Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
There is one thing that has been happening every night since I got back to Hawaii... I dream EVERY night. I do dream a lot, but not like this. And I dream about people I don't know. Which I have done for a long time. I'm not too concerned about it, just wish I knew why this is happening. :) It's kinda like having the tv on all night long :) LOL!!!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Saturday, October 02, 2010
And now... God has worked behind the scenes and on Rick's behalf to place him in a position of upper management at the new Lowes store in Honolulu... SO.... we are moving back to Hawaii in less than 2 weeks!!! He is to report to the new store on Oct 16. There is so much to do and so little time to do it.
Today we spent most of our time getting our Piper and Coco ready for travel with shots and check ups. It seems that Piper (who will be traveling directly with Rick to Hawaii) will need to stay in quarantine for 120 days. Coco (who will be traveling with me to Ohio and then onto Hawaii) won't have to go through that. She will probably be released upon her arrival. Hawaii has no cases of Rabies and this strict practice is why.
Well, it seems that God is again in charge of our future. I'm excited to see where he 'drops' me this time. I would love to go back to teaching full time, but I don't know if I have the stamina to do that now. We'll just have to wait and see :)
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Now for more medical news... I had another blood test yesterday and the Dr called this afternoon. My Creatine level has gone down a few points but now I seem to be low on potassium. The Nephrologist's nurse called today to remind me of my appointment tomorrow. I'm to have all the meds I'm taking written down with quantities. To be honest with you, I'm so confused right now about what I'm suppose to be taking and what I'm not. I'm hoping and praying that they find out that it's all this medicine that might be causing all my current woes. At last count I'm to be taking 7 and have 3 more that I was on and am not to take any more. I think this is absolutely ridiculous!!! If they could only find what has caused my high blood pressure that I've had for over 35 years and fix that, then maybe I wouldn't have to take any meds. That would be like heaven!!! Finally, I've got a Dr's attention and she said we will get to the bottom of this and do a workup to find the cause. Rick is going to the Dr with me tomorrow and I'm really happy about that. It was his idea. I think that 2 set of ears are always better than 1 :) We are both thinking positive things. I'll be back later with more news. For now I am still having problems with my right knee, calf, upper arm, and my white spots. Hopefully they will all be back to normal soon :)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
- about 6 months ago I would be awakened from a deep sleep with severe leg pains in my right calf. These pains were NOT cramps (I use to be a swimmer, so I know what those feel like), this was a deep, sharp pain.
- I had not had any real complaints over the past year. So, in March it was time for me to go back to my Dr to get all of my prescriptions refilled. I was suppose to have a follow up appointment with her, but didn't get around to it until the beginning of this month. At that appointment all was good. My blood pressure was better than it ever was and I was feeling pretty good except I was tired all the time, I started to see these 'white spots or balloons' going up and down my left and right perifial vision field. I also felt like the arthritis in my right knee was flaring up. The Dr. reviewed my test and found that my thyroid was barely functioning. She increased my synthroid from 75 to 100. She also said I needed to see an eye Dr.
- So, I went to the eye Dr. last week. After a thorough exam, the Dr. said I did NOT have a torn retina, but I am having Ocular Migraines. That's why I see the 'white spots'.
- About 10 days ago, I was standing when I felt a sharp pain behind my right knee. Pain rain down my right calf and I had to make an appointment with an urgent care Dr. at the clinic where I go. I wasn't even able to walk into the clinic. Rick had to get a wheel chair for me. When I saw the Dr., he was sure that I had a Baker's Cyst that had ruptured behind my knee. He wanted to make sure I didn't have a blood clot in my calf, so he took a blood test and ordered a series of x-rays.
- The next day he called and told me that the x-rays showed that I have moderate arthritis, liquid on my knee, and calcium deposits as well. He recommended that I go to an Orthopedic Dr.
- The next day after that he called again saying that something was very wrong with my kidney function. So, he reordered my meds.... cutting some out and adding some. And he wanted me to see my Dr. as soon as possible.
- This brings me up to today. I went to see my Dr. and the first thing she did was show me my blood tests from March and 10 days ago. In March, my Creatine level (which determines your kidney function) was 1.0 (which is great!!! 1.0 - 1.7 is normal) Then she showed me that the blood test 10 days ago showed 2.8, which is way NOT right in only 4 months. She was sure that some how my blood test got mixed up with someone else's. So, she ordered a new blood test. She also was very concerned that my blood pressure was so faint/low. And that my pulse was 41. She said I need to get that up to mid-50's/60s.
