See what I made Saturday at The Olde Green Cupboard:
My Mom and I took a class at their quilt shop .......... which is something we've always wanted to do and finally did! We were to sew this apron and also bring in three dozen cookies for a swap. I don't know if I had more fun because I didn't have any kids in tow or if it was because it involved two of my favorite things...... sewing and eating! Here's the other side..... it's reversable:
Close up of the pocket........ please don't pick at the flaws:
We used this pattern and found it to be very easy. I learned how to cut on the bias...... finally, and also took on the daunting task of turning the edges under for the entire neck opening. Surpirsingly, it was easier than I thought and will definitely make more.
The cookies were so yummy.......... I ate only six if my fellow MILF'ers are reading! I don't know how many points they were but I was careful! I made some chocolate cookies from a cake mix and added a half of an Andes mint to the top. I could have eaten the whole damn batch I tells ya........ but I was good and only ate
Here's the recipe in case you'd like it! So fast and easy and you don't have to add the mint if you don't want it....... I just love the flavors as a couple!
Chocolate mint cookies pulled out of my rear recipe at the last second recipe:
- 1 Box chocolate fudge cake mix... any brand
- 1 stick of butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk....... (to make it more brownie and chewy like)
- 1 bag of Andes Mints..... Reeses, M&M's, Hershey's kiss...... they'd be good too!
Mix these up and roll into balls. Bake for about 9 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool for a minute or two and then add the half or whole Andes mint to the top. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. If you wait till the last second as I always do........ cool in freezer in batches. The mint hardens quickly and won't stick to the bottom of the other cookies. You could use any candy really....... whatever floats ya boat.
On the healthier front........ I have a yard full of fruit all of a sudden:
And lemons...... well, almost.
There are figs too but for some reason my picture didn't transfer and it's just too hot to go back out and get another.
You think maybe if I put my apron on and wear it about for a while I may just get in the mood to made fig preserves, grap jelly and Pear Butter? HMmmmm...... we'll see!