#479 High Tide
#476 Anchors Away
(Charm Pack pattern)
Fat Quarters Shop is offering this as a kit.
#475 Nautical and Nice
#479 High Tide
It was these wonderful plaid dishes.
The day after Laurie read my blog
she walked into a thrift store and there they were - on the sale table.
The best part - there are TWO serving bowls.
I did not have any serving bowls to go with my partial set of plaid dishes.
The fabric is my Christmas line for next year - Adoring.
The sales reps will be showing this to you shop owners starting January 4th.
A couple of days ago another package arrived.
This one from Terry Adkinson of Adkinson Designs fame
What could this be???
Please come in.
Please sit down and relax.
I made the snowflake wreath out of old sheet music.
I saw the idea in the Pottery Barn catalog.
They were not for sale - just décor in the room setting.
I find the things I like the best in the Pottery Barn catalog are never for sale.
(Pretend you are listening to Christmas music)
#258 Cranberry Christmas
Probably not enough time to finish this one by this Christmas.
But Christmas comes every year.
Anise Fruit Bowl
And oh so easy to make.
Hot Spice Cranberry Punch
1 (64 fluid ounce) pineapple juice
1 (64 fluid ounce cranberry juice cocktail
4 1/2 cups water
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons whole cloves
4 (4 inch) cinnamon sticks, broken
1/4 teaspoon salt
Peeling of one orange
Pour the pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and water into a clean, well-washed coffee percolator.
Place the brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange peeling and salt in the basket of the percolator, and assemble the coffee percolator.
Cover and perk. Serve hot.
Float an orange slice in each cup.
Anise Fruit Bowl
2 cups water
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons anise seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 cups assorted fresh fruit
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, lemon juice, aniseed and salt.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
Strain syrup; discard aniseed.
Place fruit in a large bowl; add syrup and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 package Uncle Ben wild rice (original - not fast cooking)
Add celery and onion to Uncle Ben's rice before cooking rice.
Prepare rice according to directions on package.
When rice is done add:
1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 jar pimento
1 cup cashews
1 can water chestnuts diced.
Mix all together and pour half of the mixture in an 9 X 13 glass cake pan sprayed with Pam.
Season 1 lb. chicken tenders with lemon pepper and Lawry salt.
Lightly brown tenders in butter.
Place chicken on top of rice.
Top with the remaining rice.
Bake covered at 350 for 45 minutes
Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and the cornflake/butter mixture.
Bake for 15 more minutes.
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
And this was before I knew I was going to have a very short Christmas tree.
Sure does cover up the fact that my tree is actually setting on bricks.
The post office door is finished.