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Friday, July 17, 2015

Secret projects and poundage

The work continues on my secret crazy quilt project and how I wish I could share with you what I'm doing!  I really like it and I'm excited about it, but I can't share.....yet. 

I can, however, show you the fabric that arrived in the mail today...

This will be added to the leftover pieces from the Quilt-zzz to make a double-sized quilt (I think).  The fabric on the right will be the backing and the tiny flowers will be combined with the white offcuts for the front.  Hopefully it will look okay!  

Now, about the poundage (of the around the hips sort), here's a recipe that we've recently discovered and have already made several times. you think perhaps we like it?

  Make a graham wafer crust and press into bottom of a
9x9" pan.  Bake at 350 for 8 mins & let cool

1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water 
4 cups finely chopped fresh (or frozen) rhubarb 

Combine and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
Let cool, and spread over prepared crust.

1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 1/2 cups mini marshmellows

Combine and spread on top of rhubarb layer

1 box instant vanilla pudding, prepared with 1 3/4 cups milk

Spread on top of marshmellow layer and then top with
a sprinkling of graham crumbs

Finally, here's your quote for the day, from Evan Esar..... "Pleasure: An agreeable feeling caused by getting the last laugh, having the last word, or paying the last installment" (and I will add just one thing to that - pleasure is eating that rhubarb dessert!!)


  1. Oh wait, this is not about losing poundage, then? Here was I thinking you were going to talk dieting.. Shoulda known!

  2. I'm going to make note of that recipe, we have more rhubarb than we know what to do with!

  3. Hello Mary Anne! Love your new fabrics and I look forward to seeing the new quilt! Can't wait to see your secret stitching too! That recipe looks far too delicious!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

  4. Those fabrics are so pretty together. Can't wait til you reveal the mysterious secret project.
    Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol

  5. Pretty fabrics, and the dessert sounds wonderful! Barbara xx

  6. your new header photo is delicious too

  7. Thanks for all the info. I think this dessert is special. No hydro tonight. Time to pop over and see some bloggers. Secrets are good.

  8. I am swooning over your banner with all the delightful embroidery and stitchings collaged together. Of course I am extra hungry now. High on Life July...

  9. Ha - we might just have finally found a recipe with rhubarb that the family can enjoy. As you know we often have overseas visitors and I try to get everyone to try different foods, but my rhubarb always falls a little flat... You know with the squished up yuck expression that a tart mouthful of rhubarb can bring!!! Now with a few marshmallow sweeteners I am sure it will be loved :)
    Can't wait to see your secret project!
    Wren x

  10. Great banner and scrumptious desert recipe, rhubarb,mmmmm.

  11. hmmmm a cooker blog diversion.....your dessert sounds delicious but please don't tempt me!!

  12. Oh that recipe sounds yummy! Unfortunately, I could not pay our son enough to eat anything with marshmallows in it. He has always hated them. I do wish though I could find someone locally who has more rhubarb than they know what to do with. We love rhubarb crisps and I have a recipe for a great relish made with rhubarb as well.


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