Monday, January 24, 2011

Blue Lap Quilt Top Finished!!!

I placed the last border on the blue lap quilt last night!!!! Yippppeeeeeeeee!!! Hopefully this week I will get it layered and ready for quilting.

But my first layering job is going to be my crumb quilt that I made last year! It is HUGE!!

Tomorrow Mum will look at William for the day as I need to take all the play stuff out from the living room floor and place the quilt there to layer as it is too big to layer and baste on Mum's living room floor downstairs (which is where I normally layer my quilts). This is probably one of the biggest scrap quilts I have made so far and ALOT of scraps went into it!

I realized I haven't posted any new recipes lately here on my blog. I try to make one or two new recipes a week. My other passion next to quilting is playing in my kitchen.
On Sunday mornings, we like to make a big breakfast. Trevor and I have been doing this for a few years now. Yesterday, along with our eggs and bacon, I made these really yummy Scallion Potato Cakes! They were sooooooo easy to make!

Here is the recipe!

2/3 lb all-purpose potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp all purpose flour
4 Tbsp olive oil

Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of salted water until tender. Drain, then mash the potatoes. Stir in the egg yolk, cheddar, scallions and parsley, and season with pepper. Form into 4 patties. Tip the flour onto a plate and coat the patties with it. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the patties for 4-5 minutes on both sides, or until golden brown.

I now have them highlighted in my breakfast book.

William and I just had lunch. While I finish writing today's post William is checking his phone messages next to me!!

I think we will head back out to the living room where I have the room set up like a mini compound!

While he plays on the floor with his toys, I might get back to cleaning up and reorganizing the remaining pile of magazine recipe cut outs and filing them away in their proper envelopes. I am also hoping to get started on a new recipe system. I will be using various binders that will be for beef, chicken, veggies, breakfast, desserts (of course), etc. I have soooooooo much to try! I'm hoping to get started on the first binder sometime this week if all goes well. Not sure which one I'll start first.

Chat with you all soon!

Quiltingly Yours


scraphappy said...

I like the borders on your quilt. It does a nice job of finishing it off. Good luck getting that giant crumb quilt layered up. It looks like a lot of crawling around on the floor is in your future. It will be worth it though to have made something so beautiful out of scraps

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love both the quilts, the blue one just jumps and the cream one is stunning.......and those potato cakes do look yummy....

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog to see my blue scrapbook layouts. You blue lap quilt is wonderful! And I just might have to try the recipe - my dear hubby would love to have potatoes at EVERY meal, so I always enjoying trying new recipes.

Quilting By Celia said...

I so love your Crumb Quilt and the border on it is very original..
I think I may try your recipe as I have lots of potatoes in the house...

Anita said...

I love it! And I'm excited to try your recipe. My daughter loves her potatoes so I'm sure these will be a big hit!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful quilt tops! I love them both. With that second one, this would be a nice time to have a longarm!

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Dorothy said...

The potato cakes look yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
Wonderful quilts, and you family photographs were fabulous.