Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday... July 4th....

It seems like a very lazy day today. 11AM and still in my pjs!
Emily decided she wanted to sew... so she quilted her little doll quilt.

I decided to cut lots of little 2 inch squares. I have 88 light pink, 92 hot pink, 96 bright greens and 100 yellow. That is for the next 4 rows on the trip quilt. I think that should keep me busy up in VT for 11 days. Or.... should I cut out 104 purple squares too?

Just need to print out the latest 3 blocks for the 1857 album quilt and prep the backgrounds for drawing my design on then pulling fabrics. She gave us 3 easy ones this month.... which should allow me to finish them and make progress on the 4 time consuming ones I still have to do. Those will get prepped sometime today and packed into their ziplock baggie to head up to VT with me  as well.

For now... Daddy just snuck out into the pool. The kids are playing with blocks, lincoln logs and trains and cars in the living room.

Lunch will be grilled chicken.... my family's recipe which sounds terrible but is oh so yummy. And no... you can not modify the salt in the recipe.

BBQ Chicken recipe from Laribees in northern VT. (I think... right Mom?)

1 stick butter
1 stick margarine
2 cups vinegar (apple cider)
1 cup water
4 Tablespoons salt.

Bring to a boil. Then baste chicken on the grill as it is cooking. Works best with bone in- skin on chicken. I always half the recipe for my small family... but growing up with a family of 7 we used this version. I also reserve off a bit and dunk my cooked chicken in it at the table. Very yummy.
Greg will have the copycat version of Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce I made for him a couple of weeks ago on his. Just made a potato salad and have the corn on the cob boiling away. Just a few more degrees on the chicken and we'll call it lunchtime.


  1. I'm going to try that sauce. I'm looking for something different than the same old same old of BBQ sauce.

    FWIW, I'm still in my jammies (in my defense, I couldn't go back to sleep when I woke up at 3:30AM, and I do sleep in a Tshirt and knit pants). Ha!

  2. A lazy day is good! I've been doing nothing all afternoon - a real couch potato! That's not normal but it feels good! I grew up with a BBQ sauce very close to the one you are using and we all loved it. Enjoyed seeing Emily sewing... Happy 4th. ~Jeanne

  3. oh she looks just darling there with her little quilt!:)

  4. oh she looks just darling there with her little quilt!:)

  5. Deb, I came over from your comment at Frugal Little Bungalow. You said you wanted to try sourdough bread, so I wanted to let you know I've posted lots about sourdough (with no added yeast) on my blog. Making a starter, making round freeform loaves, sandwich loaves in a tin. Just stirred up a batch at 6:00am that will probably be ready to shape around 2:00pm. LOVE your quilt!