must come to an end, and the Christmas holiday weekend is well and truly over, although I must say I've tried to stretch it out as long as possible. Here it is, 1:15 a.m. and I have to go back to work tomorrow morning. Why is it that on weekend nights, I have no problem going to bed at a reasonable hour, but on nights when I have to go to work the next day, I'm a total night owl?
My house is cleaned and I played with sample blocks for the Valentine quilt class I'll be teaching. Yes, as a matter of fact, I was a VERY good girl about cleaning the house--in record time, I might add!--so off to the quilt shop I went. Mostly I wanted to get some fabric for sashings and borders for the class samples I'm working on.
The black with small flowers is for the sashing and the larger print fabric is for the border. Well, except then it occurred to me that I had some Mary Engelbreit fabric in my stash I might like better, so I got that out. I didn't get a photo though--I'll probably show you later.
I can see I'm going to have the same problem with my own quilt designs as I have with other people's quilt designs--I keep seeing things I want to change! I think it will work out okay though--I'm always being asked about my design process, so maybe this will give me a chance to talk about that in class.
Part of my housecleaning today involved clearing out some of the Christmas leftovers in the fridge as well as a few items that I think might have been in there since Christmas 2007! The more recent leftovers went into tonight's dinner. I had made fried wontons on Christmas and ended up with a LOT of leftover pork filling--seriously, the market only sold the pork in 1 pound packages, and I probably only used a couple ounces in the wontons. So I browned the mixture, added some Italian spices, and then added a jar of store-bought sauce.
When I was looking in the fridge to see what kind of cheese we had (some of which was kind of an icky fuzzy green!), I came across a pesto cheese and sundried tomato spread I'd served at Christmas, so I added some of that to the mix.
While that simmered, I cooked up some pasta, mixed it all together, and baked it for awhile in the oven.
Yummy! It drives Hubby crazy that some of our best meals come about this way--me throwing stuff together that just happens to be around and not remembering later how to recreate it. But I figure we just have to enjoy whatever it is while it lasts--just like the Christmas holidays! Life moves on and neither Christmas 2008 nor this particular pasta dish will come along again, but both have been great while they lasted!