Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May For Me


This is the 4th year for May For Me and I have several surprises thru the month as May is my Birthday Month!  Please be sure to visit Marcia for all the goodies she will be sharing, too.  And please, join us in this wonderful event and share some of your ME with us and use Marcia's linky parties, too.



 Part of my ME time is working on a project for me.  I haven't used my Asian fabrics since a project back when I first started quilting and before blogging - so no photo of that piece.  Now the mystery is, I went in search of my Asian stash to help out another blogger - it is missing!  But in my recent re-organizing I did find this piece of Kona Bay mixed in with my juvenile panels.  This is also my Let's Book It project because I had my memory jogged by another blogger who participated last month with one of her 'print and keep in a folder' projects.  I have 3 large binders of such things and I remembered something I had wanted to make LONG AGO.

To share a site some of you may not be familiar with - McCalls Quilting.com - and if you look under the BONUS section - McCalls Bonuses - you will find many bonus free patterns.  This one is called 'Doorway to China' from their Sept/Oct 2009 publication - page 4 of their listings.  The pdf is still available.
Set aside some ME time with a cuppa and treat and browse this site.



Part of my re-habbing from the broken hip was some dietary assessment to help mend and make new bone - a high protein diet.  Now I don't eat a lot of meat (which they kept trying to convince me was the best protein) and a lot of things they suggested just are not things I like to eat.  But I thought I could squeeze an egg a day into my meal plan - still not a favorite food.

Recipe:  Biscuit Egg Cup

Ingredients:
1lb. bacon
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
8 eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheese (mix, smokey,cheddar-your choice)

Step 1 
Heat oven to 350F to warm.  In skillet, cook bacon until crispy; remove from pan to paper towels and crumble.  Remove all but 1 0r 2 TSP of bacon drippings from skillet and add chopped onions; cook until tender.  In small bowl, mix onion and bacon.  Set aside.

Step 2
Using muffin cup pan; grease 8 cups.  Seperate dough into 8 biscuits; place 1 in each muffin cup and press into bottom and 3/4 up sides of cups.  Divide bacon/onion mixture evenly among the biscuit cups; crack one egg into each cup.  Top with cheese.

Step 3
Bake 30 minutes or until eggs are firm.  Run small knife around cups to loosen.  Serves 8 (or 4 hungry or 1 very hungry grown son)

**these can be made ahead of time - keep covered and in refrigerator.  When ready to serve, reheat in 350F oven for about 5 minutes.** 

Don't want the bacon - try some frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained) or mushrooms. Try the flaky or cornmeal biscuits for a different flavor.



GIVEAWAY



Bloomin' Fresh by Deb Strain for Moda

I will be having a give away each week - listed on Thursday and comments closing the following Wednesday night (12pmEST) with the winner announced with the new Thursday's giveaway post.  This week's 'present' (remember it's my Birthday Month) is a Jelly Roll of 'Bloomin Fresh' by Deb Strain for Moda.  Simply leave me a comment on what your favorite breakfast item is.  Be sure I have a way of reaching you.  I know there is a lot of problems with the internet right now with e-mails, comments, etc... (Heartbleed Virus and rss hackers) - I will try to respond to each comment.  If you don't hear from me, you may be a no-reply commentor (there are buttons on my side bar that explain how to fix that) - OR check you spam folders, your comments may be bouncing out due to the problems (if so, send me a private e-mail-shavroo53(at)yahoo(dot)com).
*I will ship international - so let's all play*

Closing Thought

"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat." ~Beverly Nichols


Wear a flower in your hair this week

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

  

57 comments:

  1. Happy birthday sometime this month :) I love a fried egg sandwich on brown toast for breakfast. I haven't had one for a few weeks because we were out of eggs but I think I will have one tomorrow.

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  2. Happy Birthday :) My favorite breakfast item is a fresh fruit and vegetable smoothie.

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  3. Happy Birthday sometime this month.
    I love Hashbrowns and fried egg. But have whole wheet toast with jelly most days with some fruit.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Sharon. Always enjoy your b-day month. I hope you find your Asian stash soon. I've lost some of my stash a few times, too. I always find it in a box under other fabric. ugh.
    I usually have yogurt, fruit and chocolate milk for breakfast. Sometimes I have a scrambled egg biscuit : )

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  5. Happy Birthday! I love omlettes with pepperjack cheese and sausage and fresh fruit for breakfast. Fortunately, I don't eat this way every morning, but I would love to.

