A couple loyal customers ordered patterns recently. A Magdalena design was drawn last week, two patterns drawn yesterday and shipped today. Two designs were in the order to the same customer today ~ one being an adaptation of Hearts and Penny Flowers below.
As well as Horses and Hearts antique adaptation below.
The other WORK is cooking. I do love to eat but hate spending hours in the kitchen. That is why making a pot of soup or cooking a meal where there are leftovers for me to heat up is delightful.
I love stuffed cabbage but the traditional way requires a LOT of work. So lucky me stumbled upon a recipe named "Unstuffed Cabbage Roll". This is a photo of the still simmering dutch oven. You can see some of the cabbage is still not totally cooked and before adding more tomato sauce and or water.
If interested, here is the recipe. I made alterations and will let you know what changes I made so you can decide how to do your own.
UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLL
2 lbs ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 large onion (I used 2 onions)
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (I used 2)
1/2 cup water (I added more as needed)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 3)
2 teaspoons salt (I used MUCH LESS + used sour salt)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
PLUS... I added 2 stalks celery.
Heat dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground meat and onion in the hot dutch oven until browned and crumbly, 5-7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover dutch oven, reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender.
In case you didn't know, "sour salt" is citric acid. In watching some health program a few years ago they mentioned the term sour salt and was confused. Went to the local health food store and they didn't know what I was talking about. So did a google search to learn what it was. HA! low and behold I had some anyway because it is a mordant for dying wool.
Not sure if the next on the list I consider work or play. But did cut more quilt pieces for my star quilt whenever sewing starts again. But what is considered PLAY is that wool containers were opened up and wool spread out to pick wool for my next project. Yeah, even tho this Goat isn't done just couldn't contain myself.