Last week was our Tooele County Quilters Quilt Retreat. The theme was spring Fling. We made butterfly treat bags for everyone and cute spring lanyards for everyone to wear. We put in a lot of work and it turned out so fun. It was held at the Grantsville City Library. There were over 30 women who signed up to come. It lasted for three days. We had Lee Stout come and sharpen our scissors for us. Rachel also came and showed us some stretches we could do when we felt stiff and sore. Anita did a spectacular trunk show for us. We had tootsie roll pops to pick for prizes and each day there were drawings for other prizes. Every retreat needs good food. On Friday we all headed over to Casa del Rey for Mexican food for lunch and on Saturday we had different salads and fruit with breadsticks from Dominos. It was so fun to spend time with my quilting friends!
These are some of the beautiful quilts Anita brought to show us. She's such a talented lady!
Here are just two of the recipes from the salads we ate at the retreat.
¼ cup purple onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
¼ cup green pepper, diced
1 can black olives, sliced (optional)
1 avocado, diced (optional)
1 (15 oz.) can ranch style beans (can use kidney or pinto or a combination)
8 oz. Catalina dressing
10.5 oz. bag Frito chips
Mix onion, tomatoes and green pepper in large bowl. Add olives if desired. Drain beans and add. Stir in the Catalina dressing. Marinate for a few hours. Stir in Frito chips and avocado (if desired) just before serving. Makes about 6 servings.
recipe by Chef in Training
2 (3.4 oz.) packages Vanilla instant pudding
2 cups buttermilk
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained
2 (11 oz.) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 package fudge-striped cookies
In a large bowl, stir pudding packages with buttermilk until well combined.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Stir in pineapple and mandarin oranges.
Crumble cookies up into bowl and stir into salad. Reserve a few cookie crumbs for garnish on top.
I read this book these last two weeks. Such a sweet story. If only we could raise our children with as much thought and care today as they did back in the days of this book. We would be living in a much better society.
Mary Anne made these cute little treat bags for the last day of our retreat!