Saturday, August 8, 2015

Domestic Days

 I have been speed stitching lately working on all the charity quilts, but I had fallen behind on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks. Yesterday was when Lori Holt posts the next two blocks, so I was determined to get caught back up. It was also Friday Night with Friends (FNwF) http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2015/08/baby-gifts-fnwf.html, so I made these four blocks:
1. Kettle's On!--I used some of my Bonnie & Camille fabrics
2. Kitchen Window
3. Mama Hen
4. Milking Day

I cheated on dinner and made mac and cheese in the crockpot using a super easy recipe:
1 pound elbow macaroni uncooked
4 cups of milk
4 cups of grated cheese (any kind you want)
1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese (I use Neufchatel)
1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
I recommend using a crock pot liner for easy clean up. Put all ingredients in the crock pot on hi. Break the brick of cream cheese into smaller pieces. Cook for between 2.5-3 hours and stir every hour or so.

This is so easy! I keep the ingredients on hand and often throw it together when I get home from work and my family can eat it whenever they are ready for dinner. It also gives me more time in my sewing room.
 Today, I made these FGV blocks:
1. Old Glory
2. Old Red Barn
3. Out to Pasture
4. Patchwork Pumpkin
More domestic chores filled my morning--four loads of laundry. I baked brown sugar brownies or blondies for my daughter's yearbook party. They are delicious and so easy--here is the recipe http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/10728/brown-sugar-brownies/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=2754&referringContentType=recipe%20hub
I double it and use a 9 x 13 inch pan. I also leave out the walnuts. I made two pans worth, so we had some leftover.

27 comments:

  1. Du bist ja schon wieder fleißig !
    So schöne Blöcke.
    Die Blöcke mit dem Teekessel und dem Apfel gefallen mir sehr, aber eigentlich sind sie alle wundervoll.
    Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag
    Käthe

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  2. I'm in love with the Farm Girl blocks, and yours are very charming!! Sally

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  3. I love all your Farm Girl Vintage blocks, they're really cute! It's tough when life gets in the way is sewing :) I have the same dilemma!!!

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  4. Lovely farm blocks...such fun! Xox

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  5. Your blocks are all lovely, the mac and cheese and the slice sound wonderful. I used the slow cooker for a stew on the weekend, makes like much easier and as you say gives you more sewing time!!

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  6. All your blocks are so fun--I love that pitcher of sunflowers too!

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  7. I always look forward to seeing your new blocks. I'm still behind. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes!

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  8. Hello Tanya,

    Love the blocks you made especially the kettle and the chicken.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  9. Your farm girl blocks are coming along nicely! Both of those recipes look easy and sound delicious!

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  10. Funny blocks. I like them.

    Iris

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  11. The farm girl blocks are so much fun. I also made blondies this weekend! Thanks for the mac and cheese recipe I am definitely going to have to try it out.

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  12. Busy lady! :) I also saw the four finishes in the previous post.

    I never thought of doing macaroni or pasta in the crockpot; what a great idea!

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  13. Busy lady! :) I also saw the four finishes in the previous post.

    I never thought of doing macaroni or pasta in the crockpot; what a great idea!

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  14. oh yummy on those!!! I am too doing the farm girl blocks! I am behind a bit but I love them!

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  15. Cute blocks, especially the scrappy milk jug!

    I would be lost without my crockpot!

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  16. Your Farm Girl blocks are so sweet! I'm not doing the QAL, but am loving seeing all the blocks everyone is making. It will be so fun to see them all done! Thanks for linking up to MCM. :)

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  17. Very productive! Congratulations on getting caught up on your FGV blocks. Yours look great.

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  18. Tanya, your blocks are so pretty in your fabric choices! 8 blocks is a lot of progress. And thank you so much for sharing the mac 'n cheese recipe. We're going to try that out today!

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  19. Your FGV blocks are really pretty. Love the fabrics and colour choices. Daren't look at the Brownie recipe.... I'm on a diet and they look too good! xxx

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  20. I always wondered how you manage to get so much sewing done.... Your blocks all look fabulous, as usual. I especially love your Old Red Barn. Thanks for sharing some of your secret recipes with us!

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  21. Your FGV blocks turned out beautifully!

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  22. Just checkin' in to see how you're coming along with your charity quilts. Glad you're able to semi keep up with the blocks. The mac & cheese sounds yummy--gonna send it to my niece. Maybe just the thing she needs.

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  23. Very pretty. I like the kitchen window and the tea pot especially. Mmm... Tea and brownies! Sounds like a good week! ;)

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  24. SALLY: STARFLASH QUILTSAugust 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    cute blocks, haven't come across these before, will have to investigate!

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  25. Oh, boy - what a fun post! Food and quilt blocks! I really love the way your polka dot background fabric sets off the FGV blocks. Thank you for sharing some good recipes, too!

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