Also...this might be the first Paula Deen recipe I've ever made. I'm not sure whether I should be proud or ashamed but hey, Paula knows her Southern cooking.
Pimento Cheese (original recipe here)
16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 4 ounce jar of pimentos
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper (or a little cayenne pepper if you like a kick!)
1/4 cup green olives, chopped (optional but highly recommended)
I didn't even take any step by step pictures for this one because it's so simple. Just mix all ingredients in a bowl until they're well combined. Really, that's all!
You can add more mayonnaise if it feels too dry, or more cheese if it feels too wet. It should be about the consistency of cream cheese.
And Amelie, who looooves to hang out on peoples' shoulders. Pretty cute, right?