- I was only home about 30 minutes when the Dr. called and said... I just got done talking to a Nephrologist and we are really concerned because the blood test today was up to 3.0 and there was blood in the urine. I couldn't believe her urgency and concern. She kept saying... "this is not right". So, now the plan is to get another blood test on Tues., then I have another appointment with her on Thur. On that day I will be getting an ultra-sound of my kidneys and if the blood test shows an elevated Creatine level, then I will immediately go to the nephrologist. Both she and the Dr she talked to seem to think I might have RHABDOMYOLYSIS. She explained that this happens as a result of muscle cells breaking down and lodging in the kidneys causing damage.
- So, what a big surprise... I would never ever had thought that all of this would be happening to me. I'll keep you all posted.
Monday, July 19, 2010
You are not defenseless - For God is your protector.
You are not inadequate - For God is your sufficiency.
You are not useless - For God has a purpose for your life.
You are not worthless - For God sent His Son to die for you.
You are not without hope - For God has a place prepared for you.
You are not unloved - For God loves you with an everlasting love.
You are not rejected, or abandoned - For God calls you His own.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
For years now I've wanted to get another 4 legged fur ball to call our own and I think I've found her!!! She is in the top picture (the one on the left) her parents are below. The people 'dad' of them all says our little girl was the runt of the litter and is a real sweetie.
I've been talking with Mr Piper about his 'new sis' that will be here at the beginning of Aug and he doesn't seem too interested right now :)
Now we have to focus on the perfect name for our 'sweetie'. My first thought is Gracie. I have always liked that name, but am not sure it's the one. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
My youngest son, Chris, who is in the Navy (going to be a Chef!) is finishing up 'A' school and will be going off to Japan before Christmas.
My mother has come through a kidney crisis that almost took her life.
My dad went back to the Cleveland Clinic for a checkup to make sure his bladder cancer has not grown back. And Thank YOU, God!!! No cancer seen!!!
And I've been from Ohio to Washington to New Jersey to Ohio in less than a month. Shortly after I got back from Ohio less than a month ago, my mom's only functioning kidney began to shut down. As I prayed to God about what I should do, He assured me to stay in Washington and that He would take care of my mom. So, Rick and I, having 2 weeks off of vacation, were able to spend some quality time together and on his last day of vacation I flew back to Ohio.
We are thanking God that He not only took good care of her, but has brought another wonderful, skillful, local dr into her life.
Rick and I both decided I needed to stay here until I'm no longer needed. :) One of the nice things about staying with my parents is that I get to see my son and his family! Weston, Joseph, Andrew, and Mylie.
Now that I finally figured out what went wrong on my blog, I've got a TON of pictures to post... all my 'crafty' eclectic things I've been working on... and say, if you'd like to take another peek into my daily life you can seem day by day what I'm doing on 'plurk'. Just look to the right --->
I'm so glad I'm back!!! :)
Blessings to you all!
Saturday, September 05, 2009
This is the back of the bag. since I used a batting, I went over each section with decorative sewing stitches. I LOVE my mom's sewing machine :) Next I'm going to make a large tote bag for my flight back to Washington in a few weeks.
Now for the blessings and thanksgivings...
