Sunday, November 25, 2018

Turkey Day-Turkey Food

A Little Sewing, but mainly

ordeurves..... aka appetizers

An empty plate

Turkey Shaped Cookie Cutters
Rye and Pumpernickel Swirl Bread

Cut Out Some Turkey Shapes and a plate of white Bread ones, too

Cover them with the seasoned Cream Cheese Mixture and add
Loveley Cucumbers and a sprig of dill on each...

No Meat Turkey for those Difficult to feed guests....
Cucumber dill Sandwiches in a special shape!

Prep Time 30 minutes
 Cook Time 30 minutes
 Total Time 1 hour
 Servings 16 servings
 Calories 153 kcal


·         1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
·         1/2 cup mayonnaise
·         2 tablespoons powdered buttermilk
·         2 teaspoons dried parsley
·         1 teaspoon onion powder
·         1/2 teaspoon dried chopped onion
·         1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
·         1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         Pinch black pepper
Don't forget your Deviled Eggs

To be quicker, I bought the hard boiled eggs... sliced in half, smashed the center in a bowl with a fork...
large, hard-boiled EGGS
1/2 cup
mayonnaise- olive oil mayonnaise was used for mine
1-1/2 tsp.
Dried Mustard
1 tsp.
fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp.
ground pepper
Apple cider vinegar to taste

Can add Sour Cream, Large Bacon chips and chives

AND  Don't Forget the spinach Balls

I change this recipe to suit the ingredients I have and my mood... In general... 2 10 oz froz chopped spinach packages cooked and drained thrown in bowl... mix with 2 cups of could be Pep.Farm, but whatever Herbal stuffing in box or bag crushed form-rather than squares are best for mixing... 4 eggs beaten well, I usually add some seasoned bread crumbs just for finer mix and all kinds of shredded cheese,-thrown in to be sure there is plenty for each spinach ball, 2 cloves of garlic chopped finely and at least half of a flavorful onion if large or 1 small one chopped into tiny squares.. Cheese can either be a mixed bag or this time I put in shredded parm, and 2 types of shredded cheddar plus shredded mozzarella....  Just lots of flavors...

Mix and put in frig or freezer to make easy to roll into balls and then roll the balls whatever size you like and cook in oven 10 minutes or until slight brown and crunchy on the outside.   These are usually a winner.

My local HT did the hard stuff... Turkey and usual mashed potatoes and green bean casserole... Picked up in the morning already cooked... YEH! HT
and it was cooked just right!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Multiple Cutting

So, I am using today to cut as many things out as possible.
I am going through my stash and laying out all the things I would like to make the same thing....
My ususal Jackets first...Fuschia Lace.. cut with scallops down the front... Baby Blue spider web lace... Royal Blue tufted chiffon.... Bright Coral Plaid Chiffon and Black with Metallic gold tufting... Gray green puffy chiffon.... all cut out...
And TOPS...
And Lastly Dresses.
I need to do a cleanup and resort... so My sewing Table will be clean except for the stacks of  items cutout today... This is the plan and I will take pictures as I accomplish it.  After this and making one outfit... I will pull out all the Christmas presents stash and line them up... Then I can sew many things this week.
Saw the Grandchildren a lot.... cut out 6 Jackets... Sewn...NONE...
Will not sew the jackets until I cut out the pants and Blouses...

Those are Magazine storage boxes with patterns in them on the top shelf... a bent paperclip shaped into a hook holds the plastic canvas sheet - holes are just right for the earrings to slipped through and backs holding on.  Bracelet storage will be added to my next blog after finishing these outfits.

But here is a sampling of the materials of the Jackets and scarves because as always ... Made the earrings... first..

The Colors of next weeks outfits... earrings made... fuschia and blue beaded bracelets for accessorizing scarves...

At Least Step one is done... and Jackets are cut out...I will time how fast I can do one jacket if it is all cut out... We know if I cut out the pants, they are 20 minutes each.   I will time the blouses also.  Give me a week and half and my plastic canvas hanging earring holder will be full.  The scarves will be the same as the earrings but intertwined with other colors that are in the blouses.  The black ones you see are black and bright gold, and I think I have some gold fabric in my stash so that should be a twinkling outfit...