It’s Valentine’s Day, and while Pimento Cheese Sandwiches don’t necessarily scream “lovey dovey lunch time snack” it most certainly can if you use heart shaped cookie cutters!
Wednesday night, I hosted a Valentine’s Day custom card creation workshop at our local Anthropologie. We made glitter cut out cards and coordinating stationery boxes to house them. It was SUCH a fun time and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the attendees.
Seeing them with their boxed cards made me seriously giddy! It was equally fun to see each person’s personality shine through the paper & ribbon combinations they chose.
For snacks (because all great craft workshops include snacks) we served strawberry infused water and italian sodas in mason jars with striped straws, homemade bruschetta crostini’s and pimento cheese sandwiches as well as a variety of dessert options including a lemon bar recipe that’s included in my book (hooray!), cookies and macarons. I’ll be sharing more photos from the night soon!
But as I was preparing the sandwiches I realized that a pimento cheese sandwich served at a Valentine’s Day event is just a pimento cheese sandwich.
But a pimento cheese sandwich served at a Valentine’s Day event in the shape of a heart, well, that my friends, is not just a pimento cheese sandwich.
That sandwich says I love you enough to make your sandwich into a heart shape.
And the peek-a-boo pimento dressed in red just for you?
Here’s a quick and easy recipe to create your own pimento cheese either for sandwiches or to be used as a dip.
For sandwiches, simply spread about a tablespoon and a half between two pieces of bread then use a medium to large size heart shaped cookie cutter to carve out perfectly heart shaped sandwiches.
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons pimentos, smashed
- With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until well blended. Store in an airtight container. Serve cold.
- Makes approximately 3 cups, and 20 sandwiches.