It has been too cold for too long! February here in NY has been snowy and sub-cold. Both my boys (27 & 28) happened to stop in the same night, of course around dinner. Boy that hasn't changed. So a quick, what's easy, filling and warm you up meal can I fix? This is a quick meal I use to make when they were kids. I use to use Bisquick to make my own dough, but remember (?) I don't bake.
3 cups chili with beans (cans)
1/2 pound hot dogs, sliced
2 cups shredded cheese (I had Taco blend on hand)
1 Family size flaky layer biscuits roll
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees .
Spread half of the chili into the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Make a layer of the hot dogs over the chili. Cover the hot dog layer with cheese, then top with the rest of the chili. Pop open the biscuits and separate layers. Lay the dough over the contents of the dish, and poke a few slits to vent steam.
Bake for 15 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top crust is golden
This is the newest BlockaPalooza block. I just love this line - Buttercup - by Moda.
And the next block for the Layer Cake Quilt Along. I used up one left over group of FQs , so now using another group. My earlier blocks will go into a small sampler and the last few blocks in this line will go into a table topper. Wow, Christmas presents done already.
The next step of Happy Quilting Quilt Along. Those 16-patch blocks have been sliced, diced, and sewn back together. I gave them a final pressing with starch as now all the outer edges are bias.
This star sampler I made 3 yrs. ago - cannot remember what Quilt Guild website I got this BOM from. It is my February UFO finish for the PatchworkTimes Challenge. It is handquilted - took all month, but it is done!
I tried to work on this when the 'Queen' was off for her nap. Thought I was clever in keeping it in a bag, so she wouldn't get on it. She was gone during her usual bedroom nap time, so I got it out of the bag to finish the last corner and few inches of binding. I tugged and pulled - lo, she had crawled in the bag and into the quilt folds to take her nap. Quilt has now been 'cat scanned'.
Moving on to the 9-patch block. This little project is for the Moda Bake Shop Charm challenge. I'm using Breakfast At Tiffany's - Moda. I set out all my charms into 9's and then just chained sewed til' all the blocks were done. Think it took longer to decide what charm to use where then the sewing.
These have then been sliced horizontally and vertically for the split 9-patch block. No tutorial as there are lots out there if you need. Hopefully I can get the rest of the project completed by this weekend so I can bundle it up - top, backing, batt - to send to the longarmer. I want a special quilting - another Christmas gift. Oh, I'm filling that box fast.
This is a quilt my MOM made - her version of my Garden Bed charm and 4-patch quilt. These are 3.5" squares with 3.5" (using 2" strips) 4-patch, set into beds - 'Red Beds'. Sashed up with borders - how pretty. She's slowly learning to use her stash - we put her on a fabric diet. It's time to use those 4 rooms of fabric. (she probably has more hidden)
February has held a flurry of snow and cold - and lots of projects! Will March enter as the Lion or the Lamb? And if which, how will it inspire my next month's fun with fabric?