Crafty Weekend at Lake Jackson

Crafty Weekend at Lake Jackson

I just got back from a relaxing weekend of crafting with my friends at Lake Jackson.  I took my Olive Spread and my Julabel Sauce for snacks and also enjoyed the tasty food from others, too.

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As promised Friday, here is the Olive Spread recipe.  This recipe came from The Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking.

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Olive Spread

1  7.5-ounce jar pimiento stuffed olives, drained and chopped

1/2 small onion, diced

2 hard cooked eggs, chopped

1 cup chopped  and toasted pecans

1 cup mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients together and chill one hour before serving.

I will share the crafts we made in the next post because it will be a long one and I want to keep the recipe separate.  I’ll close this post out with images of the gorgeous azaleas cascading down the hillside at the lake house.  It was a sight to see.

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There were vivid pink, pale pink, and white bushes.  I need to start using a camera again instead of my phone.  It is much quicker to whip out the camera on the phone but I miss the clear photos from a camera.

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I remember when I was younger we would take my grandparents to Callaway Gardens when they would come to visit so they could see the azaleas in spring.  It was a dreaded trip for an 8-year-old but an eagerly anticipated trip for my grandparents.

 

Ooooh, a bush.  Oooooh another bush.   “Big” excitement for a young-un. I knew then that I would NEVER care about flowers or landscaping.  Too dull.

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Now, of course I get to eat my words because I love looking at flowers and taking photos of them.  I’ve even planted an azalea or two.

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Never say never.  It always comes back to get you.

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2 Responses to Crafty Weekend at Lake Jackson

  1. Terri April 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    If none of you try theJulabel Sauce dip you are missing out on a little piece of heaven on earth. However Julie makes these amazing edibles from such a big and giving hearts full of love. BTW the olive dip is amazing as well! Perfect weekend with amazing women.

  2. Julie April 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    You are too kind! Thank you for your fabulous hospitality and your friendship. It was a great weekend for sure.

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