Wonky Log Cabin returns

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been pulling out old quilts that I had started.  Here’s an update on another one that I’ve been working towards.  My wonky log cabin has several blocks completed (see here, here, and here).  I’m using the instructions from Quilt Dad – who does some amazing work!  I’m debating whether to use sashing in the finished product or use the blocks as-is.

Here are the blocks I’ve finished in the last week:

Block 18 Block 19 Block 20 Block 21 Block 22 Block 23 Block 24


Maple Brussels Sprouts

Last post about food I made for Thanksgiving this year (I think…).

As we discussed the Thanksgiving menu, my parents and I came to the conclusion that we were missing a vegetable.  So, I volunteered to make something.  After scouring pinterest for awhile, I decided to go with my favorite vegetables (see here, or here) of the past few years: brussels sprouts.

There wasn’t room left on the stove, so I knew I needed to find a recipe that could be done in the oven.  Ultimately, I wrote down three or four recipes and combined them to create a recipe which would work for us.  I like how it turned out, although in the future, I think I would roast them a little longer or do this on the stovetop to caramelize the brussels a little bit more.

maple brussels spruts

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Cornbread Stuffing

Of all the items on the Thanksgiving table, stuffing/dressing is one I could take or leave.  It’s not my favorite.  A few years ago, I made wild rice stuffing for either Thanksgiving or Christmas and I liked that quite a bit, but overall, stuffing is less exciting to me.  And, since we were a small group around the table, my dad decided to make Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing.  He jazzed up the dressing with a few additional ingredients, which really made it taste more homemade rather than made from a box.

cornbread stuffing

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