An abundance of food with my quilts, and sometimes a quick and easy recipe!

Photos of breakfast, lunch, and dinner on my quilts. Including photos from my container garden. Sometimes, I will post a quick and easy recipe. This is my "just for fun" BLOG ! I see so many things that inspire my quilting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crispy Crunchy Sweet Apple Salad

Apple - one Delicious Apple - sliced and diced (peeled or unpeeled)
Celery - the tender center pieces of the celery stalk (about 1/2 cup chopped and cut)
Matchstick Carrots or shredded carrots (about a 1/2 cup)
Walnuts (10 walnuts- whole or chopped)
Yogurt with fruit - My favorite is strawberry - gives it a nice sweet flavor.
Follow the photos...

 You can leave the peels on the apple, if you would like.  It would also add more color to the salad.

 I had my Crispy Crunchy Sweet Apple Salad for lunch today with a fried thin bagel with a slice of muenster cheese between the slices. 
 The bagel didn't look so cool ... I sliced it up!

Do you like all the ingredients?  If you don't like something don't put it in!  You still won't like it in the salad.  I make this a little different each time I make it. I add whatever I have available and I choose the veggies I like.  I have even added chopped fresh broccoli.  I sometimes eat it with fresh melon on the side - not in the salad.  I really like it with the sweet salad. 
The apples will get brown so if you want to make it the day before add the apples at the last minute.

Other suggestions of items to add:
  • raisins or dried cranberries or even fresh cranberries
  • the peelings from the apple
  • fresh pears and peaches
  • pineapple
  • pecans
  • a teaspoon of Mayo to cut some of the sweetness - it changes the flavor 
  • diced onions for a different flavor
The list could be endless... try the things you like.

My recipe is for 2 to 3 servings - double it up to increase the serving size.


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Leftover Apple Slices and Peels for Breakfast

You saved the leftover apple slices from the Literally Delicious Turkey Sandwich with mandarin oranges to keep them from getting too brown.
Cut up the apples slices into small bit size or smaller pieces.  Add them to your oatmeal along with the mandarin oranges. If you don't like peels, don't save them and don't add them.  I love peels! Enjoy!

Literally "Delicious" Turkey Sandwich!

Another all photo recipe!

  Ready to eat - Enjoy!

Save the leftover apple slices for tomorrow morning's recipe. Don't save the peels if you don't like peels.  I love peels.  We had to take them off for the sandwich and you have to have them off for apple pie and apple crisp.

  • Of course you do not need a fancy apple slicer and corer.  I used it, because I just bought one at a Pampered Chef Party*!
  • You could substitute the bread - any kind.  I like the rye best, because it is firmer and tastes great with the apple slices.
  • You can substitute the cheese with a cheddar cheese or your favorite one, but I like muenster cheese best.
  • Apples can be saved with lemon or lime juice or orange juice or fresh oranges.  I used the mandarin oranges, because I have them.
  • I live out in the country 11 miles from a grocery store, so I substitute quite often.
If you order an apple slicer or another item because you saw it here, please tell Lisa you heard about it thru' Marcia Wachuta!  Thanks!

Enjoy your Literally Delicious Turkey Sandwich!

I am linking this post up with my Minutes for Me Linky Party.  Just sharing something I love to do --- Lunch does look like a quilt to me!  Taking time to play!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

The Colors in My Kitchen

A cool coffee mug with no markings on the bottom.  I paid less than a dollar for it.  Looks like a quilt to me!

 I only have two dinner plates, but that's ok it's just the two of us. I have some good old correlle dishes for everyday.

The silverware is Oneida and Shelly is the pattern. I got it as a wedding gift in 1979.  I only have 6 place settings and a few serving pieces.
Nice big serving plate. Paid one dollar for it.
The dessert plate is my favorite find.  I love placing a couple cookies on it!

One soup bowl and small plate. I love the colorful design.

 All of the dishes are thrift store finds, except the Corningware casserole. I purchased the casserole dish in 1979 and still use a quite often. It is the perfect size for green bean casserole.

  Just a cute little soup mug.

 A friend painted on an old pitcher and old glasses for me a couple years ago.  Love how she made it into a quilt.

The table topper quilt was created using "up cycled" denim from a beaded denim shirt. 
Enjoy your day!


Linked with:
Thrifty Groove's Once a Month -Tablescape Party Nov. 5, 2011
Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday - Nov. 7, 2011
Homemaker in Heels: Weekend Craft Soiree and Blog Hop #26 - Nov. 4, 2011
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - Nov. 8, 2011