Wow, two posts in one day. I needed to post my stashbuster report, but I had so much more I wanted to share . Since my holiday officially started on Saturday, here’s a peek at what I’ve been doing. I don’t usually have all this extra time to do all these special little extras for my family.
Saturday, along with getting some quilting done, I dipped pretzels. Not a difficult thing to do, but my family really likes these. Plus, they are not chocolate, which I love, but can’t eat much of because of migraines. So this is a Christmas treat that I try to do every year. They look good as a holiday header, too, don’t ya think?
Today, (hope you are sitting down, brace yourself) I made homemade bread! And I don’t even have a bread machine. Go me! Here is the proof.
Hmmmm…how do I make sure I have it rolled out to a rectangle that is 9″X12″? With my trusty Omnigrid ruler, of course! Isn’t that how any quilter would do it?
Almost ready to go into the oven.
And if that wasn’t a great enough feat in and of itself, I made meatballs, for spaghetti & meatballs for supper. I’ll even show you the recipe for these. Hopefully, you will be able to read it, by clicking on the image and enlarging it. If you want to try these, and can’t read my Mom’s writing, let me know and I will clarify it for you. I got this recipe from my Mom, who got if from my Grandma, (my Daddy’s mom). Other than that, I don’t know where it came from. But they are really good, and pretty darn easy, as you use the microwave. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the recipe.
In the sauce.
Ready to be enjoyed with a slice of garlic bread, made from the homemade bread! Yum!
Then, after cleaning the kitchen from all that, I got a head start on Monday’s cooking, by mixing up some of my Grandma’s barbecue sauce recipe, so that I can cook Lil’ Smokies in the crockpot with the sauce, for Christmas Eve finger/snack food day.
Hope you are enjoying your Christmas holiday, too!