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    QNSue, your menu sounds divine! Love those cinnamon rolls, the bigger the better!

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    Somebody pass me some more marshmallows.

    I've got a question. We all have a tendency to abbreviate each others board names. Do ya'll have a preference how you want ta be addressed? I like abbreviations. What do ya'll think??
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    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Ok by me; less typing like text messaging which I do not do but like the shorthand form here. like dh, FART, and so on. For me, QNS is fine...now for the rest of you???

    Oh, we are doing a "snack" time tomorrow at 3pm...tea, tacos, and ????? gingersnaps???

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post

    Oh, we are doing a "snack" time tomorrow at 3pm...tea, tacos, and ????? gingersnaps???
    Yumm! Especially the tea.
    Bev
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    Your menu sounds great QNS, you're serving all kind of things I've never heard of
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    Wow!!! count me in for breakfast, lunch and dinner, oh heck I will just come and live at your house QNS, what wonderful hospitality you are providing for us.... I can almost hear the pan sizzling
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    Oh my, I think I just gained five pounds reading that list of food, QNS!

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    Anael - Do you have any feelings about shortening your name? And how do you pronounce your board name? Does it stand for anything?
    As for me I like both Bev & BB (dublb is short for double B.) I have a tendency to shorten everything. I don't mind the actual board name either
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    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    dublb, I would not know how to shorten my board name. It stands for one of the angels of creation and is pronounced the way it's written, you hear every letter. I don't know how to explain this! I don't like An so to me that's no option. Besides I don't have a long boardname or hard to write so as far as I'm concerned I just stay Anael.
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    Trouble with a capital T, folks. The cook is into Joanne Flute' mystery stories...fourteen books giving in each some mmmm good cookie recipes. There will be cookies everywhere you look tomorrow and maybe this afternoon.. Joanne Fluke grew up in Minnesota and has a web site " murdershebaked.com now lives in CA. Watch out for those cookies!!

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    Just checking in on the campfire. QNS, you are truly a great hostess. I'm going to wear my pants with the stretchy elastic waist band!! Yum- everything sounds so good.

    I've been finishing up some UFOs this week. My Viking was in the shop and I had to wait for it to do the actual quilting. Sewing binding on Storm at Sea today and then plan to start QAYG on my PC blocks. Haven't been able to spend much time here-mom had a few health issues as did Patches (the dog). Not sure who I worry about more LOL!!!

    I have Italian Wedding Soup in the crock pot; made enough to bring to the camp fire tonight!
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    Recipe, JanRN, recipe. Please post. I have heard that is very good. Give your Mom and Patches some extra hugs, too, before you bring your crock pot to the campsite dinner. And post pictures of your projects if you can.

    Green beans will have slices of salt pork, with favor you will not believe. Its old fashioned cheap farm food my Grandmother taught me how to do it. Salt pork is sold at most grocery stores, cheaper than bacon, with twice the favor. Go for more lean than fat, and slice the back rind off first, then slice it as thick as you want. Brown it in the Iron skillet, then add the green beans. Feed the rind part to the dog 'cause its tough. Fry it first, though, it get all the favor from it into the beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    dublb, I would not know how to shorten my board name. It stands for one of the angels of creation and is pronounced the way it's written, you hear every letter. I don't know how to explain this! I don't like An so to me that's no option. Besides I don't have a long boardname or hard to write so as far as I'm concerned I just stay Anael.
    Sounds good ta me. Anael it is!
    Anyone else with those names? Do you want 'em shortened?
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    QNS - That's how I've always done beans. Green or pintos. Even Blackeyed Peas! Ymmmm!
    I love those virtual cookies. Thanks. Enjoy your books!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Yes, dublb, I read the books a number of times and checked out the website. I admire anyone that can stack cookies and make them look like a hamburger.

    Successful in planting all the plants I could today and put the remainder in the garage. Finished laundry for the week, kitchen is cleaned up, so may be I can sew tomorrow. Anyone else finished any project this week?? JanRN, I think I can smell your crock pot soup, but no recipe??

    Tomorrow its Texas Bar-Be-Que, short ribs, Boston baked beans, cornbread, cold slaw, and home made ice cream.

    Breakfast is potato cakes, eggs the way you like them, and bacon. Milk, tea or coffee. Lunch is creamy chicken noodle over toast, with steamed broccoli, and pie of your choice. Enjoy.

