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January 19, 2022
Menu Changes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I found a few recipes, showed five of them to Addie and asked her to pick two. She chose: Honey Sesame Chicken Beef Enchiladas For the Honey Sesame Chicken, she wanted it to be like Panda Express Honey Almond Chicken. I told her I could add toasted almonds. She likes that idea and...

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January 18, 2022
A Chill Day from Cat Patches

Since arriving in Escondido (and before), we've had the pleasure of meeting up with some of our oldest and dearest friends...oldest because we've known them a long time...not because they're actually old, as I'm sure you can understand. To admit that our friends are old would imply that we, ourselves, are also old, which is obviously unacceptable. Possibly this whole paragraph would fall under the heading of "The lady doth protest too much, methinks," but that would be beside the point. The point is that we needed a day to hang out and chill ...

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A Chill Day from ... Cat Patches

Since arriving in Escondido (and before), we've had the pleasure of meeting up with some of our oldest and dearest friends...oldest because we've known them a long time...not because they're actually old, as I'm sure you can understand. To admit that our friends are old would imply that we, ourselves, are also old, which is obviously unacceptable. Possibly this whole paragraph would fall under the heading of "The lady doth protest too much, methinks," but that would be beside the point. The point is that we needed a day to hang out and chill ...

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January 17, 2022
Every Blooming Thing in the RV Park from Cat Patches

The kitties switched places for their morning naps yesterday. Smitty stretched out on his window hammock.


Sadie decided the catio was the place to be.


Inside, I was busy putting together an Orange Upside-down Cake. We had dinner with friends last night, and I brought dessert. This was made from some oranges from their trees, but I purchased the one blood orange at the grocery store. 


I was a little worried about this when I flipped the pan upside-down and removed it. There was quite a bit of orange juice from the blood oranges, and I worried the cake would ...

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Every Blooming Thing in the RV Park from ... Cat Patches

The kitties switched places for their morning naps yesterday. Smitty stretched out on his window hammock.


Sadie decided the catio was the place to be.


Inside, I was busy putting together an Orange Upside-down Cake. We had dinner with friends last night, and I brought dessert. This was made from some oranges from their trees, but I purchased the one blood orange at the grocery store. 


I was a little worried about this when I flipped the pan upside-down and removed it. There was quite a bit of orange juice from the blood oranges, and I worried the cake would ...

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January 16, 2022
The Crazy Cook from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

In the kitchen this morning, I had to giggle. I told Vince . . anyone watching me cook would think I’m crazy. He said “Anyone watching you do anything would think you’re crazy!” He was joking . . don’t get mad at Vince. I had a thick sliced top round roast that was defrosted. I...

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My Hamburger Steak from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Here’s how I make hamburger steak. Our local meat market sells 80/20 (which we use for grilling burgers) and 90/10 which I use for everything else so this was 90/10. I used 2 pounds of ground beef. I don’t measure so this is just a guess but probably close. Here’s what I added to the...

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January 15, 2022
Cooking from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Sometimes I think I make the best meals on the spur of the moment. Yesterday I didn’t have anything on the menu plan because (1) the repairman was coming and had no idea what time – just knew he would call 30 minutes before he was to arrive and (2) I had to leave at...

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A Sewing Day from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! We had a day that included a little of everything yesterday. I got out my sewing machine for the first time this trip, and I'll have some time to do some more sewing today. It's still dark outside as I'm writing this, but my spirits are bright. There's nothing like a day at the sewing machine to set the world right. 

While we ate our breakfast yesterday, this was our view:


Having their kitty hammocks right over the table isn't ideal, but it's the best place for them. If we ...

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A Sewing Day from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! We had a day that included a little of everything yesterday. I got out my sewing machine for the first time this trip, and I'll have some time to do some more sewing today. It's still dark outside as I'm writing this, but my spirits are bright. There's nothing like a day at the sewing machine to set the world right. 

While we ate our breakfast yesterday, this was our view:


Having their kitty hammocks right over the table isn't ideal, but it's the best place for them. If we ...

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Feathered Star from Quilts....etc.

Another busy day.  Of course I knew I would make a mistake on this block no matter how many times I double checked placement before I sewed.  I found one early on and got that one fixed and then totally missed the last one until it was done and I was standing back proudly looking […]

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January 10, 2022
Yesterday’s Cooking from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Here’s how my “no cooking” day went yesterday! First, there were homemade whole wheat pita pockets. I had two packages of pita bread on my Walmart order Friday. Vince said “Why are you buying that? It’s easy for YOU to make.” I don’t know . . I guess my grandma made everything but I really...

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January 9, 2022
Sous Vide Chickpeas from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We use a good many chickpeas and we always prefer the dried over the canned. I soak them 24 hours in lightly salted water and usually simmer them on top of the stove instead of using the pressure cooker. Friday afternoon I put some on to soak and had planned to cook them yesterday and...

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Too Much Cooking! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Vince had requested tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches for our meal yesterday. The truth is that he would have been just as happy with a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup and storebought bread but I have yet to learn, or accept, that it’s ok to serve that kind of food. For the bread, I’ve...

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Sunday Chat from From My Carolina Home

It seems like it has been forever since we had a nice Sunday chat, so settle in for a long post today. I got more done on the Safelight quilts, and delivered three of them to the guild meeting this past week. I’ll show you the finish on the rainbow quilt this week. Early mornings have been chilly, and I like the quiet of that time of day. Just after dawn on this day, the fog was settled in the valleys between the ridges. I took a moment to just breathe and enjoy the scene, while my new coffee ...

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Another Saturday! from Quilting My Way

 This morning started out with me playing games. Then it was time for Patrick to go bowling. They were making up for the snow day that his team couldn't go. This week his league canceled because of the flood. 

While he was gone, I made some Banana Nut Bread that was a recipe from my "adopted" grandmother. It is easy and a very good recipe. I like some of the old recipes. I also found her Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake Recipe that I'm going to try later this week. It's pretty close to the Chocolate Chip Date ...

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January 5, 2022
Stroopwafels from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Just so you know, when one door closes, another door opens. I can’t buy cross stitching stuff, I’ll find something else to buy!

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January 1, 2022
A Loophole from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

January 1 . . the first day of No Buy 2022 and I may have found a loophole. Today I was planning on fixing a big meal with cabbage and pork and black eyed peas . . we need all the help we can get for a healthy, wealthy, lucky and whatever else all that...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! from Quilting My Way

 Today we were up and getting ready for Nick and Joanne to show up. They had said they would be here around 2:30 pm. Texted and found out they were coming at 4 pm. We got things ready. Put supper in the oven and had everything read for when they arrived. 

We finally sat down to eat around 5 pm. It turned out to be a great meal. I did enjoy it. The bread was nice a fluffy. 

We then played games. I won the domino's game and Nick won the Rummikub game. I lost that last one ...

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December 26, 2021
Christmas Cheer from The Quilt Quine

I am so glad to report that Christmas 2021 has been a far happier time here than it was a year ago. Obviously, the Covid pandemic is still prevalent and nobody has yet come up with an instant solution for climate change BUT all 3 of my children are home for Christmas. Last year Nella was on a hunger strike during a short pass home from a psychiatric unit – this year she has been battling anorexia and tried to join in as much as possible. She is so happy to be here and hopeful for the year ahead.  

Christmas Day ...

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