5/16/12

MK is One (And Baked Pimento Cheese)

You only turn one once.  It's a time for celebrations, cake eating, general merriment.  And thunderstorms and fevers.  

Well.  Maybe not those last two, but that's the hand that we were dealt so we went with it.  

Or my sister went with it.  I'm putting myself all up in the middle of this situation like it had something to do with me.  It didn't.  I just made dips.  But more on that later.  


Sweet Mary Kenway was running a not sweet fever on what was supposed to be her Minnie Mouse themed birthday extravaganza.  Jennifer thought quick, made some calls, and rescheduled it to a small lunch time family thing.  

As you can tell, she was fine with it.  


Probably because she had the largest cake ever to grace  a first birthday party.  Seriously guys, this was on the level of my Super Sweet Sixteen. Not sure what Jen and BJ are going to do next year.  Or the next.  Or the next.  Kind of set the bar pretty high, guys.  


The day turned out perfectly!  The cake was delicious, the toys were fun, the food spread was slightly redneck. Here is Alex (who is not slightly redneck) overseeing the dip situation.  She loves a dip, just like her Aunt Minya.  Get it, girl.  

But seriously.  It's baked pimento cheese.  What's not to love? 


Baked Pimento Cheese 

8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
1 tbl cornstarch
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 4-oz jar diced pimientos, drained
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce

Preheat oven to 300.  Combine cheeses and cornstarch, toss to coat.  Stir in mayo, sour cream pimientos, Worcestershire, onion powder, and Tobasco.  Spoon mixture into a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.  Serve with crackers. 

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