count down to christmas

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New soup for me...

Tonight I was wanting something different..... I had just recently had white bean with chicken chili.  I really liked it. So I was thinking about trying to make it.   I had no recipe so I looked online. Found some recipes that sounded ok.  I just decided to make it the way I wanted it...Below is my recipe, and it is delicious....
White Bean/Chicken Chili
1 Tablespoon of Oil
1 Medium Onion (diced)
2 cans of Chicken Broth
1 can of Rotel tomatoes
8 small chicken tenderloins
1 Quart white northern beans
1/4 to 1/2 tea. rosemary
1/4 to 1/2 tea. thyme
1/4 to 1/2 tea. oregano
Boil Chicken tenderloins until completely done.  While the chicken is cooking , heat Oil in large pasta pan. Add  diced onions. Cook onions until they turn glossy. The pan will have a brown carmel look. To this,  pour in both cans of chicken broth, rotel tomatoes, qt. of white northern beans and the herbs.  Add the chicken when it is done. Let all ingredients simmer about 30 minutes.. Now dip you up a bowl and add a spoonful of sour cream. This makes it delicious..

Thursday, February 17, 2011

check this out....

Have you ever seen a birthday cake quilt? Well I was surfing the net and found this It is cute.  This person must surely have been a quilter. Cute cake.
Sorry no  pics on this blog today.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

free ebooks

If you like to read Amish type books or Prairie type romance books, Barnes and noble has the following free ebooks:
The Choice (Lancaster County Series) By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin
A Promise to Remember by Kathryn Cushman
Heart of Stone  (Irish Angel Series #1) by Jill Marie Landis
An Autumn Wedding by C J Perryman
I found on Barnes and Noble that I had to type in the book name and author. They weren't listed in the free ebook section that I looked under.  This is even better than going to the library and checking out books. Ya have to have them back in 2 weeks and our library is 1/2 an hour from my house.  I have so many free ebooks now that it will be hard for me to get any quilting accomplished.. I'm going to have to get up a little earlier to make some extra reading time...... :) 
Now I am off to do some reading before my grandson of 11 months wakes up from his nap.
Happy reading

Saturday, February 12, 2011

baking day.....

Here is what I have been doing today....This is a blueberry crunch coffee cake. Get recipe here....  .  Also fresh bread baking .....mmmmmmmmmm delicious.....

Now to get it out of the oven and cool for just a bit. While it is cooling I will set out the butter to get to room temp. so that it will spread on the bread better when sliced... yummmmm  Hubby will enjoy this when he gets home from work.. His only regret will be that he wasn't home when it came out of the oven.. :(

New book

The Civil War Sewing Circle
pic from connecting threads
 If you have been wanting to get  Civil War quilt book by Kathleen Tracy they have it over at for 14.99.  I don't work there or have any connection with them other than I love to shop there. Just thought I would let you know about the good deal.
These Cival War colors and Thimbleberries are favorites of mine. I have ventured out of my box and made the pink quilt(in a previous post) and also have a really out of my box quilt coming up real soon.  It is going to be REALLY bright. We will see how it goes. After all spring will officially be here  in about 5 weeks. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Free ebook

There is a free ebook for a kindle or nook. If you search for it and can't find it go to and Bonnie has a click on me thingy on her page and it will take you right there. Soooo easy..
I finished:
BOOK #4 by Kathleen Morgan "Child of Promise" Brides of  Culdee Creek Series. They are great..
 Child of Promise by Kathleen Morgan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eating right?

Do you always eat the things you should eat?? Like all your veggies, small portions of meat etc?????
Here is a delicious dish that I found surfing the net.... I for sure and certain think you will agree....  
Leave me a comment after you check this out if  you too like this..