Who wouldn't want an owl purse and some pumpkin cupcakes?
I want to thank each of you who commented on my blog. I sincerely so appreciate reading your thoughts. I try to make this colorful and happy and upbeat to offer the opposite of the news and the c__p_ that we see on television.
It is disheartening to see how people view dishonesty and cheating and things that should be second hand nature to know is wrong. Even in my own classes my things get stolen and I have my name written large right across the top. The good news is that sometimes a lovely person comes forward and has two and replaces the one that is gone. But in the end what makes someone (especially a quilter) think it is ok to take something from someone who wishes them no ill will? I don't get it. I guess it was the Irish upbringing I had that made me feel guilty for even thinking of such a thing. And in the end, what do you gain?
OK, that was a downer sort of.....
This week my cousin Lance came to visit from Mozambique and I decided to make my chili verde. It is one of my favorite recipes and it always hits the spot with rice (I use brown) and tortillas. I serve it up with lots of good toppings and it is delicious, you may want to add more spices and chili's. I am a gringo and don't like my food so hot.
Start with a CROCKPOT
Mary Lou's Chili Verde
3 1/2 pound pork shoulder cut in cubes and browned in olive oil
1 Large can tomatoes-chopped
2 cans green enchilada sauce
2 yellow onions large , chopped
6 cloves garlic minced
2 medium size chopped green chilies (I use mild but I am a wimp)
green pepper and red pepper chopped (add 1 1/2 hour ) before the stew is done
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to crock pot and cook about 6 to 7 hours. Serve with brown rice, tortillas, shredded lettuce, sharp cheddar cheese shredded, green scallions chopped fine, fresh tomatoes chopped, guacamole, sour cream cilantro and salsa.
This is a recipe everyone asks for when I make it and it gets better everyday if there is any left.
Stay tuned for the drawing book the end of the year.
I am also working on some paintings for a new fabricline and if the company accepts them, then we can all work with some really fun fabric!
I am going to sew with girlfriends in Tahoe this week and so stay tuned to the quilts I make with fabric from three of my favorite companies!
Also please check out my other blog -Mary Lou and Cherries Too later tonight for a nice story about a woman from Afganistan I met at the airport....
I will be showing you some new photos I have gotten from other girls as well.
If you haven't taken a story quilt class, you should. They are so much fun and really if you were ever a kid, you too can tell the world about you!
Have a great week, friend.