strips of cooked bacon — crumbled
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
*mix together shredded cheddar and cream cheese, best way to mix is with your hands, add in bacon till well mixed. combine mayo, garlic powder and red pepper and mayo dressing to cheese/bacon mixture. mix well and enjoy!