Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Sinfully Southern Sandwich

Good Morning to you!

Hope you all are bustling away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving! And by bustling, I mean pinning delicious recipes on Pinterest, and then proceeding to buy a grocery store Pumpkin pie. Big dif, whatevs.

Any-whoo, I am a bit sad I will not be home for T-Day this year. No sweet gherkins or Crosby's this year : (. But in the spirit of the holiday, I am thankful to be fulfilling my internship and for the friends I have made here. I am looking to give back with some volunteer work instead of eating my weight in stuffing and sweet potatoes. Even though I would be quite content with that. The only problem-o is ACTUALLY finding a spot to volunteer. I'm hoping a senior center will be open tomorrow so I can get my fill of scrabble and wheel of fortune with someone who may not have any one to share the day with.

In Southern news, I have yet again dabbled into some southern food fare for an addition to my Sinfully Southern recipe collection. In the case of pimento cheese. I never knew what a big-whig this sammich was until I saw it on every lunch menu in town. In true Southern style, it is a mix of shredded cheese, mayo, and some peppers to round it out. I had to see what this was all about, so of course turned to the Deen brothers of the beloved Southern beller herself, Paula Deen. Here is the recipe I adapted for my own mix.

Pimento Cheese Sandwich
serves 1, adapted from The Deen Brothers

3 T reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
3 T part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 T low-fat plain yogurt
1 green onion, chopped
2 T green bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
 2 slices whole wheat bread

Heat a skillet to medium, and spray with cooking spray.

Add all ingredients except for bread in a medium bowl, seasoning to taste.

Add mixture to one slice of bread, top with the other and cook in skillet for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

I have to say it was quite tasty, and the yogurt made it rather light and refreshing. If that is even possible with a cheese sandwich.

In other news, has anyone every had a red rome apple? Well this was my first time, and thought I was biting into one of Snow White's poison apples. They are actually pinky/red inside! Fitting name I suppose.

I hope everyone has a joyous Thanksgiving, and thank you all for reading! I am grateful for such awesome followers!

What's your favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

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