On the menu: Pimento Beer Cheese Dip and Quickles. Enjoy!

Pimento Beer Cheese Dip

Ingredients: 

  •  12 ounces pimento cheese
  •  2 cups Lowes Foods shredded
  •  sharp cheddar cheese
  •  1/2 cup lager beer
  •  Tortilla chips, celery stalks, etc. for dipping

Directions:

  1. In saucepan over medium heat, combine beer and pimento cheese. Stir, being careful not to burn or boil.
  2. Once melted, add cheddar cheese and continue stirring until smooth.
  3. Serve warm with celery, tortilla chips or your favorite dipper!

Quick Pickles “Quickles”

Ingredients:

  • 4 - 6 ea. Pickling Cucumbers ( or one English cucumber)
  • 1/2 ea. Red Onion
  • 3 ea. Garlic Cloves
  • 1 cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 3 - 4 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 3 ea. Bay leaf
  • 3/4 Tsp. Turmeric
  • Optional – Dill and other herbs, jalapeno and other spices

Tip- If you want to add a jalapeno, Poke holes in it prior to adding.

Directions:

  1. Slice cucumbers & onions into ¼ inch pieces. Place in a heat proof bowl with the sliced onion
  2. Peel and slice the garlic into large pieces and place in a pot with 3 cups of water & remaining ingredients. (add optional ingredients)
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer over high heat.
  4. Pour mixture over cucumbers and onions ensuring they are completely covered.
  5. Let cool to room temperature then place in refrigerator for storage.