Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 2008-Summer Salad,Coconut Brunch Bread

Summer Salad

1 head romaine
1 head red leaf
1 carton sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup montery jack cheese
toss together

Top with sliced strawberries and blueberries


1 cup salad oil
1/2 red wine vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp white pepper
4 cloves garlic -pressed

Place all ingredients in blender
* make dressing the day before

Coconut Brunch Bread

4 eggs
2 c sugar
1 c oil
2 tsp coconut flavoring
3 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c buttermilk
1 c flaked coconut
1 c nuts - I used pecans

Beat the eggs, add sugar, oil and coconut flavoring beat until fluffy
Mix together flour salt, soda and baking powder,
Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk
Fold in coconut and nuts.
Spoon into 3 medium size bread pans that have been sprayed
Bake for 40-50 minutes at 325

Pour hot sauce over warm loaves and let stand for 4 hours before
removing from pans


1 c sugar
1/2 cup water
2 T butter

Boil together for 5 mins
remove from heat

Add 1 tsp coconut flavoring

June Mtg

This slide show has the first half of our show and tell. More pics will be coming later.
We met at Diane B.'s and had a great turn out. A special welcome to Karen, Kim, Heather and Kristina who are new to the group. Karen has been quilting for many years and shared quite a few of her fun quilts with us. She had some fun ideas and projects for our future meetings too. Heather and Kristina are beginners and we hope we motivated them and didn't overwhelm them with our usual quilt enthusiasm. We have all levels of quilters in our group which is what makes it fun.
Friendship blocks were given to Mary this month. Each of us made a 12" block of our own design using colors from a swatch of fabric Mary gave to us last month. From the looks of what she received, it's going to be a beautiful keepsake quilt.
Jeanene shared with us her happy/sad news. Her house finally sold after 18 months and she will be moving to Utah next month. We are really going to miss her. Her quilts are always works of art and done to perfection. She says she's going to start Material Girls II in Utah. We love you Jeanene and wish you much happiness in your new home. We'll drop in on your MGII meetings when we're in Utah for visits, so let us know when and where.
Our project at Diane's was making an American flag out of torn fabric strips. Watch for pictures of our flags to be posted soon. As usual, Diane treated us all to a scrumptious lunch. Diane's recipes will be also posted soon as she was flooded with requests. Her recipes alone could make a best selling book, but Rachel has an idea for our group to make some money with our recipes and quilts. The money we make will fund our dream quilting getaway which is a Material Girls cruise-either to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. We're not picky!

Next month we meet at Diane S.'s home on July 30th.