Friday nights are my special nights for sitting in from of the telly and nodding in and out of sleep. This week was no exception. Sometimes when you just catch little snippets of things they just stick in your mind. I was nodding off to Mary Berry and, in one of my waking moments saw her putting some chutney into a jar. "just jollop it in" she said. Something stirred in my memory and I spent most of Saturday trying to think who used to use that expression. I spent most of the day sewing some more offset squares for my colourful quilt. I've made 57.
I had some pieces of fabric left so I had a little play about:
My friend sent me a picture of a quilt she has just finished for a friend's baby
For our class this week I made some peach melba cupcakes (well nectarine melba cupcakes). Yum. There was one left when I got home on Friday night and it was more delicious on the second day. The nectarines in the cake mix were all gooey.
Once upon a Chef - she calls them Luscious Lemon Bars. It's a shortbread which is baked then topped with the ingredients for a lemon tart, then returned to the oven. The lemon mixture seeps into the shortbread but the bottom stays crisp. They are lovely but the recipe only make nine 2" squares. There are three left - I took some over to John's and Steph's daddy was there. He's a good baker himself - makes gorgeous cake. Max woke up long enough to get a drink and then went back to sleep. Ben was so full of energy - he loves Steph's daddy who throws him about and tickles him until he begs for mercy, then says "again"
Anyway I am behind on my quilt block this week so I better get on with it. There is only one more to go before we sew them up.
I hope your week ahead is full of sunshine.