Last month my Dad had knee surgery, during that time the doctors found out that he had bladder cancer. Within a few days my mom was told by her urologist that she would need to have a tube put in her back and would need to wear a bag on her back for the rest of her life. He told her that she had a blockage in the tube leading from her kidney into her bladder. My mom is one of my best friends and I told her to get a second opinion. To me what the doctor wanted to do didn't make sense. Instead of trying to find out why the tube was blocked, he wanted to do this procedure that would effect the rest of her life. So, she went to get a second opinion and that doctor (who also works in the same office) told her without looking at her records, that it seemed reasonable. So, I hopped on the first plane that I could get on and left Washington state and flew to Ohio. The day after I got here my mom and I both went to the dr to get more info on this procedure her urologist wanted to do. When the dr came into the room he looked at my mom and said "what are you doing here?" My mom said "we are here to get some of our questions answered about this procedure that we're going to have done." The dr said, with a big grin on his face "We're not going to do the procedure." my mom said "We aren't?" and he said "you didn't trust me and you went to get a second opinion. I am no longer your dr." I was shocked and furious!!!! "I said, you mean to tell me that you've been treating her for over 12 years and now because she went to get a second opinion, you won't treat her?" and he said "that's right" and then he said "If I were you I'd get yourself a new dr right away because you don't have much time!!!!" My mom asked "how much time do I have" and he said "I'm no longer your dr so I won't discuss it!!!!!!" I was so MAD!!!!!!! But God was once again in total control!!! This incident happened on Fri. by Mon. afternoon BOTH of my parents had appointments at Cleveland Clinic, one of the top 4 hospitals of the US!!! So, that Wed. my mom had her first appointment with a new urologist and my dad saw the top dr who deals with bladder cancer on Thur. Since they live 4 hours drive from Cleveland, we spent most of that week in the Guesthouse. While we were there EVERYONE from the people who drove the shuttles, to the nurses and drs were so very nice. We couldn't believe that EVERYONE actually seemed to like their jobs and that they tried to make life there better. My dad had surgery on Fri of that week. After 3 turmors were removed he was given chemo directly into his bladder and is doing fine. We thank God for that healing and for his drs and nurses who took care of him. My mom's dr said that from the CD of the ultrasound and the records that we brought that he did NOT believe my mom had a blockage and as a matter of fact, he felt sure she had a reflux problem in her bladder that has over the past 12 years has damaged her only working kidney and if the previous dr had treated that she would have more kidney function that what she now has. He sent her home after some tests and had made an appointment for her to return in 2 weeks. We had only been home for a few days and my mom's dr called and said we needed to get to Cleveland as soon as possible because my mom had an infection that only iv antibiotics would kill. So, again we through clothes in a bag, put my dad in the car, took the dog to the doggie hotel and we were off again to Cleveland. As soon as we got there and got my dad comfortable in the Guesthouse then my mom was admitted to the hospital and ivs started. During her stay, the dr did another procedure to check on that possible 'blockage' that her original dr was sure was there. THANK GOD!!! he was wrong!!!! There was NO blockage!!!! If she would have 'just trusted him', she would have had to wear that tube in her back for ever. Instead the new dr found she does have a reflux problem in her bladder and came up with a plan that is so much easier for her to live with. She still has to go to Cleveland for follow ups. But we ALL learned a lesson on our own HEALTH CARE.... GET A SECOND OPINION!!!!! Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts, we all appriecate all the kindnesses you've shown.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
We are so very proud of Chris. He has prayed and been so patient during the 6 months that it's taken to get through all the red tape. After Basics, he will be going to Culinary Arts school.
May God be with you Chris!
Love you much!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
- Since we are God's money manager's we need to seek His advice in the areas that He'd like us to invest in.
- Leaving large amounts of money to our children after our deaths may rob them of a blessing from God.
- The only thing Jesus said in the book of Acts was: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
- We often hear the saying "home is where your heart is" well so goes our 'treasures'. If our hearts are in the business of giving, our 'treasures' will not be of this world but of the one we will one day enter (that is if your giving is as to the Lord, and not for pride or selfish means)
- What we do in this life has but a short time to live (or be active) but what we do to further God's Kingdom now will not only help others now, but us later.
- I am a citizen of Heaven with all the rights that go along with that citizenship. I am only spending a short time here.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
"For where your treasures are, there will your heart be also..
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I'm also continueing to work my way through the Old Testament. Genisis through Malichi. I'm currently in Numbers during my evening reading and Zechariah in my morning reading. Won't you join me! Get to know God's love letter!!!! Below is a fun way to learn the books of the Bible...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The second book I just finished, HEALING WATERS, really touched me. It is full of suspense, self-realization, a world view of some 'religious' people/leaders of this world. I don't want to give anything away, but Mary Graham (President of Women of Faith) says this about the book "For every women struggling with self worth, here's HEALING WATERS. My own personal quote from the book is "Salvation is not dependent on a dress size". I LOVE THAT!!! You can click on the picture to order a copy of your own or to read more about the book. Check it out!
So, if you're about to go on a vacation and need something to read, I whole heartily recommend these 2 books!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Veteran’s Day Tribute
These brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in a grave.
They’re a cut above the rest;
Let’s give the honor that is due
To our country’s very best.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
"One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." Mark 10: 13 - 14 (NLT)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I am so excited about what I've been up to over the past week or so. I've been praying that God would show me new ideas in my designs. And I thought I'd show you what the results were. Many people wonder how I do this so I thought I'd explain the creative process that I go through in designing. The first thing I do is pray that God would lead me through or to give me an image in my mind's eye. I also ask to be lead or drawn to a color or a group of colors that seem to 'fit'. In the case of the little "KNITTED Granny Squares" I was thinking about how could I take a straight line and cause it to create "corners". Once I figured that out then I knew from experience how to make the 'holes' that would give the squares that 'Granny' look. I must admit it took about 7 times to really get the pattern down, but I'm really please with what God and I came up with. The second pattern on the right is called Bara (this word is Hebrew for create, to make something from nothing) As I picked up my needles and yarn I asked God to direct my hands and I heard the number 8, so I cast on 8 stitches. Then the Spirit seemed to say try something you'd think wouldn't work and we will work it out together. And that's how 'we' came up with a totally new and different stitch!!! I have many many stitch design books and have never seen this one. It's so exciting because the more I knit and as the cloth took shape it looked and felt just like an old retro chenille bathrobe or bedspread. I love both of them. So, as I completed the cloth I had to smile because it's it just like our Heavenly Father to give us something we love and to guide us through the times we've asked for His presence!
Friday, May 01, 2009
I just had to share this picture of a client of mine's lapghan she made for a church raffle that they are having tomorrow in order to make money to complete a building project. She requested me to design something that she could contribute. I had a lot of fun designing this because each square means soemthing. I loved doing the research and getting to know more about the Catholic Church. Her church's name is St. Mary's.
Nicole, you did a wonderful job!!! Thank YOU for letting me be a part of this project.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Will we loose these freedoms? Watch & See....
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." 1st Amendment to the US Constitution
"The oppressive, anti-faith "hate crimes" legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday and is pending in the Senate. If passed, this legislation could stifle free-speech rights of pastors and other religious leaders."
Focus on the Family Newsletter
It's only a matter of time before the Government will be socialized and it will tell us how and what to believe! And where and what we can spend our money on. Sounds a lot like we'll soon be just puppets on a string... that is unless we are smart enough to realize what is really happening.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
For all that you've done for me
Did I ever thank you?
For all of my childhood memories
For helping me deal with life's stresses
For helping me accept my defeats
And celebrate my successes?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,
Good judgement, courage, and being true
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we've shared
Did I ever thank you?
If I have forgotten, I'm thanking you now
You taught me right from wrong....
I hope you know how much you're loved and appreciated
I hope you, instinctively, knew it all along.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
visited 49 states (98%)
Create your own visited map of The United States or
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yesterday I picked up another book by Randy Alcorn "Money, Possessions, and Eternity". In the video below Randy talks about the principle above. Please watch with an open heart and allow God to show you the way out of an otherwise bad situation. I know that if you trust God and do as He asks He is faithful. If He can do these things for us, He can do them for you too because God is no respector of people. He loves us all the same. And wants to bless all His children in the same ways.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Pretty is as Pretty does... but beautiful is just plain beautiful!
TODAY IS BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTERS DAY!!!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Sho-U Chicken (Soy Sauce Chicken)
1 thumb size piece of ginger root, peeled
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. water
1 clove garlic, mashed
1 4-5 lb. pkg chicken thighs, skin removed (about 10-12 thighs, you can also use leg quarters)
Place first 5 ingredients in crock-pot, stir. Add chicken thighs. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or low for 10-12 hours. Serve with rice.
In Hawaii we called this a plate lunch and was served not only with rice but also with mac salad. When I was teaching prek in Pearl City and on the days we had a field trip, I would always stop at this little 'whole in the wall'. It's called Kabuki and it's at 98-042 Kam Hwy
Aiea, HI 96701. I would walk up to that open window on the left and there would be various choices of local foods. They would put my choices in a little white box with chop sticks. How fun!!! Loved it!!! (I also loved their ono fish, vegie tempura, sushi, sausage... I guess I loved it all!) :)LOL
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
"In Germany they came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
Reverend Martin Niemoller, date unknown
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I just came home from doing my usual Sat. running and had to come right to my puter to write about how happy I am to be alive!!! It's absolutely gorgeous today here in the Great Northwest. I'm still shaking due to sensory over load. The sky is beautiful blue... you know the kind... like on the day before Spring? The air is crisp and clean and it's a blessing to inflate your lungs with such cleansing breaths. The snowy covered mountains that stand guard around our little town of Bellingham are looking over this hamlet by the sound. I saw people walking stopping and chatting... people who haven't been out all winter were walking their dogs... there was a buzz of business at our neighborhood gardening store... ladies were turning the soil in their flowerbeds as if to wake up the beauties that are sure to appear... men were out and about gathering things to fix up things around their homes that had been neglected during the winter... and through it all I just thanked God for allowing me to be right here... right now... to experience this beautiful day!!! What a wonderful way to worship the creator and to thank Him for the beauty of His Earth.... I love the way He loves me!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
If you've ever wanted to know what God really wants for your life, this book might be a good place to start... the key is that He wants a relationship with you... all he wants is your love.
