Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gram's Recipes - Lemon Loaf

1/4 cup shortening (margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
grated rind of 1 lemon

Mix and let stand for 20 minutes before baking.
Once baked, brush with juice of lemon and 1/4 cup of sugar.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hmmmm, and the title today is .... More New Stuff

I have finished three full blocks for my "Journey of a Quilter" project. I am really enjoying this embroidery thing as you can see. Thanks Craig and Mom, as you got me the pattern! Only problem I'm having is that I am taking my glasses off to do the stitchery and then can't find the darn things to see to watch tv. I've never had to wear my glasses to read so I'll see what the eye doctor has to say next month.

Claim this runner ... Free to a good home. I just finished it as part of my participation in the "Stitch Olympics". I am entered into the binding category on the Canadian Team. I have two runners, 6 placemats and a quilt to bind while the olympics are on. The total of inches are added to our team total. Just a little fun and incentive to get some things finished.

I spent a lovely morning in my new bathtub with Jamie, Claire and the Clan. I'm almost finished the newest book in the Outlander series and will have to leave them behind to go to other things soon. Although I always love starting a new book ... I'll surely miss them in the tub with me.

Oh yeah ... its snowing here again ... or should I say "Still"! Jan

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gram's Recipes - Dot's Oatmeal Cookies

3 cups oatmeal (rolled oats)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tso salt
1 tsp nutmeg

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gram's Recipes - Lazy Daisy Squares

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp shortening
Beat egg, add sugar gradually. Add vanilla, then flour, Baking powder and salt. Add milk and shortening last. Pour this mixture into a square pan and bake 20 minutes at 350 deg.

Mix the following and pour over the above:
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp cream
5 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
Bake for 10 more minutes or until syrup boils.

***** Jan's Note: shortening can be replaced by margarine; cream can be replaced with canned milk.

This is one of my favorite square recipies and works every time!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Current Projects and a New Tub

No shower for me today ... Phil is working on the installation of the new tub. The old tub has officially been thrown out the front door and, although the new tub is still in the living room ... progress has been made. This is a "good thing"!

I'm posting a couple of pictures I took yesterday of a few currently completed projects ... a couple of modern christmas table runners, a fall table topper that I dearly love and one of the ten purses (pattern bali bags), I made for christmas gifts this past year. I'm really hoping that my friend Hazel will like the one in the picture as its being mailed to her tomorrow.