It snowed yesterday...enough that it will be here a few days anyway. We had a long gorgeous fall with beautiful sunsets day after day. We had a long enough fall that I am actually ready for winter. I love the change of seasons. and would hate to live where there weren't any... A change of season....any season ...gives me a boost of spirit and energy.
DH had left for the store and I was thinking I should have had him pick up a few mums because the garden was pretty dead. But to my surprise I was able to make a great centerpiece. I used the large gold leaves from a peony I missed cutting back along with the glossy green leaves of the mahonia (Oregon grape) and for the white touch lots of fluffy seed heads from the autumn clematis..
Found a recipe for equal parts mashed roasted yams and cooked quinoa and added crumbled bacon and caramelized onions.. It was so delicious that I am going to fix it with the turkey this year. A real keeper.
winner topped all... It is so good I would never even think of tweaking it but it called for 1 cup of butter and I only had 1/2 cup so I substituted 1/2 cup shortening and I think it was even better.
Another hint: This recipe calls for 8 bananas and I usually have that many in the freezer as I pop them in them when they start to get overripe. It is this many bananas that put this recipe over the top in flavor... But when I thaw out frozen bananas there is a lot of extra liquid so now I put them in a strainer for a couple hours and they work much better.
Haven't posted for a while as I've had my computers disconnected trying to backup and move files and get both computers working with only one printer....the newest one. I was able to do all the backing up but the oldest computer just wouldn't allow the new printer's drivers to be installed. After the second blue screen of death I decided to leave well enough alone and hang it there with both printers. Eventually I won't be able to get ink cartridges any more for the old one.. I hate to let go of my old programs and learn new ones.... the old Pagemaker and Image Composer are like old comfortable friends of many years......and it was a shame they were both discontinued. Haven't touched a needle for about 10 days... but I did paint some buttons... will show them soon.
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
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