Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Fall Right?

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!
Zucchini Quiche
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 :-)

27 comments:

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for the recipes. . .they look yummy! I like that pumpkin runner, a lot!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your table runner and food are all delicious looking> I really do love the fabric combinations in the runner.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that quiche looks good!!!! I'm gonna be whipping that up. Does it go with cheeseball?? LOLOL
And thanks for putting YOUR recipe up for the peeps. I'll send them your way.
Hugs!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to John oh and YOU !

Jackie said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with all the planned festivities! Happy Retirement with hubby. The recipes look scrumptious, I will definitely be trying them! Thanks.

Katie said...

Well now. It's about time! LOL Thanks for the cheesy recipe. :-)

Janet said...

Thanks for the quiche and cheeseball recipes! They both look like something we'd like here.
Congratulations go out to your hubby. Hope you two enjoy your retirements!
Cute pix of your grandbaby awhile back!

Kim said...

I love your pumpkin quilt, the fabrics are wonderful. Thank you for the cheeseball recipe my family loves cheeseballs.. I will be making it.. and I will make the quiche but probably I will be the only one to eat it.. LOL Have a great party and behave!!! or not....

Kris said...

I like your stitching! Our weather is all out of whack too. We have been alternating between days that are too cold for spring and days that are too hot for spring. (Makes you wonder where spring went!)

Carol said...

Love your pumpkin quilt...look at that stack of bindings...you are amazing. Thanks for the quiche recipe...looks yummy! And that cheese ball...OMG!! I need to make it...but every time I do, Andy and I eat the whole thing in one evening. We could just skip dinner. LOL!

Stephanie said...

Darling pumpkin little quilt!

Melanie said...

Hi Cheryl, the table runner is so beautiful- perfect for the season. Well done for getting more of your pile done. I'm still working on mine- got to cut out some appliques.

Suzie said...

Yes, it is Fall and it is cold here!...I like the paper pieced runner you made, I love pumpkins!
Thanks for the recipes, specially the one with Zucchini, it really looks delicious!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Even the pumpkins will be sweating in that kinda heat, whew! I've printed out that cheese ball recipe, yum! Thanks~

jen duncan said...

Oh I'm definitely printing out that quiche recipe. Yum!! Have fun at the party. Hard to believe it's over 90 degrees anywhere...I'm afraid global warming is really becoming apparent down there in SoCal.
Sewing, cooking, gardening, babysitting the grandson...girl; you're livin' the LIFE! :-)So happy for you.
xo, jen

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! The famous Ball O' Cheese! Thanks for the recipe!

sarahmurray said...

Love your pumpkin table runner. And that quiche looks so good! I may just have to make that for dinner. And thanks for the cheeseball recipe too, I've been wanting one for the holidays! x

Carrie P. said...

Happy Retirement to John! Enjoy it together.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cheryl, both recipes sound delicious. I've got to try them for sure.
Your autumn runner is so cute.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Joan said...

Thank you for the recipe. Going to try quiche this week

deb said...

Im with you, will fall ever get here????? Im for sure gonna make that zuchinni casserole, just as soon as its cool enough to turn on the oven!!!! It looks yummy!!!!

Ginger Patches said...

I just happen to have a bunch of zucchini I need to use up so thank you!! If the weather people are right you should get your wished for weather! Where's Luke???

Granny Lyn said...

oooh, yummy recipes!! thankee kindly!!

I just love that little runner! punkins are so happy, aren't they?

Sherry said...

Congrats to you both on your retirement...wishing you many happy years doing what you love! Thanks for the infamous cheese ball recipe & thanks to Sharon for asking you to put it on here. Your pumpkin table runner is very cute & congrats on getting those bindings done! I have several of those to do myself.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy retirement to your husband! Love the pumpkin table runner - look perfect for fall decorating.

Judy said...

The recipes look yummy, thanks. Oh boy, 92°, we had a low of 42° when I woke up the other morning. I like you table runner.

Morah said...

The cheese ball looks great!
Here we have 3 days of fall and 1 day of winter before heading back into summertime temps! LOL! I understand your frustration with high temps!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Cheers for the recipes :)Love the table runner. Hope you enjoy retirement...I am not there yet a few more years to go....