Wednesday, July 29, 2015

pocket wallet tutorial

Summer Hill Pocket Wallet
{this will make 4 pocket wallets  3” x 4.5”}

20” of fabric of color A
20” of fabric of color B
medium fusible interfacing       
4 medium size buttons
iron on velcro 

This is a sneak preview for
friends on my Christmas List  . . .

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

erie barge canal

A different view of the Erie Barge Canal this morning

two of the seventeen lift bridges on the canal are in Brockport

"low bridge everybody down"

you can anchor for the night at our visitor's center

you can rent this boat for a trip
"from Albany to Buffalo"

sometimes this is how fast I walk on the tow path in the morning

Monday, July 6, 2015

pasta ring salad

Pasta Rings Salad
Salad dressing makes the difference here 
don't substitute mayonnaise
Serves 16

1 lb box small Pasta Rings
2 cups salad dressing  (not mayonnaise)
2 cups chopped vegetables
      any combination of:
           red pepper
           orange pepper
           yellow pepper
           shredded carrots
           cucumber (seedless)
1 tsp seasoned salt (or to taste)
1 tsp celery salt (or to taste)
2 Tbls dill pickle juice
1 tsp sugar

McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning to sprinkle on top

Cook pasta for 7-9 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water.
Mix salad dressing, spices, pickle juice and sugar. Stir in pasta and vegetables.
Transfer to a serving bowl sprinkling Salad Supreme between a few layers and on top.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Serves 16

This is one of our go-to picnic dishes and when I went to look up
the recipe on this blog I found I had not posted it.  
Can't imagine how that happened.