I was able to attend a vintage quilt show in Brigham City on Friday. Some of these quilts were really old. I went specifically to see a quilt that was made by Elitha Donner. She was one of the survivors of the Donner Party that was stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the winter of 1846. Anyway, these are some of the quilts I got to see.
|This is the quilt made by Elitha Donner.|
|This is a quilt made from men's ties.|
|I love this spool border!|
I tried out this recipe the other day. I used about three different recipes and then took what I liked from each one and made it my own. I seem to do that a lot. Since I have a lot of German and Irish in me I quite enjoyed it.
Sausage and Sauerkraut
1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
1 (12 oz.) package apple chicken sausage (I used Johnsonville)
1 (32 oz.) jar of sauerkraut
½ tsp. caraway seed
½ tsp. celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil or butter in frying pan. Add onion and sausage that has been cut into ½” slices. Cook until onion is soft and sausage is slightly browned. Add seasonings and sauerkraut. Cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with German Potato Salad or roasted potatoes. Serves 4-6.
Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I was looking for a good Irish book to read. This one fit the bill perfectly.