Just because I can not be with my people in Augusta this week, relishing the traditions of golf, does not mean that I can't still derive maximum enjoyment from the television coverage. Good stuff like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player as they get the tournament started, shots of Amen corner, interviews with classy people like Ernie Els, the azalea's, and everything that follows for the next 3 days.
I got things off to a good start tonight after work by whipping up a batch of smoked Gouda pimento cheese.
I will be introducing my office mates to a new tradition tomorrow. Though we won't be standing just off the fairway, in the pine straw, enjoying the sights and sounds of the most beautiful golf course in the world, we can at least pretend we are there as we enjoy a small taste of the place.
If you want to make it: 2 cups each freshly grated smoked gouda and sharp cheddar, 1 cup drained pimentos, 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 tsp celery salt. Mix it up and dig in.