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  6. Happy birthday month - I hope you enjoy it!! Breakfast for me is gluten free crispbread with butter and vegemite! But sometimes I have a bowl of banana, strawberries, blueberries and pineapple! Special treat and YUM!!
    xx

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  7. Happy Birthday month Sharon. My favourite breakfast is croissant and hot chocolate. I like the croissant warmed and with raspberry jam and if my husband makes breakfast and brings it to me in bed I am in heaven.

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  8. Happy Birthday Sharon!!
    I love boiled eggs from my own chickens for breakfast!

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  9. Happy Birthday this May! Thanks for sharing with a Giveaway. I'm not an EGG fan either. My favorite B-fast is my Smoothie, made with my home-grown Strawberries, banana, OJ (concentrate) and fruit juice.

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  10. Sharon, I am so sorry to read about your broken hip! I usually grab a bowl of Great Grains cereal with some almond milk for breakfast. Do you like cheeses? You don't have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast - you might enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, or a salad with cold cuts and cheeses added!

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  11. You really don't like eggs? Eggs are my absolute favorite food. But, I don't eat them for breakfast. For a very long time my breakfast has been a big glass of chocolate milk! Happy coming up birthday!

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  12. How nice for you to share your birthday celebration with us! I hope your birthday will be a good one. My favorite breakfast food is oatmeal with fresh blueberries and a few walnuts in it. Cooked on the stove, not the instant kind.

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  13. Love having a buttered toasted bagel and fresh fruit. Of course, every once in a while we splurge (calorie/fat wise) and have eggs benedict...not too often though since I like having my arteries unclogged...LOL!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. I have been trying to eat less meat & still try to get enough protein as well. Your egg cups look easy! My favorite breakfast is oatmeal and if I'm gonna be honest - bacon :) May is my birthday month too! Yay for May babies!!

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  15. Happy May B-Day! Glad you are continuing to heal.... it can be a long road. I'm not a meat eater either, but I do enjoy eggs. That looks like a great recipe. Normally, I'm a cold cereal eater in the summer, oatmeal in the winter. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway... I love this fabric!

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  16. Happy Birthday month! I'm not a breakfast eater. I usually won't eat anything until lunch. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. Happy birthday month :)
    French toast is my breakfast love.

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  18. Happy Birthday to you this month! What an awesome giveaway-such happy prints! My favorite breakfast food is french toast :-)

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  19. Happy May for Me! Happy Birthday! Thanks for joining in the fun again this year! Love your Giveaway! But do not enter me in it! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

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  20. Happy May for Me! Happy Birthday! Thanks for joining in the fun again this year! Love your Giveaway! But do not enter me in it! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

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  21. Happy birthday Sharon...you have a birthday...and we gets gifts! Wow! Thanks for the chance to win...
    I love my yoghurt with fruit and nuts for breaky...and on occasion ...pancakes!

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  22. Well Happy Birthday Month, I assume you'll be celebrating all month?
    I eat an orange every morning when I get back from walking, but my favorite would be a cherry danish.

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  23. Happy Birthday Month! Thanks so much for the chance to win that beautiful jelly roll! I think the favorite breakfast item in our house would have to be pancakes.

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  24. Happy Birthday Month!

    I have quite a number of oriental fabrics so I will definitely check that site out.

    As for a breakfast food I guess I would have to say that my favorite is pancakes.

    Whenever DH & I eat out I almost always get the pancakes & eggs combo. The funny thing is that I do not make pancakes at home --- only eat them out.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Sherry V.

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  25. Happy May for Me... and you! What a fun giveaway!
    My fave is still peanut butter and jam on toast :)

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  26. Happy Birthday month to you! I love making fried chicken with gravy biscuits for breakfast about twice a week.

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  27. What a great laugh I had looking at the recipe. Looking at the picture of 1 biscuit my brain made the recipe for one serving. Any recipe that starts with a pound of bacon is wonderful. Maybe not exactly what your doctor had in mind. A duh moment, but fun.
    My favorite breakfast food is Pork Roll and American Cheese on a Kaiser Roll. It's a Jersey thing.
    Happy, happy Birthday month. Celebrate every single day, you deserve it.

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  28. What lovely fabric you are giving away Sharon! Of course I'd love to win :) My favorite breakfast is Pecan Waffles at a delightful Pancake House in Gatlinburg Tennessee. They even give you warm pecan syrup - YUM!!!!! At home, my husband and I always make eggs and bacon - one of our "togetherness" rituals that always makes me feel at peace with my world :)

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  29. Happy May Birthday ! My favorite breakfast is porridge with fresh fruit and yogurt , love it .

