Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Irish Blessing and Family Recipe

I finished this piece this week for Saint Patricks day.  The pattern can be found on the Leisure Arts blog. I can always use a blessing and shamrocks for luck. It was done with the required DMC threads and Linen.

I am not a big fan of corn beef.  My mother in law fixed this casserole for St. Patricks day and I liked the combination of flavors. (Bacon makes a lot of things taste better) The left overs are even better.

Corn Beef Noodle Casserole

1 tin of corn beef
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 lb. bacon, cut into pieces
2-3 stalks of celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
16 oz. bag of egg noodles.
1 cup cheddar cheese
Cook egg noodles and set aside. (I used about 4 cups cooked)

Fry bacon until crisp-tender. Remove from pan. Drain all but 2 Tbsp. fat. Add chopped vegetables. Cook until tender.  In a casserole dish, combine corn beef, cream of mushroom soup, bacon, and vegetables. Add egg noodles. Top with cheddar cheese.  Bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Friday, March 4, 2011

February Stitching and March TUSAL

It's that time again to post progress for the Month.  The TUSAL is slowly filling with this month's orts.  I"ve added to the browns and golds from "O Jerusalem" with reds and greens from this months stitching. I worked up hearts and gave them away before I got a picture.  The Sampler is a freebie I had on file from the Leisure Arts page and I have wanted to add to my Saint Patrick's day decorations. I am also working on a "Come Unto Christ" for a gift to a family member and need to have it done by the end of the month. 
I got invited to a surprise baby shower earlier in the month and put these together for the new mother.  I need to get more done sense there are a few more babies due in April. 

This month's book club book, "Girl in Blue Dress", by Gaynor Arnold, is a story based loosely on the wife of Charles Dickens. So far it has been a great story. The events of his life are true and it is interesting to see how this influenced his writing. Now I am eager to read and re-read some of his books.  I do feel a bit sad for his wife and how she was treated through the years.