April 9, 2012

April's Shower of Quilts

Kendall hosted this month--she had tantalized us with hints of prime rib, but instead opted to take us out to Rosa's. It was a good substitute!
Thank you Kendall for your generosity and opening your home (and wallet.)
Wonderful time, as always! Plus the dessert was


1 (1 lb.) box graham crackers
2 sm. pkgs. instant French vanilla pudding
3 1/2 c. milk
1 (9 oz.) container Cool Whip

Butter bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan and line with graham crackers. Mix pudding with the milk. Blend in Cool Whip. Pour half the mixture over graham crackers then place second layer of crackers over pudding. Pour remaining pudding mixture over and cover with more crackers. Refrigerate for 2 hours then frost. Let sit for 24 hours before serving.


1/4 C cocoa
2 T white Karo syrup
2 T shortening
3 T water

2 C powdered sugar
1/4 ts vanilla

Combine first four ingredients and stir over low heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over top layer of graham crackers.

And on to the shower of quilts.....


Kendall showing the quilt her niece made

Becky--sharing quilt skills with her mother's quilt

and one for a new granddaughter


Julie (who is the first to finish our block exchange quilt...of course!)


Michelle does not like to show unfinished work but this picture is better than....

these two taken with my phone--Sorry!

It is the highlight of our month to ooh and aah over these creations. You might call it a shower of blessings!!

And here is Julie's recipe for the salad she served at the cabin:


½ t. salt, Dash of pepper, 2 T. sugar, 2 T. cider vinegar, ¼ c. oil, 10-12 dashes of Tabasco sauce, 1 T. dried parsley. Pour over salad and serve immediately.


1 bag of mixed greens, 2 green onions chopped, 2 T. craisins, ¼ c. sliced almonds(sweetened opt.), 1 can mandarin oranges drained

See you next month at Heidi's, Monday, May 14