Posted by Tim Vidra / Thursday, August 29, 2013
Back To School Throwback Lunches: Pimento Cheese Sandwich
This week I'm kicking off a series all about back to school lunches. Not just any lunches — lunches my mom made for me when I was going to school back in the 70's. Of course I got your standard fare from straight peanut butter and jelly to a ham a cheese, but more times than not, mom was always trying to be creative and not bore me day after day with the same old thing.
Monday I shared the story behind the good old classic cream cheese & olive sandwich. We toned it down for Tuesday and did the more popular peanut butter & banana sandwich. Wednesday was mom's kick-butt tuna fish sandwich.
If you grew up in the South, I would dare say you at some point in your life have tried pimento cheese. The pimento cheese sandwich did not make a weekly rotation in my brown bag, but I did get surprised with it maybe twice each month.
In true fashion, mom did not buy the pimento cheese — she made it from scratch. You might remember the homemade version I made here on the blog in the past. The fresh cheddar and creaminess of the cream cheese really makes a great lunchtime meal.
In the Little Debbie department, the swiss roll makes an appearance. I could never take one of those rolls off the little white package they were laying on without ripping all the outer chocolate shell off the roll. Inevitably, you would pick that cardboard up and just lick the chocolate off.