Catching Up Day

Last week I found these on my doorstep.

Beautiful Flowers always make me happy!

October is a month full of birthdays for my family. Our nephew and his family sent these beautiful flowers to me for my Birthday.

To start the day – Sleep In (ok, only to 8 am) because it’s still rainy & yucky outside. Followed by a cup of coffee & Facebook and Blog Browsing. Next came breakfast.

Sunday Morning Breakfast: Taste of Home’s Southwest Brunch Casserole. I’m not a food blogger (or professional photographer) but I do like to share recipes I find & like.

Breakfast Casserole for my Birthday

I did make some changes to their recipe. This is a good use of those last 2 English Muffins that are a bit dried out. Cut the muffins open and butter the cut sides and then put them, butter side up in an 8″ x 8″ pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. I had 1/2 pound of ground sausage already browned from a previous meal and just scattered it over the muffins and the entire pan. If I had to brown the sausage I sometimes add some chopped/diced onions and/or bell peppers the last few minutes.

I upped it to 5 eggs & probably scooped a bit more than 1/4 cup of sour cream but may use plain Greek yogurt if I don’t have the sour cream. I didn’t use the canned chopped chilies (I didn’t have any), but did add a few chopped jalapeños which I’d leave out if our daughter was home. I also added some salt & pepper. Instead of putting the cheese on top of the sausage I mixed it in with the eggs & poured it all over.

In my convection oven it cooked in about 20 minutes at 350°F. After taking it out of the oven, I sprinkled a bit more shredded cheese on top, covered it & let it sit about 5 minutes. Actually 1/4th is a rather large serving for me. Cutting each serving in half would be enough for me. The mixed fresh fruit completed the meal, but some homemade Cinnamon Applesauce would be good, too.

yummy Breakfast Brunch!

Click Here for a PDF of my revisions of this Recipe. If you want to see the original, see Southwest Brunch Casserole on the Taste of Home’s website.

This weekend, another blog I follow, Momoe’s Cupboard – posted this recipe for Date-Nut Quick Bread. I haven’t tried it yet, but sounds good, so will be checking it out soon. Pop over to her blog and see what else she’s been cooking up.

Fall QAL – Autumn Jubilee 2022

October is the long awaited Autumn Jubilee hosted by Carole of From My Carolina Home blog. Sunday’s post shared the prizes offered by the Sponsors she has gathered. This will be so great! #AutumnJubilee

7th year in a row!

Quoting Carole’s Blog post –

“We are going to sew a great new project, cook a new recipe, do some wool applique, read a book set during the Autumn season, and quilt a festive table topper. We’ll also play in our craft rooms, dig in our gardens, set an Autumn table, and more! Every post this month has a “giveaway, too!!”

During the month of October Carole shares her variety of interests. I invite you to join in on the fun! (Yes, this is another of my Fall Quilt Alongs which I’m adding to my To Do list!)

It is so fun to meet new friends and renew friendships on a Virtual/Zoom Sewing Day. Also it’s nice to ‘show n tell’ what others are making. One of the ladies who attended the Saturday Virtual/Zoom sewing day posted on her blog about a quilt her monthly group, the Queen Bees is making which will be donated to a fund raiser for the Library where they meet. She was making the Snowflake blocks to surround a cute snowman. Read more about it at Stitching Grandma.

Fall QALs – Catch up Day #2

Saturday’s Virtual/Zoom Sew Day made great progress on several of my QALs, and work continued Sunday. The last remaining one I needed to catch up was the QOV 2022 Mystery QAL- Long May She Wave. I had a bit more cutting to do for the Red fabric. Then I set up chain piecing and had my little travel iron at my machine so I could press the seams open without popping up to the ironing board so often.

Flying Geese - QOV 2022 Mystery QAL 2022-10-02_01-47-22

I was able to finish all 120 Flying Geese! Now I’m all caught up for all my QALs. I have until Saturday morning to complete this week’s blocks for Project Linus’ 2022 Mystery Challenge QAL


But don’t worry, I plan on keeping busy because I’ll pickup two more QALs this week. Alphabet Soup/JOY Table Runner with Julie of Jaybird Quilts and, of course, Autumn Jubilee which may include multiple projects!

Have you gotten to sew any this weekend? Have a great week!

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to Catching Up Day

  1. Awesome progress on your QALs, enjoyed having you on the Virtual Sew Day!

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  2. Thanks for sharing my post link. I think you got an incredible amount finished during the virtual retreat. Pays to be ready to sew!! Hope your birthday was lovely. Enjoy those nice flowers during your month of birthdays. Stay dry!

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