I was privileged to attend the Tooele County Quilt Guild Christmas luncheon. Along with an amazing meal we also were honored with a visit from Kris from My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Logan, Utah and her twin sister, Kim from Kimberbell patterns. They shared their story and showed us some of their amazing quilts. They are such sweet ladies and an extra bonus is they are Utah State Alumni!
I have included pictures of guild member's quilts who were challenged to make a quilt using a stack of charm squares from a certain line of fabric. I think they turned out so cute and so different from each other.
This is the veggie tray I made for the ladies luncheon for all the ladies in our community that are over the age of 70. I love those ladies!
I needed to use up some very ripe bananas and came across this recipe. It turned out so delicious!
Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread
3 eggs 3 cups flour
1 cup canola oil 2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups mashed ripe banana 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1 tsp. salt
(reserve 4 tsp. juice for glaze) ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped (optional)
½ cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8x4” loaf pans with cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, vanilla, bananas, and pineapple. Mix well.
In a separate large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir together dry ingredients and add chopped nuts.
Mix dry ingredients with wet mixture and stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.
Bake 55-70 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes and then remove from pans and let cool on wire racks.
In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and reserved pineapple juice. Drizzle over cooled loaves of bread.
Have you ever made chocolate bark for Christmas? This is my first time. There are so many great combinations to use. The top picture shows a red/green combination with white chocolate, craisins and pistachios. The second picture shows a milk chocolate combination using chopped cashews and toffee chips. So easy and so yummy!
This is the book our family has been reading together for the month of December. It is helping us focus more on Jesus Christ this Christmas season. The version I bought came with a wooden nativity set.
Each year I usually make some Christmas ornaments for our tree. This year I just didn't have the energy to even come up with an idea. Bless my daughter's heart! She showed up one day with slices of a tree branch cut from a tree in her yard and some paint. She helped me paint these cute snowflake ornaments for the tree. So simple yet so beautiful.