Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Overnight blueberry french toast

I used this recipe (cut in half). Sort of. I didn't do the sauce (seriously? I'm not making a compote or whatever it is!) and I used frozen blueberries. I think I possibly had too much bread and didn't distribute the egg mixture evenly enough over it. and it could have used more blueberries. I just put a little butter on top in the last few minutes. It was actually quite edible though. I think I might use this again but tweak it a little more next time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


I made this buttermilk chicken recipe from TND. It tasted ok. It was easy. But I realized I...don't think I've ever actually roasted chicken before, so I have nothing to compare it to.

Apple cake take 2

I tried again, this time with all the ingredients, and it's really, really good. Moist and appley. Sort of like apple pie filling with a little moist cake. Not remotely healthy, except for the apples, but yummy.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crazy quilt

Finally finished one top. I've been sewing bits on this for YEARS. I think I'm just going to sew a plain muslin border and back to it.

Quilted pillow

I was making a small quilted square for a pocket for a skirt and decided it didn't look right. So I added a little more border and made it into a little pillow. It's about 10x4 inches. Just right for a doll or a little accent or something.

Apple cake

It was good, but not as moist as I'd expected. This was explained by me finding the melted butter that I thought I'd added in the microwave the following morning... I guess I'll have to try it again, with all the ingredients this time!

I used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I have an old tube pan, which is small and deep, so mine doesn't look quite the same. It certainly smells good though. I probably cooked it about an hour and 30-40 minutes. When I dumped it out it split in half - I maybe should have used more grease on the pan. I used melted butter instead of oil. Because, you know, butter. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Finished quilt

This has been around for a loooong time. I last worked on it in 2015! I still had a lot of strips left (I got rid of the extra squares long ago) and decided to let those go as well. I just did a plain muslin back for the quilt top and zigzag stitched the edges. I will NOT be quilting with this again - the fabric is so thin it stretches and wiggles all over the place, sheds threads, and generally drives me crazy!