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Here’s a recipe to pickle leftover Easter eggs

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Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NASB

With Easter lilies beginning to bloom and days of 65-degree temperatures, we want to cross our fingers and hope spring is just around the corner. But it looks like Old Man Winter is not through with us yet. As I sit here typing, our little valley of Eolia is covered with a thick blanket of snow. It is really a lovely sight watching the birds dart in and out of the bird feeders, while some feed on the berries from the bushes in my flower bed.

We had a busy week at ECCO as usual. I thought once I retired I would have all kinds of time. Well, I’m sure those of you who have retired are having a good laugh about now. There are more things that need doing, I won’t even go there, the list is too long.

One project I’m determined to complete is that of getting my favorite recipes organized. Just the other day there was a cake I wanted to bake, and I couldn’t remember if the recipe was in one of a dozen cookbooks, in my recipe box or in a folder filled with recipes torn from magazines or given by friends. I have begun the slow process of typing my favorite recipes, inserting them in a sheet protector and putting them in a three-ring binder.

While sorting through a mountain of recipes, I found one for pickled eggs given to me years ago by Tommy Lewis. After Easter most of us have a bunch of eggs to figure out what to do with, other than making egg salad. Here is Tommy’s recipe for pickled eggs which is really good. I tried it years ago (I would have used it sooner if I had known where to find it.)

Pickled eggs – 2 cups vinegar (white or red), 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. pickling spice, 1 tbsp. pickling salt, 1/8 tsp. minced garlic, 1 medium onion sliced thin, 10 hard-boiled eggs.

Bring all ingredients except eggs and onions to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes and let cool. In a jar, layer eggs and onions. Fill jar with pickling solution and cover. Refrigerate 48 hours.

Thought for the day: “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.”

Jewell Maggard didn’t have a column this week, but wants everyone to know the seniors from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center are doing fine. I know Jewell is a busy lady but we miss her column. Jewell is very close to the seniors she works with, and keeps a close eye on their well being.

Community bulletin board: Whitesburg Lions Club Inc. will be hosting Easter in the Park at the Eolia Community Park, Saturday, March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m,. 768 Hwy. 806, Eolia. There will be an Easter egg hunt with four prize eggs with prizes for two girls and two boys, an Easter bonnet contest and games. It is open to the public and there is no charge. Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. We encourage everyone to attend. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station. Volunteers are welcome. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes: Lesa Maggard, Barbara Shelton, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Mae Maggard, Sue Cook, Geneva Tolaver, Jr. Carter, Curt Sturgill, Dorothy Nease and Brenda Gross. Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”


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