Saturday, May 23, 2009

Baby Ripple Afghan

Baby Ripple Afghan

This was so easy, as most ripples are. I ended up using Red Heart yarns to match the colors of the baby's room. Emily chose most of her baby items from Targets. I made this afghan a little longer as a floor changing pad. I like the way red Heart Worsted washes compared to all the others.

The colors and rows I used were:
5 rows of 0360 Cafe Brown
3 rows of 0718 Shocking Pink
2 rows of 0661 Frosty Green
1 row of Baby Pink
8 rows of 0316 Soft White.

I started with a chain of 142 and used a "I" Hook.

You can get the pattern here

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Starting my Seraphina Shawl with Pammy Sue

Starting my Seraphina Shawl with Pammy Sue

I am so excited, Pammy Sue over at Scottys Place has started making the most gorgeous shawl in JoAnn's Rainbow Sensations Boucle in Dark Blue. We don't have a JoAnn's, but luckily we were in Webb City, Missouri for the weekend, and not only did JoAnn's have it, it was on SALE !!!

I bought 5 Skeins:
Black - Rainbow Boucle
Green Print - Rainbow Boucle
Pink/Grey - Rainbow Boucle
Berry Print - Rainbow Boucle
Red Print - Rainbow Boucle

I am starting out with the Black, since my granddaughter will be playing in the symphony at college this fall and she has to wear a lot of black. I wish now I had bought at least 2 of one color so I could try the afghan pattern on the label.

If you want to start this lovely shawl with everybody, See Pammy Sue here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Savannah's Famous Pirate House Onions Au Gratin

Those terrific shriners are selling their classic Vidalia Sweet Onions again. Just once a year these special guys hit the streets with a trailor load of Vidalias. This is one of our favorite recipes for Videlias, taken from an old Folsom Farms Cookbook.

5 cups Videlia onions, chopped, cooked & drained
5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbs Butter

Chop onions, put in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook until just tender.

Melt butter in the bottom of your 2 quart casserole dish.

Drain onions and mix with 4 cups of Cheddar cheese and remaining ingredients.

Pour into your 2-Quart casserole; Sprinkle with your final cup of cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

We served this wonderful side dish with a smoked pork loin from our back porch electric smoker. If you haven't bought yourself or hubby one yet, it's a perfect gift.