is another recipe from Bill Hilbrich from Saint
Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if you have
any questions feel free to email him - click here or if you would
like to know a little bit more about Bill have
a look at his Bio page - click
says: "The original recipe was featured
on PBS "Quilt Country with Marcia Adams". It
was often served on dark heavy bread as a sandwich
at quilting bees*".
Ounces of Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tin (6 1/2 Oz) Tuna
1/2 Cup chopped and pitted Olives
1/2 Cup chopped nuts - Walnuts or Almonds.
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Black Pepper to taste
all the ingredients, adding more or less Mayonnaise
depending on your desire to make a chip dip
or a sandwich spread.
I asked Bill what "quilting bees"
were having never heard of them in the UK. This
was his reply:
group of women who sit around a large table
and work together to sew a quilt. Sometimes
they might sit on chairs arranged in a circle
with the children playing in the middle, and
that would be called a sewing circle. The quilting
bees were co-operative efforts that also included
a pot lunch meal where everyone brought something
and the hostess made the Amish Dip. A good time
to help each other and to visit while the men
were working in the field.