Thursday, January 25, 2007

Launch time!


Jan has arrived from Texas, and zero hour for departure to Miss Mary's Quilting Cottage approaches. This means it is time for the final cut. I made my selections, and whittled the stack to these six containers. I will, however, confess to pulling out some excess fabrics, and consolidating two projects in one container in at least one case. The trick is selecting the right mix of applique and piecing projects.

My food contributions are nearly complete. Last night, I sauted ground chuck as well as onions and celery. The will become part of my soup du Miss Mary's, "Cabbage Patch Stew". The recipe came from the 1998 Taste of Home Annual Cookbook. My DH started to complain that I hadn't made any for him yet this year. I whipped up a batch of lemon bars, and finished off the cookfest with sauted breakfast sausage, to be included in a breakfast casserole. It's easy and great because it is assembled, with sausage, cubed bread, eggs, milk, and cheddar cheese, all refrigerated overnight. Just pop it in the oven first thing in the morning, and serve.

Classic story about "breakfast casserole". I have prepared it many times over the years, and my husband loves it. One weekend, we had guests, and it was on the menu. Our guests included 3-year-old Weslie. I brought the casserole dish to the table fresh from the oven. Weslie took one look, and clapped her hands together, exclaiming, "OHHHHH! I just LOVE quiche!" I had never used the term in front of my DH. He turned to look at me so quickly, he nearly twisted his head off his neck!

I've just been told it's my turn in the shower to get beautiful, and we'll start to load the van. I just hope my sides are in condition for the laughing which always accompany one of these events!

7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Weslie - as a girls name stopped me in my tracks, but not nearly as much as the picture of your husbands head twisting off!

Quiche is like a lot of food stuffs - it is French for caserole. (probably not, but that sounds right!)

The Calico Cat said...

Weslie - as a girls name stopped me in my tracks, but not nearly as much as the picture of your husbands head twisting off!

Quiche is like a lot of food stuffs - it is French for caserole. (probably not, but that sounds right!)

The Calico Cat said...

Weslie - as a girls name stopped me in my tracks, but not nearly as much as the picture of your husbands head twisting off!

Quiche is like a lot of food stuffs - it is French for caserole. (probably not, but that sounds right!)

tami said...

Have a GREAT time at your retreat. Hope you get lots done.

Shelina said...

Yummy food, and a big stack of fabric boxes. They all look great. I hope you have a great time!
Yeah, I know people who wouldn't eat quiche or casseroles, but will eat things that aren't called those things, but look very much like them.

Dawn said...

Linda, I"m going to post this as a comment because I can't get an email to go through to you today.... they are changing our email at work so maybe it has something to do with that?


Yup, wanted her to get it while they still had the sale on! I gave her the $ and told her she could give it to me for my bday - her gift would be going to pick it up and mail it to me! So she found out it was really a lot cheaper than what I gave her for $ so she went out and spent the rest of the $ on her friend for her bday!!!!

Not soon enough for Paducah! This year since I know ahead of time I'm putting away $ from my bonus check March 2nd! Whether Mark likes it or not!

This last weekend was just what I needed. It was fun and relaxing. I really liked jsut staying put in the house and eating home cooked stuff. Even if I did have to do a lot of running with Holly - but I was feeling so upset about Adam that I was just so happy to be liked and needed by Holly!

I'll have a pic to show you soon.... I've got a bit more to do going through emails and then I"ll send it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Well done on that narrowing down! And I hope you are having a fantastic time! Tracey