Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cheesy Goodness

Everything is just a little bit better with cheese. Whether it's deliciously sentimental songs or pineapple casserole. Yeah, I know. Pineapple!

Clay paid a visit to Martha Stewart last week. I think he needed a ton of support to pull off a cooking show visit and he came armed with his grandmother, his mom and 2 aunts. With all those ladies taking care of the cooking portion, Clay was left free to be his charming, handsome and funny self. OK, give the man his due, he did crush a few crackers.

As improbable as it may seem, the recipe turns out quite yummy and is even better served hot with ice cream topping. Sure, I tried it.

Hot Pineapple Salad

Serves 8 - 10

1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple
1 cup of sugar
6 tablespoons of self-rising flour
2 cups of grated medium-sharp cheddar cheese
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed
1/2 cup of melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine, pineapple with juice, sugar, flour and cheese. Transfer to a 2 quart shallow baking dish. Top with crushed crackers and drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 40 minutes, let stand 10 minutes. Serve.

Topping off the sweet dish was a dessert of Clay singing "A Thousand Days" from his new CD. Sweet!

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  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    If you want more of a vegetable taste then sweet, try it with sliced yellow squash instead of pineapple. It makes a great casserole.

  2. Anonymous7:48 AM

    And no sugar either of course.

  3. Anonymous11:21 AM

    John, please stop starting trouble. Chexxy posted a recipe by Clay Aiken's grandmother. Have some respect.

  4. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Looks like Clay's stalker paid us a visit.