Quilting, Quilting, and then some more Quilting! That is what I did on Saturday. I invited my quilting group that is named the "Border Babes" out to our place on Saturday which of course was St. Patrick's Day. We had a wonderful time catching up on each other's lives and quilting projects. It is always fun to see what creative and exciting project each of them are doing. We decided that a St. Patty's day theme to the food was in order. So I volunteered to make the Corned Beef Brisket and the rye bread, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, swiss cheese were all donated to the Reuben Sandwich cause. We also had a wonderful, lowfat coleslaw to get a little more cabbage into our diet and special K bars, a green frosted angel food cake, and a mint cheesecake to top off an awesome meal. Next time I will remember to take a picture of the wonderful spread. I will share my beef brisket recipe with you though as I have had excellent luck making this every time I have tried it.
4 to 5 lb Beef Brisket 1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Celery Seed or Salt 2 T Garlic Powder
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
Mix and rub into the meat on all sides. Bake at 250 degrees overnight in the oven. Pour off juice in the morning and refrigerate until cold. Slice thin; put some water in the bottom of a pan and bake it for 1 hour at 250 degrees to reheat. Put mixture on buns or make into Reuben sandwiches. (Absolutely Yummy!)
Friday Chris and I staged seed all day getting ready to pull and wrap customer's orders to be delivered or picked up. What an unusual year! Normally I have my big winter boots, Carhart jacket, ear muffs, and gloves on when we do this task but this year I was in short sleeves, no coat, tennis shoes and I was extremely comfortable! It is almost a little scary to have the weather so so nice. I just hope it doesn't make for a wild weather pattern and we get awful storms this spring and summer. After a couple years ago we are all a little nervous about such things.
Sunday we received a load of chemical so Chris and I inventoried everything and found a home for it. It is exciting to be getting all the product back into the warehouse. I really enjoy the customers when they come so I can catch up with them about what is going on in their lives. We really have some wonderful people that we work with! Sunday was also our Chili/Soup supper at Church. We had such a great time visiting with all the people as they came through the line and we served them either Chicken Noodle soup, Chili, or a White Chili (that my Dad made and it is absolutely WONDERFUL!) Maybe he will give up his recipe to me some time and I can share it with all of you.
Everyday's a Blessing!