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!

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Renewed Freshness After the Rain

It was extremely windy all day. The storms came in and it poured.  Not a lot of thunder and lightening -- just rain.  Then it stopped and the sun tried to shine through the clouds at the end of the day.
I was worried my plants wouldn't make it through the wind and the rain, but they awoke with a renewed freshness after the storm.  This little wood violet was protected by it's leaves.
Everything seems to be refreshed by the rain...
Thyme with little blossoms!

My Morning Glories are starting to take off and wrap around the trellis!
 The lettuce looks fresh and crisp with the rain water on it's leaves.  I'll cut some for sandwiches for this weekend.
A leaf on my pepper plants.

The violas looks a little damaged, but they are pretty tough and will bounce back with more blooms!
The Culantro looks pretty good this morning.
The Basil took a bit of a beating from the wind and the rain.

I planted some tomatoes in containers under the hanging tomatoes!
Can you see the Robin on the pot?  The Robins made a nest under my deck.

These are the hot banana peppers from my kids when they come home to visit this summer.
The marigolds on the bottom row to keep the bunnies away from the garden plants.
Going to pick a few green onions for this weekend too!
This will eventually be a lush green with plants and Morning Glories over the entry way to my quilting shop.
Can you smell the sweet basil?
I took time to smell them this morning and I plan to enjoy my garden and everything around me with a renewed freshness.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do You Need a Dish to Pass for a Pot Luck this Weekend?

How about a refreshing Cherry Coke Jello!
 Yes, I ate the first serving of jello!
 Here's the Recipe!
I had to adapt mine a little.  I had a bottle of Cherry Coke instead of a can, so I added less water and the whole bottle.  I didn't have a large Jello, so I used two small boxes.

 I stirred the coke and the jello - it bubbles up and then I added the cherry pie filling.
 Love the way it foamed and bubbled up!

The foam settles down after being chilled in the refrigerator.
Then add the cool whip.  It looks like I used the whole container, but I didn't - just a little over half of it.

This would make a great dish to pass at a potluck this weekend and it was fun and easy to make!

In addition to eating, I plan to sew a Red, White, and Blue Zig Zag Quilt this weekend! The quilt will look great with my jello!
Are you making a Zig Zag Quilt for the Challenge? It is fun and easy to make!

This is a recipe from my Mom.  Thanks Mom!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Up Close to the Blooms and Sprouts in and Around My Home on Mother's Day

 Look at that tiny little bee!

I hope to move my plants outside later today! My tomato plant is getting taller and taller everyday!
The Cilantro is sprouting - I may not move this yet!

 Can't wait for the fresh strawberries!
This is a flowering bush very similar to a lilac bush, but I don't remember it's name.

 Beautiful Violas -- I saved them from where they sprouted in between the gravel.
Enjoy the blooms around you today and everyday!
Happy Mother's Day!

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