Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stuffin' Muffins

Use up the left overs.

Takes 40 minutes Makes 4 servings

2 cups cooked stuffing
1 cup cooked green beans
1 cup chopped cooked turkey
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup turkey gravy, optional
Preheat oven to 425. Press stuffing onto bottom of eight greased muffin cups. Layer with beans and turkey.
In a small bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar cheese; spoon over turkey.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes begin to brown.  Let stand 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides of muffin cups to remove muffins.

Found this in a Country magazine.
By: Pauline Porterfield


These were pictures taken at the DuQuoin Expo Hall Saturday night.  The grounds have a light display on them and then the hall has a Santa and activities for kids, a train, food and vendors.
The last picture my mom is holding Teigan in line for Santa and I asked her what she was going to tell Santa.  She told me she wasn't talking to him and she didn't.  Was standing but wouldn't look at him at all and hid around mom.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Not exactly sure why the look on picture 1.  Maybe cuz I asked her to smile.  The second picture was taken first and she saw the camera and said smile picture.  She was helping to put the tree up.
Here is a recipe that some of my family enjoy yearly at Christmas time.  I have never tried them but several of them LOVE them.  I found it years ago in a Country Woman Christmas hardback and my husband has made them ever since.

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles
1 jar (32 oz) whole dill pickles (we buy spears usually now)
1/3 cup prepared horseradish
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Drain and discard juice from pickles.  Slice pickles into spears and return to jar.  Add the horseradish. In a saucepan bring the sugar, water and vinegar to a boil.  Remove from the heat and cool slightly.  Pour over pickles.  Cool completely.  Cover jar and shake.  Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Yield: 1 quart

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The first 2 are rug mats I made for Christmas.  Teigan help ironing with her iron.  The vest I made for Teigans Halloween costume.  Sheriff Callie.  Grandpa and Teigan with a kite and then Teigan helping dig peanuts.
Can enlarge by hitting picture.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Miscellaneous and 2 quilt tops

Teigan gathering an egg right after the hen left the nest. With a baby chick that was hatched this past Fri./Sat.. Also her riding a horse today at a fall festival that we went to.  The 2 tops are for great nephews in Texas for Christmas.  Have one to do for a nephew here yet.  5 tops are done at a quitlers for the great nieces/nieces.  I will do the bindings.  Hope to pick them up this week and take 3 down.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Christmas 2016

This is a quilt top for one of my great nieces.  I will back it with a dark pink.  It has to be ironed and then pinned with the batting and all yet.  If you notice I messed up the purple corner blocks---should be on the green piece but.....I cut the green off and would have to block a piece of green in and then the purple so I think I am leaving it.  4 more of the jelly roll quilts to do and then 3 others for the boys.