Sunday, April 20, 2008

The above quilt top is what I did with my crumb blocks...I still need to add some kind of border but for right now I am glad to have it this far along. I like it most of the time but sometimes I look at it and am not so sure. I will eventually machine quilt it I think. Since I got my Juki, I love machine quilting.
This is out youngest daughter, Sarah and Otto. And below is her husband, Jeremy talking to Otto. My daughter turned 26 Thursday, but didn't want to have her birthday dinner till today. Her request was for a fried chicken meal, followed by what we call a pudding cake. The bottom layer is a crust made from 1 1/2 cups of flour and 1 1/2 stick of soft butter. That is mixed and flattened out in a 9 x 13 pan and baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
The second layer is 12 oz. of cream cheese softened to room temperature, mixed with 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 6 oz. coolwhip. Mix these ingredients well and spread on the first layer once it is totally cool.
The third layer is for us a layer of either lemon or chocolate pudding...2 boxes of instant pudding of whatever your flavor choice, mixed with 4 cups of milk. Pour over the cream cheese layer. I always let it set in the fridge a little while and then go back and spread a layer of coolwhip on like frosting. This has been both my daughter's and my choice of birthday dessert for at least 20 years! I make it every Christmas and Thanksgiving, and their birthdays. And maybe a time or two in between. I know it has other names but this is just what we call it. And there are other measurements given but this seems to fill the pan the best.
Project Looking Through by Mark...this is one more contribution for the project. I have not looked through all the contributors so hope I am not repeating someone's idea.

I thought I might as well go for a second day with a church--again a little church out in the middle of no where. I really hate to admit this but I cannot remember the name of this church. I took the picture at least a couple weeks ago, and thought if I was ever near it again, I would go take a picture of the name. I knew it had Kidd in the first word of it...I think Kidder but could not say for sure. The other day when I took the drive after the earthquake, I came across a sign pointing the way to this church. I thought now I will remember that this time; guess what, I could not remember it by the time I got home. I really wonder about myself sometimes....I have absolutely no short term memory. But notice the window above the door--it is fancier verson of the window pictured yesterday. Now I realize I should have taken at least one more photo of this church--the window was on what I think is an addition to the church that must have taken place quite a bit later than the original church was built. You will just have to take my word for it since I failed to take one.