Considering the many varieties of food offered at these functions, one may wonder why sandwiches? When you have all this other stuff? There were many who had a 'grab a bite and mingle' approach to the day, wanting to catch up with seldom seen relatives and friends. Decoration Day is a very social affair, as well as a time honored tribute to our loved ones resting there.
I am going to share with you my sister, Gale's, version of Pimento Cheese Spread. It is simple, delicious and as southern as it gets!
1 lb. Velveeta (at room temperature)
8 oz grated sharp cheddar
1 large jar pimiento
2 Tbsp bread and butter pickle juice
2 Tbsp chopped bread and butter pickles
3/4 cup salad dressing, I like to use Miracle Whip
Mash room temperature Velveeta with a potato masher and mix with other ingredients. Serve as a sandwich
or with crackers.