I'm going to share today about a simple little goodness. Maybe it will become a favorite for you, too! this is a food combo that can either be my breakfast or lunch. It's really quite simple--granola, fruit, yogurt. Nothing wild and crazy about that! but here's the particulars:
Silk yogurt, vanilla flavored, in the large container that holds enough for several servings. I don't measure, just spoon out enough to seem right. Silk yogurt in the large container isn't a requirement, but I choose to buy it because a) I am lactose intolerant and b) the little Silk yogurt flavored containers are way overpriced. But all that vanilla flavor gets kind of boring, and I found that adding in some fruit is a good thing. But because I don't always have a reliable fresh fruit supply at home, I have come to be a big fan of frozen fruit. Like these dark cherries. Or raspberries. Or strawberries. Or blueberries. Very convenient to keep on hand. I usually mix the yogurt and fruit and let stand for 5-10 minutes to get the iciness tempered down, then top off with 1/3 cup of my homemade granola. This makes a great food to pack for my lunch, because I can mix the yogurt and fruit in a plastic container and put the granola in a snack bag. By the time lunchtime rolls around, the fruit is thawed and just needs a little stir.
So there you go, one of my favorite things! Nothin' fancy, guess I'm not a high maintenance girl!
I have been pressing on with a very large customer quilt that needs to get finished--
This was made from a Quiltsmart pattern. If you haven't tried one of the Quiltsmart designs, you really should. I learned about this company several years ago, and found out they are based right here in MN. I even went to their place of business, along with a couple of friends, and got a little tour of their manufacturing process. Their patterns are all printed onto interfacing, which is sewn right into the blocks. This one is called Baskets Around. Baskets have been a theme in quilting for centuries. Can you see the baskets in these blocks? The 4 large red arcs are the handles of baskets connected at their base. The quilting on this one is taking me awhile, there is a lot of outlining to be done. Outlining is a tedious but necessary step in quilting, especially in an applique block like this one. It can't be done quickly, so takes a lot of my patience! I stitched around the big circle, then the smaller circle, and on both sides of the "handles". Then filled with feathers and meandering. I am on the last row of blocks, then need to stitch between all the blocks and in the wide border.
So you know what I will be doing today! What will you be doing?