Sunday, December 01, 2013

Yummies at the Cabin!

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Lisa and I arrived about 10am – and made quick work of setting up our machines and getting our projects out, all while being supervised by Miss Shelby Jean ---Quilt Inspector Extraordinaire!

She knows there’s been a Sadie around here – her nose has not stopped sniffing trying to find where she is!  Such a cute bundle of fluff.

Within short order we were sewing and chatting away, catching up on the goings on over the past few months.

The plan when we first got Quilt Villa was to come up here and sew as often as we could.  Great in theory, right?

In reality – it’s been since JULY since we have been able to make it work with our schedules and we are cramming it in before the holidays take us each our separate crazy directions.

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Lisa Working on a paper piecing project…cool fabrics!

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I’m back to working on my Boxy Star block quarters – I’ve got more than 50 now…but a long way to go, I need 120 quarters, enough for 30 blocks.

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The mess to my left ---

Upper left  in order --- Split 9 patch leader/ender challenge, heart shaped basket of half square triangles for those, Boxy Star Block Quarters ---

Front row…Small stack of bonus triangles, growing from the Boxy Star blocks ---and a pile of black-on-white corner squares ready for sewing into the blocks….

Foreground –my divided bin of 2.5” squares!  It’s a production line!

We took some time out for lunch ---and I have to share this recipe with you!

Cheesy Potato Pancakes!

3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped scallions, green and white parts
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoons plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used gluten free flour)
Vegetable oil, for pan-frying
Sour cream, for serving

In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, cheese, scallions, egg and 3 tablespoons flour until combined. (See Kelly's Notes.) Using your hands, divide the mixture into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a compact ball then flatten it into a pancake about a 1/2-inch-thick.

Place the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in a shallow dish and carefully dredge each pancake in the flour.

Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. (Add enough oil to thoroughly coat the bottom of the pan.)

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Fry the pancakes, in batches, until they're golden brown and crispy on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Add more oil to the pan as needed between batches. (Do not overcrowd the pan and do not flip the pancakes too soon or they won't develop a crisp crust.) Transfer the pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle them with salt.

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Serve the potato pancakes topped with sour cream and garnished with additional chopped scallions.

I forgot to take pictures of them topped with sour cream and chopped green onion ---we were too busy eating them for our lunch!

It’s great to have  girl friend time up at the cabin ----we’ll spend tonight doing what we’ve been doing all day…


Don’t forget to that TOMORROW MORNNING ((Mon, Dec 2, 2013)) is our FIRST Mystery Monday Link-Up for Celtic Solstice!

Those of you with blogs, write your post, and come back here to my blog to add your post to the linky.  There will be instructions on what to do and how to do it when you read tomorrow’s post.

It’s easy – and it’s fun!  And I can’t wait to see what progress you have made!

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  1. gotta keep up the strength .....they look yummy!

  2. Too much fun! Sew glad you and Lisa are making time to catch up. I started to drool while looking at the pictures of the cheesy potato pancakes. I'm sewing on clue one. The Facebook page for Celtic Solstice is on fire!! Hugs, Allison

  3. Glad you can enjoy some girlfriend time at Quilt Villa. I am continuing to cut out Celtic Solstice and have the longarm quilting a donation quilt for the Washington Tornado folks. The quilt was sent to me by Donna in Hayward, WI.

  4. Those potato oancakes look really yummy!

  5. Glad your having some girl time, you need that with the hectic schedule you keep. Even if you love what you do. Enjoy yourself.

  6. Looks like fun, I'm so excited to be home after traveling for the Thanksgiving week and now I can finally get started on Celtic Solstice. Thank you Bonnie for the Mystery, I had so much fun last year.

  7. Is Miss Shelby Jean a Japanese Chin? She looks a lot like our darling Bubbles.

  8. So glad you are having some sewing time and love the potato recipe...yum!!

  9. Quilting fun and potato yummy. Can't beat it.

  10. Ha!! Do I spy a hint for Celtic Solstice????? Is that what Ms Lisa is working on??? Shhhhh - I promise I won't tell ;) ;) ;)
    Have a most wonderful time xx

  11. many things you can do at cabin

  12. What are scallions? Some sort of onion? Recipe looks yummy. Glad you are having some down time with Lisa and Shelby.

  13. Glad you like the potato dish. We have them quite often in England and call them potato cakes. Boy, I would give a lot to be with you both at the cabin and just sewing. It's amazing. Keep on sewing.
    Regards, Linda

  14. I'm sure you are both really enjoying your time together. As to the potato pancakes, I have made them before just like you but I also added some leftover cooked meat that had been chopped into small pieces. It really is good.

  15. How funny - I just saw the pancake recipe on Pinterest yesterday! They were delish! I missed the part about sprinkling with salt but I had added some garlic salt before cooking so it's all good.


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