The pumpkin puree came from one of our uncarved Halloween pumpkins. I know that pie pumpkins are sweeter but by the time I add spices and sugar to the puree it tastes just fine. And I feel thrifty.
*It's Mama Stamberg's relish. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg recites it on Morning Edition the Friday before Thanksgiving. Here is this year.
Just before Thanksgiving in 1990 one of my coworkers raced into the library saying she'd heard a great recipe on NPR on her way to work. She wrote it on a catalog card and photocopied it. I still refer to that photocopy when I make the relish.
My right foot is healing nicely, I think. I can't see it under the splint and bandage, but the only pain I've had is in my heel because I rest my weight on it. Well, it's not. At the post op visit this afternoon I was informed that I overused my foot this week. I need to keep it elevated and iced as much as possible. I am scheduled to go back to the hospital at the crack of dawn Friday for a follow up procedure to realign the metatarsal. Sigh. However, the restriction has reminded how much I usually move around when I sew -- bending over to get fabric from the shelf, standing up at the cutting table, going to the ironing board, returning to sit at the sewing machine. (Add to that going up and down the stairs since my studio is in the basement.)
Forty Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts . I made it several years ago (here) . My blocks are 9" finished.
I had two long strips of nine-patches left over from this quilt . That made shorter work for the border.
I have outer border strips cut and ready to attach.
See how other quiltmakers are working off Thanksgiving calories:
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday