Spring is here and it is time to get outdoors, play some golf, get some exercise and enjoy a beer with friends.
The first week of April has always been very special to me. Spring is here and it is Masters Week. I started playing golf when I was a young kid and have always loved to play and watch golf on tv. I have so many fond memories surrounding the game of golf.
The comradery of enjoying time on the course with friends, some good golf, always striving to be your best and a nice cold beer.
But the first week of April is it Masters Week. The Masters is the first major of the year for the PGA and is always held at Augusta National in Georgia. To actually get to attend the Masters is a rare event.
For the last 15 years, I have entered a lottery for tickets with no luck. So last June when I got the email that I had won the lottery to attend the Monday practice round I was thrilled. Road trip time!
I contacted three of my best friends and gave them the good news and we decided to make it a bucket list three-day road trip with two rounds of golf and a practice round at Augusta. So Earlier this winter I decided to finally get myself in shape and I wanted to do it before our trip.
I lost 20 lbs. by completely changing my eating habits and working out at least 6 times a week. Now don’t get me wrong I still love my beer and it wouldn’t be a golf outing without one.
To celebrate spring, healthy living and Masters week here is my lightened up version of a simple Southern Pimento Cheese Sandwich.
We had a wonderful time on our trip with memories that will last forever. If you want to read more about my experience at the Masters click here.
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- 1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup reduced fat Jarlsberg® Swiss cheese. shredded
- 4 oz. fat free cream cheese softened
- 1 4 oz. jar Cento pimento's, drained
- 3 tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 hard-boiled egg chopped (optional)
- 1 tbsp. chopped shallot optional
- 3 dashes of hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- White or Wheat Bread
- Combine all ingredients in food processor.
Spread on bread or crackers and enjoy.
First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com © April 2018
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