A Great Day with the Girls!

A friend texted me Friday night to see if I wanted to come over for a BBQ yesterday. I did, but I’d already promised to bake my mom bread. I decided if I got up at 3am and took the dough out for the remainder of it’s proof, I could get it baked by seven, and have time to bake chocolate chip pecan cookies and make a crunchy bacon pea salad.

I went back to bed and slept until five thirty, so that worked out beautifully!

The girls loved the pea salad, so here’s the recipe. I typically double it, but only use a pound and half of bacon, leave the dried cranberries at 1 cup, and the sugar at 1 tsp. Everything else is doubled. This recipe is from jamhands.net originally. Next time I make it, I think I might try using Greek yoghurt in place of the mayonnaise. Or leave the sugar out entirely.

Crunchy Pea Salad with Bacon and Cashews

10 ounces frozen sweet peas, thawed and drained
1 cup cashews
1/4 cup chopped greens onions
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup dried cranberries
(113g) 1/2 cup mayonnaise
(19g) 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. of red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
ground pepper to taste
1/4 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp. worcestershire sauce.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, pepper, soy sauce and worcestershire sauce together in a bowl.

Add the mixture to the other ingredients and toss well.

Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

After lunch, we hopped in the car and drove over to the Quilt House in Clarksville to admire the new fabrics and visit for a bit. Then we hit the Spadra Creek trail for a four mile walk. I was starting to get a little queasy again and the drive back didn’t help, so when I finally got home, I took Cosmo for a walk, then had a tomato with goat cheese and a handful of baked shrimp with a hot cup of lemon ginger tea for dinner.

I would love to work on the quilt on the longarm today, but it’s going to be cloudy and cool and I should probably get some more weed whacking done, I’m so far behind on my outdoor chores. And I really need to go spend some time with my mom.

I did get the quilt label embroidered for the quilt that’s on the longarm.

I still have to cut a length of double sided fusible for it, but that will only take a few minutes. I wasn’t feeling overly creative so it’s just another plain label, but hey, at least I remembered a label!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Donna

    A very full day! Fun times with friends are always a blessing.

    1. tinksquared

      Yes. Even when I don’t have time, it’s always therapeutic to squeeze in some girl time 🙂

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