Actually, I'm not really going to write about ketchup (or catsup). Tonight I thought I'd write a bit of a catch up post, but with the recent mayo/Miracle Whip discussions, I couldn't resist hauling in another condiment!
On Saturday, my stitchery/quilting group got together at Imelda's home. I always love her seasonal decorations, and this was no exception--she had her home wonderfully decorated for summer and the 4th of July. We even enjoyed some fireworks--sort of. Her husband barbecued for us, and while we were eating, Julie had a view of the patio and noticed that a spark from the barbecue had lit a large bag of charcoal briquets on fire! Yikes! After a lot of running to and fro and messing about with hoses, the fire was out and we were back at our meal--with only a soggy bag of charcoal to show for it. Sadly, I had forgotten to bring my camera--and you KNOW that's the first thing I thought of, right?!
One of the things our little group does best during our gatherings--besides eating--is talking. Saturday we talked about some of the recent topics on my blog, like the Casey Anthony trial. I think we were all dismayed by the verdict, although we agreed that we weren't there and didn't hear what the jury heard. On Friday night I had watched a TV show that aired a segment about the trial, and they talked to two of the alternate jurors about their impressions of the evidence. I thought that the one young man who had been an alternate had a fairly skewed impression of Anthony and the law, but again, I wasn't there. It's just all so heart wrenching though.
I've been enjoying reading your comments about mayo, Miracle Whip, and the good old days over the course of the weekend. If you're someone who comments--or reads comments--early on, take the time to go back and read these. They're so fun! Amy commented about grilled cheese and Miracle Whip sandwiches--which sounds strange enough to try someday, I think! Now and then, I like grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches, and the tuna has to have sweet pickle relish--I'm guessing the grilled cheese and Miracle Whip sandwiches have a bit of that flavor without the fish taste. If I try it, I'll let you know. I don't think I mentioned it before, but mostly I like mayo, although I NEED to use half Miracle Whip, half mayo for macaroni salad--the Miracle Whip just gives it a bit of zing.
On the subject of nostaligia, when Hubby and I were on vacation, heading down to Pismo Beach, we stopped at a coffee shop for lunch. There we found vintage lunch boxes displayed along the wooden beams all over the restaurant. I took a couple photos to share.
I asked Hubby what lunch boxes he'd had as a kid. He had one with a rounded top that looked like a treasure chest, and that's the only one he had (the same "model" is shown in the photo below). He told me he wanted that one because the shape was just like his dad's. I'll admit to being a bit spoiled, because my parents bought me a new one every year, and I can't even remember now which ones I had! How about you? Do you remember yours?
In response to my post about pinning quilts, a couple of you commented that you use spray baste. Someone else asked where you spray and how do you keep it from getting on everything you don't want it on? I wondered the same. I think I might try the starch method--where you starch the heck out of the quilt back so nothing moves. Tonight I repinned the border section of the quilt I'm working on and thought again that there has to be a better way, although I don't mind the repinning so much, just as long as I don't end up with folds and puckers.
The weekend is over and it's back to work for me. I hope you had a lovely summer weekend with family and friends!