Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What's for Supper?

I saw where Finn was having fried potatoes for supper the other day. Her pic sure made me hungry so when I found some new red potatoes at the market, I just had to have some. How do you cook yours? My mother liked the new potatoes boiled and then put them in a white sauce with new peas. For fried potatoes, my mother boiled them first and then fried them, usually using the left overs from the day before. My husband was from Arkansas and he like his fried from raw potatoes. I learned to like them that way too. I also add a little onion. Very good.

Ugly Fabric

Tonya and Bonnie are having a challenge to use the ugly fabric from our stashes. Hum... I have some alright. They made several blocks with each having different ugly fabric. I set out the three in the pic and made a block but I wanted to use the fabric up so made more of the same block. I laid them out and think I like them as in the last pic. It was good to spend several hours in the sewing room today. I know many people do all the cutting, then sew all the small squares, etc. I prefer to cut for about five or six blocks and then sew that amount for each step. Then I repeat for another five blocks. I guess I get too bored doing the same step for too long. Each of these blocks will finish eight inches. I used up all the multi colored fabric and almost all the red but have more of the yellow flowers. Maybe for a border?

My DS and family have moved into their new house here in Michigan. I sure miss having the kids visit. I still have the dogs as the area in their new house where they will live is in the walk out basement and it is still being finished.

Today was primary election day for local candidates here in MI. When I voted, someone thanked me for doing so. I got thinking and I can't remember an election where I didn't vote. I try to be informed and then express my opinion. Voting is important to me. I won't enjoy the constant hassle of the candidates from now to November but will be casting my vote.

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Joyce said...

The fabrics may be fungly but the results are surprisinly nice. Who would have thought that those three would go together so well.

paula, the quilter said...

I'm with Joyce on this. It has a very end of summer garden feel to it. What I am trying to say is that those are the colors of the garden flowers toward the end of summer.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love fried potatoes also with onion! I make a potatoe onion sandwich, cooking the potatoes like you have. I place them on grilled toast and spice it up with mayonaise! Loaded with calories and taste! I love the way you worked with the fabric. blessings, Kathleen

Margaret said...

I like the Jill Dupleix recipe of Greek Red Potatoes featured in The Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday March 22, 2005


Peel potatoes and cut into rough chunks.

Boil in salted water for 10 minutes then drain. Toss with tomato paste, olive oil, water, dried oregano, sea salt and pepper.

Bake on a greaseproof paper-lined oven tray at 200C for 30 mins until tender and scorched.
In fact I like all of the recipes of Jill Dupleix Margaret

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Those fabrics... individually were pretty ugly.... but they turne out great.