A couple of people have made mention (ahem, you know who you are) that I don’t always make the recipes I post on White Trash Wednesday. Well, the obvious reason is that most of them are gross. Funny, but gross. The other reason is that there just aren’t enough stinking hours in the day. So I’ve gotten a bit lazy. Well, since I’m admitting to my laziness, I’m going to take it a step further and make you decide which White Trash Recipe I should make next.
And remember, I plan on doing this again….so be gentle.
Since I’m from Alabama, I think by default I’m supposed to be a little white trash. Although, technically I don’t think I really am. I mean I didn’t have cars parked on cinder blocks in the front yard. My house wasn’t on wheels. You get the idea.
Well, in honor of my Alabama (and Mississippi) roots, I’m creating a new segment here at youarewhatyoueat… titled “White Trash Wednesdays”.
For this inaugural post, I’d like to share with you my friend Lindsey’s (grandfather’s) pimiento cheese recipe.
1 block of NY sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
1 jar diced pimientos
Half a jar of Hellman’s mayo (maybe a little less. you want it to be really creamy)
about 2 tsp of course ground black pepper (or if you’re not totally into ground pepper, pepper it up to taste)
1. hand grate cheese on the small side of the grater…not the smallest side, but the second smallest
2. add pimientos and mash them into grated cheese
3. add pepper
4. add mayo….start out slow and add more to desired consistency
5. mix until extra creamy
Put on sliced white bread or saltines and enjoy this white trash goodness!
Let me start by saying that I’m from Alabama. Oh and I love cookbooks. I have more cookbooks than I can even begin to count. So it’s no surprise that my family and in-laws will give me cookbooks any and every holiday. Well…while I was going through all of them tonight I came across one that stood out.
You read that right: Ruby Ann’s Down Home Trailer Park Holiday Cookbook
This might be one of the funniest cookbooks out there. And just so you can get a full grasp of what I’m talking about, here’s a recipe: (please note this is straight out of the cookbook. I’m not even close to being this funny.) Tammy Faye Cake
(makes one cake)
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp baking soda
3/4 cup oil
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour into 2 8inch (or 9 in) round cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on rack.
To make the “frostin'”:
1/2 creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp margarine
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a small bowl, cream together the peanut butter and margarine. Mix in the other ingredients. Continue beating until smooth. Spread some frosting on one cake layer and then place the 2nd layer on top. Frost the cake with the remaining mixture. If you run out, make some more. Just make sure you got a good thick layer all around.
Take a glass of hot water and put a butter knife in it. Let the knife sit for a few seconds, then run it over the top of the cake. Continue to dip the knife in the water to clean it and reheat it; the warmth helps the knife to smooth the frostin’. Take a toothpick and lightly draw out Tammy Faye’s face (you can get her photo off the internet.) Use green glitter on the eyelids, red glitter for the blush, and red hots for the lips. Chocolate chips work great for the eyes and eyebrows. Chocolate chip shavin’s make wonderful eyelashes. Finally, take a little water and add one drop of blue food colorin’. Use a knife to drizzle a stream of tears from the outside corners of the eyes. Make sure to say grace before eatin’ a piece of this.