Saturday, March 14, 2009

a hodgepodge of items

#1) Cheeseburger Pie

Brown 1 lb of ground beef (add onions and peppers, if desired). Drain grease. Place in a 9" pie pan.

Add 1 c shredded cheese on top of the meat. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix 2 eggs, 1/2 c Bisquick and 1 c milk. Pour over meat. Place in oven. ( I recommend putting a cookie pan under it). Bake 25 minutes or until center is firm when pricked with a fork.

My mother-in-law found this recipe several years ago. I don't fix it very often, but I really like it!

#2) the insanity of quilting
I think quilts are beautiful, especially the ones with unusual designs. Normally my favorite part of quilting is putting together the quilt top. The actual quilting is okay, but it just seems to take forever. Unfortunately, this time I've picked a pattern that is more challenging than any I've ever done. I'm thankful I bought a kit containing the templates an directions, but as I rearranged pieces to decide on a color scheme last night, (which the pattern recommends you do before cutting all the different pieces) a conversation from the past came to mind. A lady in the quilting class I took was bemoaning the fact that her husband neither understood nor appreciated her passion for quilting. He suggested they save all the money and time she spent on quilting, buy a blanket, and use what leftover time and money they had on something else. And of course this conversation took place in a fabric store. He informed her this was a waste of time, and totally stupid. Why would anyone buy a lot of fabric, cut it up into pieces, then sew it back together, then sew it to yet ANOTHER piece of material?

I fear that man may have a point. In other words, I think I've gone mental. But I also know I can't stop with this quilt, because I have a quilt top I started in that class for Bobby which must be quilted before I claim insanity. Not to mention several stacks of material I've bought with sketched out quilt designs on top of them. Maybe one day I'll come to my senses, but I don't think today will be the day.


sara's art house said...

A quilt is stitched in love :) I can understand both sides of the argument and it would depend on my mood and energy level as to which side I would go on.

That pie looks yummy!!!

Jennifer said...

thanks for the recipie. I'm so sorry we couldn't make it, but I hope we can reschedule again soon!!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

See, this is why I no longer scrapbook and why I don't do "real" quilting. Too much time involved- I have hard enough time finishing my current hobbies:)