Do I have any business at all even thinking about starting a new project? NO. But am I entertaining the thought? Heck yeah!
I love the drunkards path pattern and when I came across this variation while on retreat I just had to take a picture. And I've been pulling that picture up more and more often lately just looking at it and thinking how pretty this is and maybe a nice project to get me out of a slump. And such a nice stash quilt it would be too. If I do this it will have lots more colors of course. Red, yellow, pink, orange, purple, blue, green in all shades like a real flower garden. I know I really need to work on other things first but this sure is calling me. Sigh.......
This was supper. I never claimed it was healthy. But it sure was tasty. There was iced tea to go with it and there should have been a green salad but I forgot to fix it so we did without tonight. I eat a large salad with my lunch every day so it's not like I haven't had my share of greens for the day already.
Last picture for the day and then it's into the sewing room I go to see if I can shovel a little more out tonight.
Every wonder what the secret to great mashed potatoes is? Well you're looking at it! Yep it's mayo! Not just any mayo but a good brand made with lemon like Kraft or Hellman's. Cook your taters like normal, mash them with a little butter and milk but not much. Then but in a good sized spoon of mayo and stir it in until you have really creamy potatoes. These are soooooooo good! Just salt and pepper them and ya don't need gravy!
In my family these are know as "Granny Taters" as that's how my granny made them. I didn't realize until a few years ago that most of my family didn't know what her "secret" ingredient was. Not that it was a secret just that her kitchen was so small she prefered to cook without a lot of people underfoot so few people ever saw what she put in them to give them that distinctive taste. But when I was a teenager I spent a good bit of time with her and just never realized it was a big deal to put mayo in mashed potatoes. Not until Thanksgiving a few years ago when I was at Mama's helping with lunch. My brother was there and wanted to know what the heck I was doing when I put mayo in the potatoes. I think he thought I'd lost my mind! LOL! So I asked him, didn't you like Granny's mashed taters? Well that's what she did! Come to find out from other family members there that very few of them knew that. And had in fact tried to figure out for years why there taters weren't as good as Granny's.