It may be Fall in some parts, but here, well today it was 92 again!! We are promised cooler weather by the weekend, but I don't know. This is the big retirement week, with lots of festivities planned. Saturday we are having an outdoor family party, so medium weather please!!!
A little quilty business here......I made this little paperpieced runner and last year I gave it away as a gift. There were enough papers and fabric left to make another so this one is for me!! And then there's the bindings...got through this pile, well except for the top one. It's waiting to be done, so I will be starting on that one tonight.
I am happily enjoying retirement, even though the day just goes too fast. I have been dabbling in a little gardening :-)!!! I have taken on the task of filling in that brown spot in the front yard. For what ever reason it just won't fill in, but I'm on it!! I know, I know, it's a tough job but......!
Thought I would leave you with a couple recipes. First one is for a Zucchini Quiche that my mother in law gave me years ago. It is really yummy, fast and easy and also a great vegetarian recipe.
So here goes!
3 zucchinis (enough to make 4 cups shredded zucchini); 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 1/2 cups shredded Jack Cheese; 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese; 1/2 pound mushrooms, sauteed in butter; 3 ounce can french fried onion rings, crumbled(in the picture that's the bigger can but we like more onion); 4 eggs; 1/2 cup milk.Grate zucchini. Add salt to bowl and put in colander and let drain for 30 minutes. Put zucchini in cheese cloth and squeeze out any extra water. Spray pie or quiche dish with Pam. Press zucchini in dish, over bottom and up sides. Mix cheeses, mushrooms, and onion rings. Put in prepared dish. Mix eggs and milk and pour over top. Bake at 350 for 40 to 55 minutes until lightly brown and quiche is firm. YUMMMMMMMMMY!!!
And Miss Red Geranium requested the recipe for THE WORLD FAMOUS BALL OF CHEESE...... (picture stolen from Red Geranium Cottage, with permission of course!!) 2 - 8 ounce packages Cream Cheese, softened; 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Tillamook Cheddar Cheese; 1 (1 ounce) package Ranch Dressing Mix -(make sure it is dressing and not dip); 2 cups chopped pecans. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the package of dressing mix. If you want to go hog crazy add the whole thing, hey live on the edge!!! Form into one large ball of goodness and then roll in chopped pecans to coat! Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
Well that's it for me. There will be lots of retirement pictures coming. The big shindig is Thursday night! Hope everyone has a wackadoddle week! See you later alligators :-)