Happy Sunday! Today was another day filled with sewing and trying to finish up some of the projects on my WIP list. But first, I thought I’d share a recipe I made for dinner. This is a quick one dish dinner that you can make on a week night or make to use up leftover chicken.
First, I poached a whole chicken breast. Mine was frozen, so it took a little longer. I put the chicken in my soup pan with enough water to cover the chicken, added salt and pepper and 4 chicken bullion cubes. I let it go until the chicken was done. When it was done, I took the chicken out of the stock and let it cook so I could cut it up. I chopped up the chicken added 4 cups of uncooked rice (2 cups of white instant rice and 2 cups of brown hard rice…hey you use what you got right?), 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, and about 4 1/2 cups of the chicken stock from poaching, strained. I mixed it up until it was combined, put into my glass 13 x 9 inch pan, and baked it for about an hour at 375 degrees. You can add mixed vegetables to it if you like.
Today I set out to get a lot done on my Shortcake Quilt. I bought this pattern from Cluck, Cluck, Sew at the Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is written for a jelly roll, but I knew I could use some of my scrap stash. It has 2 blocks and I was able to finish all of Block A:
Block B is a 9 patch block, so I had to cut the fabric for those blocks yet. Patiently, I cut 252 2 1/2 inch square blocks. I was able to at least sew the rows for the 3 block. My plan is to pin them tonight.
Once the squares were cut, I just sewed them continuously, which makes it go much faster.
I also sewed the Sweet Shoppe and Calico Candies 2 patches into 4 patches today. I am not quite sure what I am going to do with them to put them together, but I am at least that far. I love this collection and can’t wait to play around with how to put this throw quilt all together.
Lastly, yesterday in the mail I received a couple of packages of goodies…3 charm packs…two that are Americana fabrics. If you don’t know me, I LOVE AMERICANA ANYTHING!!!!!! I am hoping to make the same quilt with these charm packs as I did for Chelsea, which I shared in my post Sewing Saturday. My plan is to put the 9 patch blocks together in groups tonight.
“Delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Keep Simply Delighting!