Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Emeril's done it again ...

I got to tell you ... that new cookbook that I got for Christmas was money well spent!  Thanks so much, Jess!  The cookbook is Emeril Lagasse:   Sizzling Skillets and other One Pot Wonders

I have fixed at least 5 of the slow-cooker/large pot recipes since Christmas and they are all winners.  Today I put together the Red Bean and Rice Soup - which is a misnomer as far as I'm concerned - this is more like a chili recipe.  The only meat is hot chorizo sausage and it is yummy!  Just a little bit of heat, big ol' red beans, and rice.  Looking forward to the second serving later tonight!

So eating and quilting ... life is good!

Road to California

Oh, this is just too much!  My friend Tina who lives in the San Diego area and my friend Pam who is from New York are BOTH going to Road to California quilt show in Ontario, CA!  And hopefully they will meet up and the circle will be complete!  And I'm the missing link!!  Isn't that just too cool?  It's almost as good as ME being there ... yeah, I wish!  

Pam is in San Diego visiting her family and I called her a couple of days ago and asked her if she was going to take the opportunity to go to Road to CA, and told her about Tina's home quilt store Country Loft, which is in La Mesa.  She has taken time out to visit Country Loft and while there she talked with Tina's friend and co-worker, Colleen ... Hi, Colleen!  One of these days I'll be visiting Country Loft myself.  Sigh ...   And I think Pam is planning a trip to Road to CA.  Have a great time, Pam!  Take lots of pictures!

I'm busy working customer quilts so the blog has been silent for a while.  Plus I got into watching the pregnant bear Jewel who was SUPPOSE to have her cub(s) on Sunday ... well, we're still watching and waiting!  It can be fasinating but also boring ... almost like watching grass grow.  But any day now, we'll hear the squeals of baby bear cubs!  

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And I also added to the Places I Like to Visit on the right ... over there ... yeah, there it is!