Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Plans

Happy Friday!

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend, with no commitments that I know of. Saturday is forecast to be rainy, just my kind of Saturday. I must plan my soup/stew/chili that will be simmering on the stove or in the crockpot. Lets see... what sounds good. Maybe some white bean soup? With cornbread? I should be able to eat this on my light eating plan, if I watch my portions!

My hubby is craving baked sweet potatoes and old timey dried link country sausage. The sweet potato must be cold. Something about his having eaten this in his childhood.... sounds easy and good to me. I will send him on an errand to a country store that sells the sausage. We already have sweet potatoes that he brought home a couple of weeks ago.

I need to be vigilant about cooking our regular potatoes on a regular basis to make sure we use these, bought at Food Lion at $1.99 for 10 pounds, before they start going bad. The bags they were bought in have air holes in them, so we have stored them as they came. A potato dish of some kind is in order over the weekend.

I have about 4 quilts in progress, but plan to concentrate on two of them. I plan to prepare "Early Autumn" for quilting, which is the part where I tape the backing on the floor, then put down the quilt batting, then the quilt top, and pin baste the quilt sandwich. Of course there is plenty of ironing to be done to both the backing and the quilt top before they can be basted!

I need to finish "Sweet Savannah" and also pin baste it in preparation for machine quilting. It is baby size, so it can be done on the kitchen table.

Hopefully, I can begin machine quilting at least one of them!


Debbie J.


Pen Pen said...

Your husband isn't old, but most of the old folks I know, LOVE baked sweet potatoes. My granddaddy used to keep them cooked up, lying in a dish on the stove, and would eat one everyday. My mother in law keeps them cooked up and will sometimes eat it as her meal. I don't like the dried sausage you are talking about, but love the fresh link sausage. Sounds like a good weekend in store for you guys... have fun!

Lyn said...

Sounds like a good weekend ahead for you, I hope you enjoy! It's nice to look forward to doing what you want instead of running around.

theolde stone house said...

I love the sounds of the potatoes and sausage. Feels like a good autumn meal.
I am admiring your quilts. The colors are spectacular. I finished the main body of a top at my quilting retreat last weekend.I just need to add the borders. Then I will be calling the machine quilter as it will be at least 84"x104". Too big for me to handle. My DD picked 48 different fabrics for the flip flops. It'll be a nice big quilt though.There's pics on my blog.

keep up the inspiration.

Terri said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! It's cold and rainy here too.

Trixie said...

We had a rainy dreary fall day on Saturday and had a lot of fun getting stuff done inside. How thankful I was for our cozy, warm home!

Your quilts are just beautiful! How do you manage 4 at one time?!


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