Monday, January 12, 2015
RAINY DAY IN HEXAGONIA & POTATO LOVE
HERE'S MY LITTLE SHELF RIGHT OPPOSITE WHERE I SIT TO WATCH TV. PHONE, CUPPA AND HEXAGON KIT--RIGHT AT HAND. I AM WORKING AT THE LONG ROWS I HAVE SET UP FOR WATERLILIES. (Apropos in this rain, I thought lol)
SO FAR TODAY, WE HAVE ONLY HAD RAIN, BUT THE TEMPS ARE FALLING AND SOON I THINK IT WILL FREEZE. UGH!
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO INQUIRED ABOUT MY FLU BUG AND SENT ME GET WELL WISHES I THANK YOU. I AM FEELING A LOT BETTER TODAY.
In between sewing on Monet's City (resting that hand), I am reading my latest quilt book--I just love THIS sampler quilt--and I am not a huge fan of samplers as a rule. (Although there are a whole lot of lovely ones out there)
But somehow, this has caught my attention. (Could it be that I love BUSY quilts [heart]!!
Elizabeth Hartman, author of one of my other books "Modern Patchwork" (I bought this hoping to find patterns for my modern fabrics) really makes a wonderful presentation of her methods; although the blocks look complicated, somehow her instructions make them look do-able (even for me!!).
She states upfront that this is to be a long-term project--not a fast quilt. This appeals to me. Working on one block and taking my time...I was SOOOOO tempted to rush out and get more modern fabrics, but decided that I should USE UP what I have...AND I already had Melody Miller's Faces fabric right in my stash!! (Fabric diet and all ...still holding ) YAY!
Rainy Monday's dinner will be leftover roast chicken, served with leftover gravy, stuffing and my own oven fries. (potato recipe to follow)..............
I make these by peeling fresh potatoes and cutting them into wedges (not too thin); then putting them into the fridge in a bowl of ice and water;
then, about 45 minutes before dinner, drain, dry in a towel and sprinkle with good Virgin Olive Oil (also spread a bit of oil on the sheet);
place on cookie sheet and bake at 375-400 degrees until they crisp up on the outside. (In my oven, usually 45-60 minutes)
They will still be chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. (And, of course, you HAVE to test for doneness--hopefully, there will be SOME left for dinner LOL--spoken by a true dyed-in-the-wool potato lover who has not eaten them in over a YEAR!!!!!)
hugs to you all, Julierose, La Blageuse