This weekend was a whirl wind. It came and left and didn’t leave me a bit refreshed.
Friday night we went down to UNI’s Homecoming. Saturday Kelli and I sewed all day with the hope of getting her deadline quilt farther along. Sunday was my day to get my deadline quilt on the frame and go. Did it happen?? No.
Kalissa’s boyfriend Craig’s family built a new house and are tearing down the old one. Kalissa sent me a few pictures and asked if I wanted anything for our house. They had a couple ceiling fans that looked like they would work and they had a wainscoting sink base that I needed work but I really liked and might be able to incorporate in with something. Well they wanted thing picked up so they could take what was left and donate to Habitat for Humanity. That meant road trip. They live an hour away towards Mason City so I called Kelli to see if she wanted to do some wedding stuff in Mason City along the way.
That’s exactly what happened. So rather getting my quilt on the frame…I spent time in the aisle at JoAnn’s looking at quilting books.
A person would think with all the quilting books I review for “Try it on Tuesday” that I wouldn’t need to look at another quilting book…but what’s a mom to do while Kelli shops? We had hoped to go to Hobby Lobby too but they are closed on Sundays. It looks like we’ll have to schedule another day.
Kelli ended up with some yarn and has plans to take pictures and show off her projects here on the blog.
It looks like I am going to need to pull out some crock pot recipes this week so I don’t spend so much time in the kitchen and get caught up on everything I was suppose to get done this weekend. Beef Stew might be the perfect thing.
Crock Pot Chicken
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
* 3 lbs. chicken parts, skin removed
* 2/3 cup ketchup
* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon chili powder
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 3 tablespoons cold water
Combine onion and garlic in bottom of slow cooker. Top with chicken. Combine remaining ingredients, except cornstarch and cold water, in small bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on LOW 5-6 hours. Remove chicken from crockpot. Mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Pour into crock pot and stir. Cook on high about 15 minutes until thick. Serve sauce over chicken. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.
Just had this (for the second night) for dinner and I can’t wait to make it again! Fabulous and easy!!!