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    Recipe for Italian Wedding Soup (my easy version)

    12 frozen meatballs, microwaved then cut in quarters
    1 cup chopped cooked chicken*
    1 cup carrots, cut like coins
    1 cup diced celery
    6 cups chicken broth (I use canned)
    1 clove finely chopped garlic
    salt & pepper to taste
    1 can chopped spinach (or fresh spinach or kale)
    1/4 cup acini di pepe or any small pasta (we like mini bow ties)
    1/4 cup Romano cheese

    Put everything in crock pot except spinach, pasta and cheese. Cook on low/medium (depending on how hot your crockpot gets) for 6 hours. Add pasta and spinach during the last hour of cooking. Serve with cheese on the side.
    *I buy boneless chicken breasts when they're on sale and always bake a couple extra ones when I make them for dinner. I chop the extras up and keep them handy in the freezer.

    This soup freezes well. And it makes your house smell sooooo good!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Howwwwwwwddddyyyyyyyyy Pardners!
    (said in the best Minnie Pearl way!!)

    I see I've missed a LOT of action, food, FUN, food, fellowship, food that's been abounding this week during Spring Break.

    The good news is that I took my tax stuff to the accountant today. So it's now all up to him to crunch the numbers ... hopefully in my favour!! And after that, dropped by my LQS .... and drooled and slobbered over two new fabric groupings she had just unwrapped. One set was all in golds/bronzes/beiges .... subtle changes from one to the other. The other matching set were all grey/black/whites, same fabrics, different colours. 12 bolts in each set!!!! I swear ... I DID NOT PURCHASE any of them!

    You'd have laughed at me though ... as I went in two ladies were looking at a FQ and oohing and aahing .... I just about pounced on them, as it was a "must have" for PC .... and managed to snag the final FQ. When I do some pics this weekend, I'll show it to you ..... and so many other things that I need pics of, including my fate determined to doing a Mini Quilt!!!

    Now I can get back to serious sewing. Me too, on the Easter weekend being all about me and sewing!! I'm hoping to get all my PC blocks caught up ... six to go, and I'll be with the Posse again and ready to start again on Tuesday. I have the partners done for 4 of those 6, so I won't be working quite so fast as it might appear when I start posting!

    Ideally have those next two done as well. And would love to get a plethora of other sewing things done too. But first, the PC blocks!

    Looking forward to catching up with everyone now that the FWS and tax deadlines are done and over with!!!

    HOPPY EASTER Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks, JanRN, for that mouth watering, good smelling, soup recipe. Easy to put together, then retreat to the sewing room for the day. Welcome back, QuiltE, you were missed. Company is coming for real on Saturday, so if I am to get any PC sewing done, its tomorrow...time will tell. It would be nice to be caught up to date.

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    QNSue ... will your DH be back with lots of fish for you to serve the IRL company? Thanks for missing me! I sure have missed everyone too!!!

    Salmon ... Forgot to mention, I'm another salmon lover!!!! In anyway but raw or that slimy smoked salmon!! Can never get enough of it!!!

    JeanieG ... if we're not chatting ... have a wonderful trip and a great time with your family!!!

    DublB ... glad you were far away and safe from the shake, rattle and roll!! I have some former neighbours that moved to farm in the D/FW area, so have been wondering how they made out.


    .......... and now folks, this
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Yes, dublb, I read the books a number of times and checked out the website. I admire anyone that can stack cookies and make them look like a hamburger.

    Successful in planting all the plants I could today and put the remainder in the garage. Finished laundry for the week, kitchen is cleaned up, so may be I can sew tomorrow. Anyone else finished any project this week?? JanRN, I think I can smell your crock pot soup, but no recipe??

    Tomorrow its Texas Bar-Be-Que, short ribs, Boston baked beans, cornbread, cold slaw, and home made ice cream.

    Breakfast is potato cakes, eggs the way you like them, and bacon. Milk, tea or coffee. Lunch is creamy chicken noodle over toast, with steamed broccoli, and pie of your choice. Enjoy.
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Recipe for Italian Wedding Soup (my easy version)

    12 frozen meatballs, microwaved then cut in quarters
    1 cup chopped cooked chicken*
    1 cup carrots, cut like coins
    1 cup diced celery
    6 cups chicken broth (I use canned)
    1 clove finely chopped garlic
    salt & pepper to taste
    1 can chopped spinach (or fresh spinach or kale)
    1/4 cup acini di pepe or any small pasta (we like mini bow ties)
    1/4 cup Romano cheese

    Put everything in crock pot except spinach, pasta and cheese. Cook on low/medium (depending on how hot your crockpot gets) for 6 hours. Add pasta and spinach during the last hour of cooking. Serve with cheese on the side.
    *I buy boneless chicken breasts when they're on sale and always bake a couple extra ones when I make them for dinner. I chop the extras up and keep them handy in the freezer.

