Apr 17, 2006

Holiday is passed.............

.........until the next one rolls around. Since I no longer work outside the home, a three day weekend is just no longer as big a deal as it once was but that's just me, LOL.

I served a traditional Easter type meal and even made my first ever lemon meringue pie for dessert! It used to be that if something called for beaten egg whites or separated eggs, I didn't try to make it. I guess I have learned a few things about culinary arts as I have gone along. Now just to get past yeast goods! Sister Shurbet does a bang up job with those (frozen and you heat them) but I still would like know the ends and outs.

If you are like me and will have some leftover ham to use up, you may want to try this recipe for some of the leftover bits. I've already packed some of ours away in the freezer to re-purpose it down the line but will make some of this for our evening meal.

Ham Scrap Casserole

  • 2 cups wide noodles

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (1/4 lb.)

  • 2 tablespoons catsup

  • 2 cups cut-up cooked ham

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided use

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon horseradish

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas

  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles per package directions and drain.

In a medium saucepan melt 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add flour and stir until smooth. Add milk, slowly and cook over medium heat until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted.

Remove from heat and add salt, noodles, catsup, horseradish, ham and peas.

Pour into a 2 quart casserole. Melt the other tablespoon of margarine or butter and add it to the bread crumbs to moisten. Top the casserole with buttered crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

On the quilting front this weekend I was rather scattered in my focus but having fun----
  • colored in my "Over the Edge" panel
  • some blue work embroidery on a snowman BOM while I watch a DVD with my husband last night. It is rare for me to sit and watch TV. The living room is more or less the "pass through" on the way to the kitchen so I needed a project while I sat.
  • only the top row of my friendship stars with pieced in stars in the sashing is done. Other than the sketch for sizing purposes I have not done any prior planning about what goes where. Strips and some squares are cut but I am more or less just grabbing something rather than "matchy-matchy". One more day of sewing and I'm setting it aside again, regardless. I have two deadline projects to deal with this week and probably into next.

A partial view from my sewing room. The sewing machine table sets at right angles to the shelving units putting the strips and sketches attached to the lower baskets-- at eye level as I sit and sew. (Shooting into the room I caught some stuff atop the computer) It may look like a bit of a mess but it IS fairly well organized by types of fabric or projects and best of all, works for me.

Errands await now that blogger let me load the picture, LOL.


  1. Lovely work in the making Linda :-) Your stars looks very good from here !

  2. progress made indeed LJ...wish you were not reminding me of those waiting friendship star blocks...

  3. Well, I'm impressed!!! I think your stars look great Linda..*VBS* I love that some go one way and other go the opposite...LOL..perfect!

    It's fun to get a peek into your sewing room..who but a scrap quilter could get excited seeing baskets of your scraps..LOL??

    Great progress on the over the edge..it sure does look like fun! I also, love to color, and like Darilyn said, nothing is more fun than a new box of crayons with all the nice sharp points..Hugs, Finn

  4. Doesn't look messy to me! :)

    Love your stars. That's going to be a dynamite quilt!


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