Friday, September 17, 2010

Jezebel Sauce...A Staple at Southern Socials

One thing I've learned about living in South Florida...when you live near one of the exits off of I-95, friends are always coming and going up and down the interstate and dropping in! A few nights ago, I enjoyed a casual "Girls Night Out" with a long-time friend who wass heading 'up the highway'. "Girls Night Out" ain't what it use to be for me...Now, it's some appetizers with a glass of Merlot, followed by a quiet dinner out. My, my how things change!!!

My friend called earlier this week and said she was passing thru, so I needed to come up with some nibbles...fast! Now, y'all know Miss Janice loves to entertain and I keep my Southern Entertaining Pantry stocked at all times. I served Taste of Gourmet's Jezebel Sauce as a dip with crackers.
I mixed 8 ounces of cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of the Jezebel Sauce and served with crackers...and some Merlot!

Love these little "Girls Night Out" napkins I purchased a long time ago...perfect for us Jezebels (aka little old ladies)...going out on the town!
The matching "Girls Night Out" paper plates...

Jezebel Sauce is an old Deep South recipe that is a staple at Southern soirees, potluck dinners, and church socials. Jezebel Sauce is made with peaches, apples, and apricots and flavored with hot mustard and horseradish for a "kick." The mixture of the flavors will trick you...like the cunning woman in the Bible that the Jezebel Sauce was named for.

It is tasty as a dip for chicken fingers and fried shrimp, or as a spread on ham, turkey, or roast beef sandwiches. It's the perfect party food y'all!

Nutritional Analysis: 1 tblsp. Calories 50, Calories from Fat O, Total Fat Og, Saturated Fat Og, Trans Fat Og, Cholesterol O, Sodium 50mg, Carbohydrate 13g, Sugars 9g, Protein O.

You can purchase the Jezebel Sauce at my Taste of Gourmet site here. The cost is $8.95 for 9-oz. jar.

The outfits have definitely become less-risque for my "Girls Nights out!" "Here's What I Wore" The jeans are my 'Saturday Jeans' by Ralph Lauren and the white blouse is from Coldwater Creek. I wore my brown cheetah print mules and carried my '2.55' pocketbook by Chanel.
The cheetah print mules are by Van Eli and the camel '2.55' pocketbook is by Chanel. Along with my rollring wedding band by Cartier, I wore my 'Oyster Perpetual' watch by Rolex, a gold Chanel charm necklace along with cheetah print earrings and my cheetah print scrunchie (yes ma'am, I'm bring back the scrunchie!). My fragrance of choice for the evening was Burberry.

Gifting Idea
I wanted to give my friend Lane a gift, so I thought she might like to have a pack of the cute little girly-plates and napkins, and also a jar of the Jezebel Sauce. I made a little gift tag with cheetah border...the crown in the logo for The Crown Restaurant in Indianola--home of Taste of Gourmet! Inside the tag is the recipe for the Sweet Jezebel Dip.
I wrapped it up in cello and tied it all up with a cute little cheetah print ribbon. Makes it memorable y'all!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today. Please visit my Taste of Gourmet site if you would like to order this fabulous Jezebel Sauce. I also have an Entertaining...Southern Style section--which will always be a work-in-progess!

17 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

As always you looked fabulous!!! What a wonderful gift for your friend who was visiting. Those plates and napkins are just darling.

I have never heard of the Jezebel Sauce .. may have to gve it a try...
Happy Friday..HHL

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

You come up with the most fabulous little prezzies!

A Hint of Home said...

A lovely gift for your friend! Looks like a fun night of delicious treats.
I need to stock up on that sauce!

Tammy B said...

I haven't had Jezebel Sauce in years. Those plates and napkins are too cute.

thepreppyprincess said...

This was a new one for us, Jezebel Sauce sounds like a "must have"for any home!

Love the picture for your GNO, you look just darling Miss Janice, cute as can be.

Sending you a smile,
tp

Gert said...

Oh Janice...what a fun blog post. I love everything about it...'your outfit!', the napkins and plates especially are so fun!

Love your fall decorations on our mantle!!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

Natalie said...

I'm glad you mentioned Jezebel sauce--I don't know too many people who know what this is!! It is such a tasty treat. I also love pepper jelly and cream cheese on a cracker!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Well everything looks just wonderful! Hope you had fun on your girls night out.
Valerie

kbell23 said...

Miss Janice~

Last evening (as I am a tad under the weather) I sat with my pink lap-top and read your blog posts back to the very first one. My, that was indeed fun. I just want to tell you that following your blog brings me such great feelings of joy...from the recipes, what I'm wearing, and of course Miss Coco! I now ALWAYS have what I call Miss Janice Ice"d" Tea in my refrigerator and a tervis tumbler full at my side as I skip out the door to school each day. Your wonderful positive attitude toward life is so endearing. I thought it was about time that I properly thanked you. I smile each time you wear your oyster Rolex as I have the same one. Hubby chose it as it had the pink face. Keep sending out all your J~O~Y! Love, Mrs. Kindergarten

P.S. My teacher friends are now the tickled recipients of friendship gifts from me once a month at our kindergarten team meetings. They really enjoy that I took the time to do something little for them. Thank you for the idea.

Shelia said...

Hi Miss Janice! Oh, I don't know about Jezebel Sauce but I bet it's so good! What a cute little party for the girls and you are just the most stylish little one!
Please pop in to see me because I finally have my Bathroom Diva post up and there you are and little Coco in all of your Divaness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Farrah said...

Oh Miss Janice you had me at cream cheese! :0)

Your friends are blessed to have you in their lives.

bevy said...

What a great sauce... But then anything with cream cheese is fabulous"

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I love that sauce. I have a friend who also, strange as it may sound, added black beans. It was tres delicious!

Mississippi Girl said...

I love those jeans, Miss Janice!! You looked great!!

Trish said...

Miss Janice, you look terrific as usual, and are so very thoughtful with your selection and packaging of your party favors and hostess gifts! Your Jezebel sauce sounds divine...I might have to make a visit to see Miss Julie Brown Eyed Belle so I can have a taste of your particular favorites! She was so tickled to have won your giveaway!

Hugs to you in FL from up North!

xoxo Love, Trishy

Kat said...

I used to make jezebel sauce all.the.time. Loved it. I haven't thought of it in years. But next time I need something to put out when friends come by for a drink, I'll make some.

Hugs,
Kat

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Why do I not know about Jezebel Sauce? You know how I love to entertain, especially with finger foods. I'm going to check out your Taste of Home page now.