I've often heard people say who they want to talk to when they get to Heaven... that is after they spend some time with Jesus... up until now, other than family & friends, I had no one that I could think of that I'd really like to sit down with and just talk about God's wonders, glories, and love... that is until now... now I know, Rev. Chan is who I want to 'chat' with. I want to live every day (now BEFORE I get to Heaven) with Jesus by my side and in my thoughts and I want to be thinking constantly about Heaven. Then the next time I see that man on the corner with his sign asking for money, I'm going to forget what "they" tell us to do and I will see Jesus in his eyes and I will make sure I have some money to give. I get it now.
Just listen to what Francis says about our wonderful God...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
There is a caution though to what I've just said... yes, everything that God makes is good, but being good doesn't mean we are perfect or without sin. We all have sinned and fallen short of God's will for our lives, but the most wonderful thing that our loving Father gives is forgiveness through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus. Once we ask Jesus into our hearts, God sees us through Jesus' blood and we are 'good' again. What kind of love is that?
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Keeping with this same theme about keeping quiet about 'Godly' things, my dear friend Elaine from Hawaii, called me this week so upset because she had just started a new teaching job with Head Start. She had just been let go after only a few days because she 'prayed' with the children before they ate their lunch. Just like me, Elaine has spent most of her almost 30 years of teaching prek in a church school, were freedom abounds. But she learned a really sad lesson about 'government' education. She was told that she was to never allow Christianity to enter into her classroom by her words or her actions. And because Head Start is a government program, they could not 'risk' having this very loving child/parent teacher in their program. Because they didn't want to 'risk' loosing funding by our federal government. It's ok to 'demean' and 'humiliate' children (which I have first hand knowledge of happening in public/government sponsored schools)and to 'burst their bubble of innate faith that all children have' but it's not ok to teach children principles like "do unto others how you'd like them to do unto you"... and we wonder why children are killing children IN SCHOOLS!!! ???? Where has common sense gone?
Friday, January 23, 2009
Misc. Sandwiches & Sandwich Fillings:
-Raisins mixed into cream cheese
-Chopped raisins, figs, dates, or prunes, mixed with chopped nut-meats and moistened with mayo
-Peanut butter mixed with mayo and mixed with raisins, dates, figs, or bananas (this is one of Rick's favorites)
-Equal parts of olives, peanut butter, celery mixed with a little salad dressing
-Cream cheese mixed with chopped stuffed olives
-Chopped stuffed olives and nuts mixed with a little salad dressing
-Cream cheese mixed with crushed pineapple between very thin bread slices
-Currant jam with pounded walnut meats and creamed butter
-Pimentos, cucumbersm and onion or chives minced, and mixed with mayo and spread on wheat bread
As you can see during the war years peanut butter and cream cheese seemed to be staples. And while I'm sharing ideas for sandwiches, I thought I'd share 2 other recipes that I make quite often. These were very common in my home when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's:
3 lbs Bologna or Cooked Ham (I like to buy it in a chunk, but bologna is hard to find now a days in our area) you will need to grind this. I have an electric food grinder that I use, but I have used a food processor.
4 hard boiled eggs that I also put through the grinder
1 small jar of relish (I use sweet relish... I don't like quite that much, but Rick does)
Enough mayo to make the spread moist. Rick likes a lot of mayo, so I would say I put in at least a cup or more.
After putting the Bologna or ham through the grinder along with the eggs, I then mix that up and add in the relish, the last thing I do is add the mayo. You might have to adjust the recipe according to your or your family's own likes. This goes a long way and we like it on crackers, bread, even on toast.
My Favorite Pimento Cheese Spread!!!
I LOVE this and Rick has requests every week for sandwiches made from this by his co-workers. I think we give away more than we eat :)LOL
I use what I think is a 3lb chunk of Medium Cheddar Kroger Brand Cheese (this is always on sale and is about $5.00)
2 large jars of chopped pimentos
a good amount of mayo (the same as above) depending on personal taste
Using the food grinder, I put both the cheese and the pimentos through the grinder alternating the two making sure that cheese goes through last. I then mix that up and again, add a good amount of mayo. This is sooo good on bread or crackers. And is best at room temperature so it is easier to spread.
I store both in air tight containers. I'm not sure how long these spreads stay fresh in the fridge, our's don't last more than a week :)LOL