    This soup freezes well. And it makes your house smell sooooo good!
    Oh yall are making me hungry! I'm gonna send this recipe to my DD & my DDIL.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Pounded fried steak smothered in Mushroom soup gravy yesterday for the guy who went fishing together and brought back some nice bass. On the side was an oven roasted pork loin. Almost five pounds worth; will be their meat for the week.

    Again, I sprayed the small roaster with oil; added the roast, poured a quart of canned apples over it (4 cups), and added 3/4 cup of brown sugar, put the lid on and roasted it at 350 degrees for two and half hours. Took the lid off the last 30 minutes and it browned nicely. My dh will eat this; and he does not love pork the way I do. I grew up in Iowa and we butchered four hogs and two cows every year, I learned how to cut up and wrap fresh meat at an early age.

    After the guys left to go fishing, we gals jumped into her car and sped off to the.....not quilt shops, but a nice plant nursery close by. Found some nice buys and filled her car up to the roof and had to work hard to make it all fit in. Funny how I always end up needing side boards whether its cooking or shopping. And since it was noon and we were hungry and tired, we stopped by her local "Texas" stop sign. The DQ for blizzards and a sandwich....no cooking and no dishes to wash...for real.

    The downer is now I have to plant all those plants, so no sewing room action today. Wishing for some good Texas What-a-burger or tacos today....pass one on up, dublb, please.

    LOL, I thought I was on the virtual spring break with this one QNS!!
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    Oh may miss 3 pm tea tomorrow. I'm cleaning--yikes I hate to clean. Have Easter dinner at our house, Since dirt and farm life are synonomous it's a last minute job--been cleaning closets too. And think I have to make a seed run tomorrow a.m. to pick up peas and barley so DH can drill them tomorrow. Then co-op will come and spray the alfalfa on with liquid fertizlier. In June we'll chop the barley/pea mixture before the barley beards appear. Makes a tasty main dish for the cows!! Then back to the salt mine of cleaning.
    I'm behind on my PC blocks, but have 8 little quilts sent off to AAQI. Now ready to start some more mini's for the cause.
    Got some lettuce (romaine) and broccoli planted this week. Can't wait for fresh veggies from the garden.
    Been another long day here--Gnight all.
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    OKSGlad ... You remind me so much of myself a few years back ... do it all!! And you forgot to add in the never-ending meals to have ready amidst all the running and busy-ness!!

    Go thru and do that cleaning with a lick and a spit ... and instead of cleaning the closets, just do the one that might get used, and stuff the others with things!!!!

    Not that you're not busy enough with spring work on the farm already ... you also have a feast to prepare for Sunday's guests!! Take care ... and we'll see you when the dust settles ....... hhmmmmm October?
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    JanieW...hope the health issues get resolved soon. What a great soup. I'll have to try it.

    QNSue...how do you stay so slim? You serve meals fit for a hired man but tasty enough for a king! Glad you got your plants in the ground/garage. We're these annuals for perennials? Enjoy your sewing today.

    QuiltE...glad you got your taxes off for final figuring. I was at my LQS on Monday and they had so many new fabrics it made my head swim. I did pick up a couple FQ for a mystery quilt I'm planning to start later this month. So hard to resist all the beauty! Hats off to you for doing it.

    Oksewglad...yup..farming always seems to find it's way into the house and cleaning is very different than dusting in the city house. That mix for forage really sounds good. I bet the cows do good on it.

    Jeanie...happy trails to Arizona!

    Yesterday I planned to finish sewing the D9 patch together but I got bored so I worked ahead on the PC blocks. Half a day and half a block! Y seams and paper piecing!!! I like the results but still haven't found any comfort zone. I did take pictures of the garden and I have pictures of blocks to post. Have to jump over on my computer to do that. See you all soon. Have a great day!

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    Well for some reason I didn't get any updates on this thread until this morning, so had 3 pages to catch up on! Sounds like everyone has been very busy especially "cooking".

    I was able to finish both blocks I had started (the two tree ones). My dd has her camera so I will see how the scanner works and get them posted on the appropriate threads.

    I cut papers, chose fabrics and figured measurements for Cats Paw and Confederate Rose. I really have to design a couple cards today (and cut materials for a card class) before I can sew, but sewing is good motivation! I *should* be able to at least be the fabrics cut today and maybe one block done...maybe....

    carrie

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