Friday, July 29, 2011

Retro fabric and a retro recipe

What does a creative person do when it's too hot even look outside? Plan a new project!!
I just finished my blue quilt (it's being quilted as we speak!!) and have almost finished piecing another one (I'll show you next week) of course its time to start another.

I just LOVE this vintage-y fabric from Piece O' Cake Designs and I've found a great appliqued quilt to go along with it. I ordered the pattern and I can hardly wait for the UPS man to deliver it!!

I've cut all my fabric plus enough for three more kits. See--I'm always thinking of you, too! I'm washing my fabric this weekend so that I can begin next week when the pattern arrives.

While my fabric is washing, I'll make this frozen salad of Shirley's. Jandell is making it for her salad supper party this weekend, so I'm going to make it to go with my pulled pork on Saturday night.

Shirley's Frozen Fruit Salad

1 Knox Gelatin packet
2 cups Sour Cream
¾ cup sugar
2 Tbls Lemon Juice
1-15 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
½ cup maraschino cherries--I have some fresh cherries that I might use instead.
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3 diced bananas

Combine sour cream, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add gelatin and mix. Fold in remaining ingredients. Pour into muffin tins lined with cupcake papers. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving. makes 18 "muffins"

Happy stitching (and staying cool!)