For Wednesday Nite Supper I decided to make chicken pot pies. I got the prepared frozen crusts and numerous cans of my favorite veggies: whole corn, sliced mushrooms, green beans, green peas, carrots, and Veg-all. I got the big cans of cream of celery and cream of mushroom soup. I don’t like the crust too thick on the edge so I cut them off. I used my pie pans that are bigger. All the veggies are drained. I added salt, pepper, and garlic. I ended up making 5 pies. Which was good, because boy, did they eat. I made a raspberry cobbler: pie crust, raspberries, sugar, corn starch, and lime juice. Wonderful!!! The salad I made was like the Olive Garden Salad with the Olive Garden Dressing. I don’t remember who came this week. I’m getting old.
Friends give me leftover blocks and scraps. I had some bright-colored star blocks and some light blue log cabin blocks I decided to make a wall hanging for my back door. I finished the unfinished star blocks and sewed them together. I took the log cabin blocks and sewed them together, then cut it down the middle. I put the blue on each side of the stars and made a point. This didn’t take an hour to do. Sewed it up and now it’s on the back door. Simple and easy project.
Last Saturday I went to Pine Bluff with Ruth Ellen. She had a party to go to, so she took me by the antique store for a couple of hours. I found a few things there. I got a cut glass pitcher, an olive Jerusalem cross, a card of bi-centennial buttons, a wooden carved stamp, a tin with a needlepoint look, and a red and clear crystal votive. By the back door there was a large trash can that had board games sticking out. Before I left I got them all out and a print on canvas. I’ll use the game boards and pieces for a large art project. This week on the way to supper Friday night I saw an estate sale across from the post office. They were just getting things out. I decided to go back early on Saturday morning. I found some fabric, embroidered piece, a pie server, and a wire rack hot pad. On the way home I saw a sign and went to another estate sale. I got there it is was my friend, Mary’s parent’s home. I got a Corningware covered dish, a cranberry tray and server, and a plastic black mammy plastic shaker.
Last Wednesday we had Sit and Sew at G-Maw Mary’s. It was Margaret, Mary P., Mary L., and Fannie and Deanna came later. We missed Kay and Wanda. They had stuff to do. G-Maw fixed fried pies using a sandwich press machine. One of the best things I have ever had! Everyone was just working on normal stuff. But, Margaret finished her quilt for her grandson’s graduation. It was very special. Sure he will love it.
My granddaughter, Maggie, was going to a school dance. She got her a pretty blue dress and got tennis shoes to match. She asked me if I would put rhinestones on her shoes. Of course, I did it for her. They turned out cute and she wore white lacy sock with them. I think she was really excited about going. Oh, a couple of weeks back her father said, “Now that you have the dress, do you have a date?” Her answer was, “Yes, May 5th.” LOL!
My friend, Riley Middaugh, a quilter in Little Rock, gave me several bags of scraps. In one bag was some purple and yellow L.S.U. fabric. I knew when I saw it I had to make my friend, “Mo-Neek” Pedersen something. I check out how much and decided with some yellow I could stretch it to make a banner or a wall-hanging. As I laid it out it needed something, so I did the L.S.U. letter appliques diagonally across the banner. I quilted it and put a hanging sleeve on it. I called “Mo-Neek” and took it over. I made her smile.
For Wednesday Nite Supper on April 26th I fixed Chicken Alfredo. I got 3 boxes of big noodles, 2 jars of Alfredo sauce, diced chicken, jar of sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic. I fixed a pickle tray, bread sticks, and the Olive Garden salad, green beans, and broccoli and cauliflower. For dessert I fixed a strawberry cake with fresh strawberries. Yum Yum!!!