Monday, January 24, 2011
Chillin' With the Chill
3 c. chopped potatoes ( I used left over baked)
1 c. water
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. shredded carrots
1/4 c. chopped scallions
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 lb. American cheese, diced
In a large saucepan combine potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, parsley flakes, bouillon cube and seasoning. Mix well, cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add flour to milk, mixing until well blended. Add milk mixture to vegetables; cook until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Top with bacon bits, shredded cheese , and chopped scallions
Remember I pulled my scrap drawers from the tower? Well, this flimsy came about using up some blues and reds (my those reds look pink in this photo). The pattern is from Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn - Wishing Ring #2. A pattern with y-seams that was a new technique to learn on Cyberquilters (which I am a member of). I think I will use a wide red border and then a scrappy blue binding to finish. This will make for a nice quilt to add to the charity tote.
Actually I came across the patterns first and then I had to hunt for these. This was a free BOM by Ria Lanser when she had the GrandmasKitchen site - now defunct. It's called Odd Socks - which we can all relate, too. Why is there always that one odd sock when you do the laundry? I just have to figure how I am going to set these - and if a wallhanging or into a lap quilt. I think I have some 'sock' print fabric and some 'shoes' print fabric.
I have a lot of embroidery to catch up on thru the week as I want to have my table clear for the Charming Girls Saturday Sew-in. Maybe by then I will have figured out what to do with those Odd Socks and that will be my project.
Some people have been asking me about the Village pattern. It is from Sulky International and is their 2004 BOM. Just google Sulky International and the year BOM - they have from 2001 - 2011. Their earlier BOMs are in German, but most are in English.