Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week-end Projects

3 luggage handles

2 baby blankets

6 bibs

Co-workers a baby girl in April and one in July. Did burp rags earlier and the crochet beaded soxs.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

15 oz can pumpkin
12 oz can evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
2 eggs beaten
2 T. butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnish: whipped cream, optional

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except topping. Transfer to a slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Cover and cook on low setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Pudding will start to pull away from sides of slow cooker. Test for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center. Serve warm. Top with dollops of whipped cream if desired. Makes 4-6 servings.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Needing Help

These are a couple of luggage handle covers I made tonight. Making 3 for DD and her 2 friends for their cruise this summer. Anyway they make up so FAST. If I haven't been trying to thread my machine for the last 20 minutes I would be done with the third one. They take less than 5 minutes for each start to finish. Anyway the only velco the stores around here have is the stick on so of course my needle got all gummy and thread broke and it looked like crap cuz the bobbin thread was all bunch up. Thought I had heard or read how to do that once but can't remember~~~~Anyone have ideals? Got this ideal for Little Birdies Secret that is on the sidebar on my blog. Under their sewing label.
Hoping it will help them find their suitcases easier!
In the one picture the full one looks bigger on one end but it is how the picture was taken at an angle. I even measured after seeing this picture!
Thanks for any help!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

So True

But then some extra time I have~~~I spend on here looking at all the blogs. I have met so many GREAT people thru blogland!!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Treats for co-workers

I buy these mixes at Aldis and for the Chocolate Chip you add a cup of water and 1 egg and the Triple Berry 1/2 water. Everybody always says how good they are and they are so EASY! Only have 3 co-workers so leave the same amount at home.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Project I did tonight

Saw this on a blog yesterday and when digging thru my material for a quilt project tonight I thought I would do one. Really fast to do up.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 chopped green onions
12 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
1 1/4 (5-oz) cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz) sour cream
1 heaping Tablespoon chicken base

Wash potatoes and prick with a fork several times. Bake until done. Cool. Cut into half inch cubes. Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk. Cook over medium heat. Stir until thick. Add potatoes with salt, pepper, green onions, bacon, cheese and chicken base. Cook until heated. Stir in sour cream. Add extra milk if necessary for desired thickness. Makes 10 cups.

Zucchini Soup

2 lbs. pork sausage (browned and drained)
2 cups chopped zucchini
2 cups chopped celery
1 large chopped onion
1 small can mushroom pieces
1 (1 oz.) dry Italian dressing mix
1 qt. tomatoes

Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook 2 to 3 hours on high.

I usually cut the celery back. Have used hamburger and at times no meat. Also have used lima beans, green peppers and corn.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gooseberry Patch

GBP is now going to put out a loadable cookbook by chapters. Each time they reach a milestone of a certain number of fans on facebook they will put a chapter out.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stuffed Pepper Wedges

1/2 cup chive & onion cream cheese spread
1 tablespoon chopped black olives
2 green, red or yellow peppers, sliced into 8 wedges
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix cream cheese and olives together in a small bowl. Spread about 2 teaspoons of mixture on each pepper wedge, sprinkle with cheese. Arrange peppers on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Broil in oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and peppers begin to char slightly. Serve warm or cold. Makes 16.

Texas Corn & Green Chile Casserole

8-ounce cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
16 ounce package frozen corn, thawed
7-ounce can diced green chilies
salt and pepper to taste

Combine cream cheese, butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook until melted. Add corn and chiles, stir until well blended. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until golden around the edges. Serves 10.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Microwave Baked Beans

I do not eat baked beans but people say these are good.

16 ounce can pork & beans
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp catsup
dried, minced onion
pepper to taste

Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, mix well. Sprinkle with enough dried onion to lightly cover the top and mix well. Add pepper to taste, cover and microwave on high until thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir after each minute. Serves 4

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gooseberry Patch

Gooseberry Patch now has their March wallpaper out. This makes their 7th one I believe. Check out their site.