Friday, April 16, 2010

Salad Dressing

Did this ever happen to you?

You had a friend over for a meal.  She liked what you made and asked for the recipe.  You obliged.  Later on, you and some others are invited to the friend's home for a meal.  She serves a casserole that is good, but somehow a little bit off.  One of the other guests makes a comment about the casserole and the hostess announces that the recipe came from you!  Turns out that she didn't have mayonnaise, so she substituted salad dressing.  And she didn't have a big enough can of water chestnuts, so she used celery instead.  And her cheddar cheese had started to get a little blue, but there was some swiss handy.  And it was your recipe?

That's kind of what happened here.  These are the three latest basket blocks.  The top one came from one of the Around the Block books.  The other two sort of came from Piecemeal's basket block library.  Sort of.  The one with all those lovely triangles in the base, well, she suggested the possibility of a handle, but didn't put one on hers.  I took the suggestion and made my first ever bias basket handle.  I like it.

And the blue one -- well, I'd come home from work tired and a bit cranky and somehow got the triangles for the handle going the wrong way.  When I saw what had happened, I didn't have it in me to take it all apart.  So I took out the very top background square and put in the yellow one.  I think it is a perfectly acceptable basket. 

It just isn't Piecemeal's. 

'Cause I used salad dressing.


Pat said...

You hve a way with salad dressing, kid.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That's how new and exciting recipes are created, well done!

Anonymous said...

My mom is a salad dressing person and that's how I grew up, but every once in a while I like mayo. Change is good. I like your salad dressing versions!
Actually, the blue one gave a lot of people in my group fits. I posted a video of one of our ladies showing each of her blocks, and her comment about that one had us all giggling.

KimQuiltz said...

Forget about the quilt blocks, they're FINE! I wanna know about that casserole...the original one, not the one with the celery and Swiss and dressing. Sounds good! :P

Gretchen said...

I'm loving the Bill Baskets!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

After reading about the Farmer's Wife Sampler" in your blog I had to have a copy. Well I took that copy to our guilt guild and now a few of my friends are planning on doing a sampler exchange from the book. Thanks to you.
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