Wednesday, June 29, 2011
June 2011-Pasta Chicken Salad
We met this month at Maurene's. After a fun show and tell of our pizza box exchange blocks, we managed to swap boxes for one last time(or maybe second to the last) which proved to be a bit arduous, but quite lively. We actually made the swap work, everyone taking home a box that they hadn't done before. It's a small feat to make that happen.
To start off our show and tell, Lori showed us the cancer auction quilt top. She pieced it together for us and it looks beautiful. We can't wait to see it quilted.
After show and tell, Maurene had each of us bring a 10 inch and a 5 inch block of flannel. We sewed the smaller blocks onto the center of the large blocks leaving the small block with raw edges, then each block was cut across the middle vertically and also horizontally. Now the smaller cut blocks will be pieced back together with 3 other blocks of different colors to form a new colorful square. This will be a humanitarian charity quilt given away.
Maurene made a wonderful summer lunch of a pasta chicken salad, carrots, fresh watermelon, cherries picked straight from her tree and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Thank you Maurene!
Here's her recipe for the pasta salad:
3 CHICKEN BREASTS ,GRILLED
BOW TIE PASTA OR PENNE PASTA , I USED BOTH
1/4 LB. SUGAR SNAP PEA PODS [CUT IN STRIPS]
1 BUNCH GREEN ONIONS [CUT]
1 CAN MANDARIN ORANGES
1/2 CUP MAYO
1/2 CUP HONEY
1 TSP. MINCED GARLIC
1/2 TSP CELERY SEED
SALT AND PEPPER
BEST MADE THE DAY BEFORE SERVING. ADD MANDARIN JUST BEFORE SERVING. TOP WITH CHOW MAIN NOODLES OR CHOPPED ALMONDS.
Here's our show and tell:
Our cancer auction quilt top.
Lori's wedding quilt.
Rachel's charm pack quilt.
Susan's mosaics for her business by the same name. She has a booth in the upcoming art festival in Ketchum, Idaho in July.
Mary's baby blankets.
Cute edging on Mary's blankets.
Mary's photo quilt.
Close up. She's going to hang it in her quilt room.
Mary was art mom for her son's class this year. This was the end-of-the-year gift the kids made for her.
Nancy's eco-friendly greenhouse quilt.
Nancy's scarves made from voile, a very soft light 100% cotton fabric.
Carolanna's baby quilt. Each center animal is appliqued.
Diane's fabric cards. Her daughter made these and now we all want to make them.
Close up-sorry it got blurry because they are very cute in person.
Maurene's family antique quilt that she's repairing. Each of the severely damaged squares will be replaced with family photos. This quilt was made in the 1870's.
Freshly picked cherries from Maurene's tree.