Friday, November 16, 2012

Time to Make Do

The quilting is finished, on to the binding!! I will have to dig around in my stash to come up with the binding for this quilt as it grew a whole lot bigger than I first thought it's a whopping 65x95.

The day is done an so am I. I was thinking when Kara went home today I would get busy on this quilt to finish it up but the couch was feeling so good I decided to stay put for the night. Now it's on to the bed with a book and a good nights sleep. Tomorrow I will be fresh and ready to rock once more. This gal will be ready to hang on the line before the day is done.

Here is another of our DD's favorite soup recipe's. I found this recipe on the Internet a few years back, it is based on the black bean soup from "Panara Bread" Our girls like it served in a bread bowl, me not so much I like my bread on the side. I'm not much into soggy bread. Hubby likes it with nacho chips, each to their own!!

Black Bean Soup
4 - 6 slices of bacon fried crisp - reserve the bacon drippings
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves pressed
4 (15) ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained or one pound of dry black beans pre cooked and drained
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups tomato's
2 TBLS ketchup
1 bunch cilantro
1 TBLS chili powder
1 TBLS worcestershire sauce

Saute the onions and garlic in the bacon drippings until translucent.
You can omit the bacon and saute the onions and garlic in a little olive oil if you want to keep this soup meatless.
Throw it all in a pot, bring to a boil then cover and simmer on low for a couple of hours to incorporate all the flavors
salt and pepper to taste


  1. I am pretty sure will find some fabric in your stash to make do.

    The soup sounds delish but I am not crazy about black beans, how do you think it would be with pinto beans?
    no soggy bread for me either. but to each his own!

    1. Ha, a lady after my own heart, you can never go wrong with pinto's in my book. I sooo love a pot of pinto beans with corn bread and I have the waistline to prove it!!

  2. That is one big quilt you got going there, Debby! Yeah, a Black Bean Soup recipe. Thank you as I do so LOVE me those Black Beans.

    1. The quilt turned out so much bigger than I planed!! Any bean is good for me but my heart will always belong to pinto's. Must be a southern thing!! Ha

  3. Quilting is the one thing I have never done and am hoping to take up next year :)