Friday, February 25, 2011
Lots of Stuff
I saw this neat video on another blog this morning while I was cruising around trying to return to consciousness. It perfectly illustrates the fun that is quilting. Sorry, I have no idea where I saw it. I went back to try to figure it out, but no go.
I thought I would share with you a simple recipe I made for lunch yesterday. I now have more of this in the freezer, too, so another meal-in-waiting, always a good thing.
Santa Fe Soup
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 - 14.5 ounce can chili-ready tomatoes
1 - 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 - 14.5 ounce tomato can filled with water
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup frozen pinto beans
Into each individual serving bowl put:
shredded cheddar cheese
Ladle soup on top of that, then add a dollop of sour cream.
And for dessert
3/4 cup cocoa
2/3 cup cooking oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan, 13 X 9 X 2 inches.
Mix all ingredients together and spread in pan. Bake for 30 minutes,
or until brownies start to pull away from sides of pan. Do not overbake.
I frosted ours with buttercream frosting, which is just 1/2 cup butter, creamed; to which you add 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar, and then a couple of teaspoons milk until desired consistency. Beat with mixer until nice and fluffy and spread on top.
(You can see that I spread that frosting on top while the brownies were still warm, but it's good that way!) (Especially if you put some vanilla ice cream on top.) (I know.)
Millie's blog. Thank you so much Millie and Kim at Magnolia Bay Quilts. This is such a good book. I totally read the whole thing yesterday. And would you look at that quilting! My only problem is deciding which quilt I want to make first. Seriously.
Hope you're having a wonderful day! 'Cause you know I love you.
Hugs and kisses,