That is how the saying goes, right?
Hugh was away for work the first half of this week but was back in time to have to seek shelter while I hosted Bunco. Yes, my fellow twenty-something lady friends and I play Bunco once a month. Someone different hosts each month, we eat snacks, drink wine, catch up on all the goings on in everyone’s lives. Oh, and we play a dice game called Bunco that involves no skill — only luck and sometimes the ability to count.
This month’s Bunco fell the day before my good friend Elizabeth’s birthday, so we sang to her and had cupcakes and the menu was designed in her honor: pulled pork sandwiches, tater tots, pimento cheese, etc.
If you’re a lady and you’re not in a Bunco group, find some friends and get started already!
And when you do start your own Bunco group, make some pimento cheese:
1 8oz. package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 onion, grated (very important!)
salt and pepper to taste (I use garlic salt for added flavor and because I put garlic salt in/on everything)
cayenne is optional but highly, highly recommended
2 little jars of pimentos, drained, diced and smashed
Dump it all in your stand mixer and mix until it looks creamy and delicious and ready to be spread on a cracker. Or a sandwich. Or your finger. I read a recipe for pimento cheese one time and have been making it up as I go ever since, so my measurements (especially for the shredded cheese) are not exact. I tend to believe that more cheese = better — as long as the consistency is creamy and spreadable, anything goes.