Just a few more days and the game of the year will be here! Every game day needs a cheese dip of some type or another. Classic PimientoCheese.
So, I thought making a recipe that was an homage to each team was a fun idea. After a little research, and some serious thought for Atlanta, I chose Classic Pimiento Cheese.
Never have I had Classic Pimiento Cheese or any other pimiento cheese. Pimiento…….I wasn’t so sure? From bartending for about a thousand years……I’m not kidding,I did…..I do not care for pimento stuffed olives. Thinking of the olives with the pimientos stuffed inside, I couldn’t imagine that Classic Pimiento Cheese would be good at all!!Continue reading “Classic Pimiento Cheese”
Pea Salad …..you either love it or hate it! Me I’m a lover!!
Two recipes stand out in my mind…..one was my Mom’s. All of us have those recipes that Mom or Grandma made that we never learned, and that there wasn’t a recipe for.
My Mom’s Pea Salad was one of those. You always think you will ask, watch, have them teach you, and you never do. So, from experience if there is a family recipe you want to learn do it…..no time like the present.
My other Pea Salad love was from the Ponderosa Steakhouse. Now, I didn’t know this but Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses were started by Dan Blocker who was Hoss Cartwright on a TV show from the 60’s called Bonanza. The things you don’t find out writing a food blog…….huh!
Any whoo……if you don’t know how the Ponderosa works, it’s kinda like a buffet with steaks, you order your steak and they bring it to you, and while you wait you can go to the salad bar or their other food bars, they have soup, and dessert.
On the salad bar was their Pea Salad……lets just say I could eat it by the shovel full! There is no longer a Ponderosa in our area but the memory remains…..sigh!
Which bring me to how I cam to make this particular Pea Salad. The Ponderosa version had peas, bacon, and cheese ( I think….a little fuzzy on the cheese). Cruising Facebook there was a link to Martha Stewart and this Pea Salad recipe.
I followed the link and low and behold, it sounded like it could be a match for my beloved Pea Salad.
I really try to be original with my recipes, but I did this one as written……perfection!!!
Leave it to Martha Stewart to find the key to perfect Pea Salad…..use the peas frozen….I know right!
I always thawed my peas and after a day it was ……..I know this doesn’t sound appetizing, but kinda watery. By some magic of Martha, that does not happen when you start with frozen peas.
The recipe is pretty simple and comes together in a flash. I made it and took it to a Memorial day cook out and it was a hit. It was as close to the Ponderosa Pea Salad as I have every had.
Looking for a perfect Pea Salad look no further…….and thank Martha!