Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Wall

Here's my design wall. It's slow going but I may have a completed quilt in a couple of months. The inside block is 9 inches and the whole block is 18 inches. I have about 24 to make. This will eventually become a king size quilt for my daughter. Here's how is started. Here's my design in EQ6:

You can see I have a ways to go yet. I'll keep you posted. Check out Judy's blog to see what everyone else is up to. Have a great day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ramen Cabbage Salad and Giveaway

I read Chickens in the Road daily. Suzanne has so much to blog about and her dailies are so interesting. Today she's having a Giveaway for a cast iron dutch oven if you submit a summer recipe. Here's mine:

Ramen Cabbage Salad
1 head of cabbage, sliced thinly
1 green pepper, sliced thinly, optional
1 package Chicken flavored Ramen
1 package toasted sliced almonds

2 T. sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2T. vinegar
1 packet chicken flavor

Put in a jar with lid. Shake to mix. Reserve.
Break up package of Ramen noodles

When ready to eat, mix all together and serve immediately.

Don't mix ahead of time. It will get soggy.

I usually put the ramens in a baggie and another baggie for the cabbage.

This is simple but delicious.

I Can't Believe It!

I've been silent for over a month. I read the blogs daily but think that I don't really have a lot to say that anyone would be interested in.

We're getting ready for a surprise birthday weekend for my DBs sister. She turns 60 this weekend. Her daughter and oldest sister are planning a get together on Sunday and we're having the primer on Saturday. Food, family, horseshoes, music, whatever. I'm just thankful that the weather will be great. Our lawn is still a little soggy but that won't stop the horseshoe competition.

I've been cooking. The BBQ beans are in the oven, the potato salad is made and in the fridge soaking up all the flavors. I've made brownies for desert. I still have my coleslaw to make. That needs a trip to the store for the cabbage and whatever else we need.

Since I didn't take any pictures of the food prep, here are some pics I have taken this last month.

Here's one grosbeak. We have several male and females.

The goldfinches are in abundance. I'm going to put some thistle out for this weekend. Our family loves all the birds we have here.