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  30. Happy Happy Birthday to you Ms.Sharon. And may the month of May be good to you..
    As for my FAVORITE breakfast food, it is made from scratch biscuits and good old can milk gravy.. yum yum.. I was raised on this.. Do I eat it often? no but I still have a yeaning for it..

    Thanks for adding me in the pot for your drawing.

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  31. Happy May Birthday! I love breakfast and would eat it for all my meals but my husband isn't on board with that. I love bacon and eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles, omelettes, really anything related to breakfast. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Happy birthday for May, Sharon. I love bacon and eggs or if I don't have that, grilled cheese on toast. Your egg cup looks very yummy!

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  33. I am an oatmeal with blueberries, cinnamon and honey gal. Happy
    Birthday Month.

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  34. May is my birthday month too. I just love a crusty everything bagel with cream cheese, onion/chive or vegetable!

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  35. Happy Birthday month! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love eggs, but my favorite breakfast item is French toast, preferably made by someone else, with crisp bacon and maple syrup.

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  36. Happy Birthday to you! My favorite breakfast is anything cooked by someone else. Sausage or bacon, eggs and Strawberry waffles yum.

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  37. Looks like a fun pattern. Looking forward to seeing it come together. Have a happy birthday month!

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  38. I bake a wicked bran, flax, whole wheat muffin...that I eat for breakfast almost every day! (They also have nuts, cranberries, carrots and dark chocolate chips!) Yum. So glad your hip is feeling better!! Thanks for sharing the May for Me linky...I had fun creating my post.

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  39. That recipe looks yummy. I may try it this weekend. My favorite breakfast food is bacon. I also love my hubbys waffles. He makes them in a Texas shaped waffle iron. Happy All May Birthday!

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  40. Happy happy birthday to you!!

    I love most any breakfast food....bacon, eggs, donuts, danish, pancakes...I could eat breakfast food all day long. :)

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  41. happy birthday!

    I love vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries and granola!

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  42. Have a great birthday month. My favourite breakfast these days is a piece of my hubby's home made bread toasted with some crunchy peanut butter, a glass of orange juice and a cup of coffee. Joanne

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  43. My favorite breakfast is fruit and a toasted bagel topped with butter, cream cheese or crunchy peanut butter depending on my mood and what I have on hand. Have a Happy May birthday!

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  44. Happy May Birthday. My favorite breakfast is hot oatmeal porridge with a couple of tablespoons of
    yogurt on top. If there is no yogurt then maple syrup it has got to be. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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  45. have a great month! Love the giveaway!

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  46. Oh forgot to say my fav breakfast is a fruit smoothie

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  47. My favorite is a recipe called Oven Omelet. It is easy and I make it often. It can be made the night before. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday Month.

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  48. Happy May Birthday! It is one of my favorite months. I am happy starting my day with a bowl of Cheerios and lowfat milk.

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  49. Happy May Birthday!! and thanks for the giveaway! My fav B-fast is similar to yours. At our house, we start with a slice or two of ham, press down in a lightly greased muffin pan. Then we add the beaten egg, onions and green pepper mixture. Sprinkle pepper and cheese and bake. Voilà! Breakfast is served. Enjoy!

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  50. I absolutely love Eggs Benedict. I save them for a special occasion only and have the 15 minute oatmeal for every day breakfast. Much healthier.

    Happy birthday and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  51. I have recently return to health and exercise. A few years ago a trainer mentioned this and I am back to enjoying this in the morning! A Protein Pancake-In a blender a 1/2 cup of Old Fashion Oatmeal, 4 egg whites and a dash of vanilla and a sweetener (your choice), and sugar-free syrup. This meal stays with you for hours. Love It!

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  52. May is a big month for us as well. It sounds like you are taking really good care of your beloved hubby. We must not forget to cherish and spoil them. I love poached eggs on an English muffin with bacon and homemade hollandaise. Yummy,

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  53. Happy Birthday! I know it's a little unusual, but my favorite breakfast is soup, especially mushroom soup. I have it almost every day.

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  54. Happy Birthday! I hope your hip heals quickly. My favourite breakfast is steel cut oats with berries and walnuts.

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  55. Happy Birthday Sharon. Hope your birthday month, is fun and productive and that you get spoilt by all & sundry.
    I think my favourite breakfast food is fried eggs on toast. Not a bacon fan.

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  56. Of course I have that pattern too and hope to find time to make it some day. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  57. My favorite is something sweet. I have a really old coffee cake recipe that I love. It is not very sweet but is quick and easy to make.

    Karen
    Ksquiltingkorner.blogspot.com

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