Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cooking and sewing like crazy

 Yesterday my husband came inside with a bucket full of plums from our tree, I looked at them and thought what on earth am I going to do with all those. This morning I googled plum recipes and wow, there are so many things you can make. First off was 2 plum cakes, this recipe is an old German one and it was easy to make. It tastes delightful, the plums are a little bit tart combined with the sweetness of the cake. Yummo.
 Then  I made plum crumble, the boys have said it tastes good, it probably won't  last long. Which is a good thing I guess. At least they like what I cook.
 I then discovered on line that you can actually freeze plums so I cut them up in pieces and stored them in a container in the freezer, this is so good, now I'll have them whenever I  need and they will last for up to 6 months.
 I also did lots of sewing today, no wonder I feel a bit tired now. I'm almost there with my scrappy trip around the world, only 5 blocks to go. I reckon I'll get them done this week.
Tonight I'm going to sit in front of the tele with some easy stitching and a nice cup of tea, I think I deserve it, don't you.

21 comments:

Leanne said...

Wow !! you have really gotten on with your quilt top. It looks great.. I love your plum cookery too. Made me want to bake...
Have a nice week. L xo

shez said...

i do Leanne,great information about the plums,thankyou and wow your blocks are looking great.xx

Cubby House Crafts said...

You are so lucky to have an abundance of plums on your tree! Loving your scrappy trip top!,,
Lisa

De said...

Wow Leanne....how very busy you have been!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is looking great Leanne. I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished. It's going to be fantastic!

Ruth said...

Looks delicious! And you have gotten a lot of sewing accomplished at the same time. Good for you!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Yes you do and your blocks look great. hugs

Quilt Kitty said...

You never stop Leanne. The cakes & dessert sounds lovely & yours scraps have made a beautiful quilt. Tracee xx

Bev said...

You DO deserve a cup of tea! I love your quilt! I got 4 blocks done on my Scrappy Trips yesterday and can say I'm officially hooked. No cooking for me though. Your quilt is gorgeous! Are you going to put a border on it? Thanks for sharing!

Cheery wave!

Bev

Sandi said...

Yum...they look delicious...

Cathy said...

You mad woman!! So what did you watch on the TV? I bought the movie, How to make an American quilt yesterday, we need a girlie night!

Shabby Quilt said...

You have been busy. Cooking looks great. Quilt is looking even better. I am going on a retreat at the end of the month.
Thought I might do one . How many jelly rolls do I need.
Thought I might use Paris Flea Market.

a good yarn said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy I want plums in my tummy! Can I move in? Your Scrappy Trip is looking fabulous and it's gone together so quickly.

Jo in TAS said...

Love the quilt! Our tree is full of green gages, hey don't look as pretty in cakes though!

Jeni said...

Thanks for letting me know that you can freeze plums...love the QUILT

Noela said...

Lots of yummy cooking going on at your house. Wish I could come for a visit. Your quilt is looking great. hugs.....

pattas said...

Hi Leanne, such yummy food, :)) The quilt is starting to take shape and I am loving the fact you did it with jelly rolls.. my favourite :))
Have a blessed week :))

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looking Good Leanne :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wish I was at your place....your blocks look fantastic..

suzitee said...

Your scrappy tripalong is divine! Love all the colours you've used...stunning work!

LuAnn said...

The crumble looks great. Wish I were there to have a bit with a cup of tea. Your trip along is really pretty and so tempting. My mother-in-law froze most everything. The plums probably won't look like they do in the photo, but they are really handy to have at the ready when you want them.

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