These recipes came from Mama Deane's Ladies Luncheon. These are easy and delicious. Just add a bowl of fresh fruit, a plate of sliced tomatoes (don't forget the salt and pepper shaker) and a pitcher of sweet tea, with lemon wedges and voila! a Ladies Luncheon. Add men if desired.
Curried Rice Salad
Near East Rice Pilaf Mix(Deane uses Chicken Flavored, I prefer Original)
A few green onions, sliced thin
1/2 green (or red) pepper, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup lite mayo
12 pimiento stuffed olives, sliced
2 6oz jars marinated artichoke hearts
3/4 tsp curry (or more!)
Cook rice as directed, cool in large bowl. Add green onions, pepper and olives. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving marinade and cut in half. Combine artichokes with rice and toss with dressing of reserved liquid and mayo. Chill.
Virginia is for Lovers Smokin' Hot Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Here is Mama Deane's non-edited version of my request for the recipe. I love non-edited recipes (see Granny McCarley's Sweet Potato Pie)okey-dokey: I put into a bowl some of that Three/Four Cheese shredded mix that comes in a bag... a whole 8 oz bag Then I add some extra shredded sharp cheddar cheese....about a cupThen I start putting in Cayenne Pepper and Onion Salt, basically to taste....probably a half of a Tablespoon of each. If it is too pungent, add more cheese. Then I add quite a bit of Hellmann's mayonnaise. Maybe 2 full cups.Then I dice up some Red Roasted Peppers......they come in a jar and can be found in the section with pickles, etc. About 1/4-1/2 cup depending upon your taste.This whole recipe depends upon your taste. These are the ingredients, you just have to fool around with it until you get it the way you like it. It is good on crackers or bread. Glad you like it. I fix it every time my Ladies group comes.They're all coming again this week for some crazy healing, deliverance and breaking off of some generational sins. We just have a grand time when we get together. You didn't really get to see those prissy little southern wimmin in action. They can really go at it!