Where would I be with out my slow cooker??? Stuck in the kitchen making dinner, that's where!
Thanks to my personal assistant and sous chef, my crockpot, I was able to FINALLY complete a few items that had been on my To-do list for weeks. I'll share the recipe in a minute...
✔ The pattern test is DONE! I can't share the finished top, but as I stated last week (and shared), one of the options allows you to use a panel at the center. I had to add to the panel I had selected to get it the correct size...
The other item completed was the Christmas stocking for our newest grand-daughter, Hanna.
After we celebrated Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening the three darling girls came home with us since their Mom & Dad had to work the remainder of the week/weekend.
Naps were needed as we "watched" the Thanksgiving Day parade...
Once everyone was refreshed and recharged the afternoon involved riding and driving Dave's new-to-him tractor...
Hanna was hanging out with me inside, happy and content with her plethora of toys offering entertainment as I enjoyed some Hallmark movies...
After a repeat of day one on day two, we ventured into town for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Grand times with the Grand-babies! 💗 But alas, the fun came to an end when our other daughter, Rebecca picked them up to return to Pueblo so that they could all sleep in their own beds for Saturday night. They trimmed her tree, colored/decorated eggs, watched Aladdin and played hide and seek...
2.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
28 oz can green enchilada sauce
24 oz chicken or vegetable broth
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste
Cook for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken. Stir in 4 oz cream cheese until melted/blended.
Optional garnish: avocado, green onion, sour cream, cilantro
Serve with quesadillas or chips
I used dairy-free cream cheese and it was delish! Dave loved it as well. :)
✔ While the soup was simmering away, I was finishing Hanna's stocking. Ta-da!
❧ On the cutting table next is a collection of little lovey blankets that came with Disney Babies. This is a custom memory quilt...
The little blankets are two-sided and I'll be using a layout similar to the "Little Princess" one in the lower right corner.
I'll need to add some other fabric to make it a 60"x80" finished quilt, but this should be a fun project.
❧ I'll also be getting the pattern for the label of the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail quilt finalized and tested, as well as a wrap-up of Marion's Memoir.
I continue to search for another "topic" for another special sew along, several suggestions have been made. Keep the suggestions coming! I'm still on the hunt.
One book I have ordered is about five women that made aviation history. Another I have looked at is by Rose Wilder Lane written in 1925... the only book I have located happens to be selling for $70 and I'm not sure I want to invest quite that much money. It is a fictional biography of Jack London with a San Francisco setting.
One last idea I have had was to do a collection of classic books with each having a block of their own.
What do you think?
Leave a comment... I'm open to ideas and I'd love to hear from you!
Be blessed and keep piecing,
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