Tuesday, November 24, 2009

They're here - gusanos dos puntos oh (Worms2.0)
My new worms are all settled in their bin and happily working away. I didn't realize how much I missed having them. They have all winter to make compost for the first garden in New England.
Last week after I posted about the lack of Mexican cuisine, I decided the only thing to do is to take the bull by the horns and learn to make my own. With the internet, any ingredients that are not readily available in the local market can be easily obtained.
My first recipe was shredded beef flautas.
Labor intensive, for sure. But well worth it, once we sat down at the table. The recipe yielded enough for 3+ meals. I now have some happy freezer bags at the ready for next time.
On the quilting front, I got some quality time at the sewing machine yesterday. I worked on blocks for Marcie's Christmas Punch pattern. One stack of blocks is all put together.
And I have the pieces and parts ready for a second stack.
After a trip to the market to pick up the remaining items for our Thanksgiving dinner, I'll be back at the machine this afternoon.

31 comments:

Darlene said...

Flautas - YUM!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Libby! Enjoy your day in your new home!

Lori said...

Lucky you! I'd love to spend a little time with my machine today. The blocks are terrific!

Screen Door said...

I dunno-- It's confusing posting a worm picture and a food picture in the same post.... Not sure if that is ok, in fact I don't think it's right...makes my stomach jump....I believe in compost and fertilizer... I just don't want to know where it comes from..... ..... Love the blocks. I've printed out the pattern.. love your fabric choices, but then again, I always do....

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yummy!

I love the color selection for your blocks. Can't wait to see them al put together!

Spring will be here before you know it!

Julia said...

Looks delicious! The flautas, not the worms. hehe

Hope that you have a Thanksgiving day filled with lots of love and laughter! (((hugs)))

Milah said...

Your block looks great!

Here's a little wormy story for you. When our kids wanted to go fishing they would go out to the cow pasture and flip over a dry pile of manure and pick up the earth worms underneath. It was that easy...no digging or running to the bait shop.

Jeanette said...

Glad you were able to have some Mexican food. Mmmmm... :-) Can't wait to see your version of Marcie's quilt.

loulee said...

It's great to see you guys settling into your new place.
I love to experiment with new recipes.

tami said...

Nice blocks. I can't wait to see the quilt finished.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I usually don't like looking at food on blogs but those look right scrumptious!

I'm pretty sure I downloaded that pattern already. I've downloaded so many freebies that I could keep myself busy for years. Now that I've seen yours (love the fabrics bu the way), I may have to print it out and get started.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YUMMY!!! That looks delish Libby.
Not so sure about those worms. lolol But I bet you will have some great composte.
Nice blocks for your quilt. Love those colors.

dee said...

OMgoodness...I'm drooling a little here. Must make Flautas soon.
The blocks are so sweet and it looks like it goes together pretty fast. I am in serious quilting withdrawal.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving in your new house.
By the way, I decided to leave the color that I painted there and see how I felt about it in a few days. I think it will be fine.

Quilt Hollow said...

Dinner looks scrumpdillyicious!! Love your fabric choices on Marcie's pattern...will be watching for the finish. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

paula, the quilter said...

Los gusanos look very happy, that is if a gusano has a look. *smile* When I make Mexican, I have to get creative: burritos, rice, flautas, fajitas. Anything to use up the tortillas. I have even cut them up and baked them in the oven with cinnamon/sugar for dessert chips. Yum. Now I know what I'm having for lunch. Thanks.

MARCIE said...

Oh Libby, you always make me look good! Your blocks are great! It makes me happy that you are making that little quilt!
I have to laugh about the worms. You make me wish I had a place to raise my own little wormies.
And a big YES to the mex food! Looks fabulous!
Have a very nice Thanksgiving! Hugs from me!

julieQ said...

I just got such a kick out of seeing your worms, then seeing that delicious meal...blow my mind girl!! Your blocks are so pretty...mine is cut out but not together yet. Soon...

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

How exciting to have your first Thanksgiving in your new home!! Hope all goes well! Are you have American tradition or Mexican?????
Your blocks are looking good!!
happy turkey day to you and yours--
Hugs, Di

AnnieO said...

I love flautas! Especially with guac and sour cream :)

Those blocks look pretty yummy too.

Stephanie D. said...

Thanksgiving in your new home--how exciting! Are you varying your menu any due to geography?

WoolenSails said...

That looks delicious. And those blocks are gorgeous, I love the fabrics you used in them.

Debbie

Stina said...

Good luck with Worms 2.0...:o)
Nice to see some cooking and sewing at your place...
and everything looks fantastic..:o)

Julie in the Barn said...

The Flautas look yummy and the blocks for Marcie's quilt do too. You always choose such great fabric combos. I think my worms have gone into hibernation in the bottom of my worm barrel. My shredder died so I haven't been feeding them as much. But the avocado pits I threw in sprouted so I now have a little avocado forest in the greenhouse!LOL
Happy Thanksgiving to you and hubby and Harper.

Quilter Kathy said...

The worms are back?!?! Where are they going to live so they will stay warm enough??
Your Marcie blocks are great...look forward to seeing how your quilt comes together!

Cathi said...

Your blocks look gorgeous! Love the fabrics you're using. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving as you start making memories in your new home.

Anne Heidi said...

Love the blocks, they are so pretty!

kjquilts said...

Yummy! I'm working on some things for our dinner tomorrow and then I'll be headed to the quilt room to spend the evening with a Schnibbe. Have a great Thanksfiving!

Quilt Architect said...

You make me hungry.
I like the colors of the quilt that you are going to make...looks really warm and cozy.

Kathie said...

great blocks! oh I guess I need to go print out that pattern too
I know I will love your quilt and will want to make it too!
so nice that Marcie does this every year.
Happy Thanksgiving
Kathie

Dixie said...

Your flautas look delicious! The recipe for my grandma's chicken enchiladas is on its way in the mail to you. Homemade red sauce - they are fabulous. So glad to see the worm farm going again. I'm going to see if the library has the books that you recommended so I can get going on this project too! Sounds like a good thing to do this evening when everyone else is taking a nap. Love to see your quilting progress. Happy thanksgiving! -Dixie

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Those blocks are adorable. I hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

hello Libby! Happy Thanksgiving..and yes, lovely to have one on th quilting machine!
I am fascinated here as I catch up woth your life...bad blog friend I have been!
As the colours have changed in your outdoor pictures, so too does everything seem to..almost as if you moved countries instead of states! It's unbelievable to me that things would be so different in the supermarket...we seem to have a 90% general lot of main labels etc throughout the country here, with very little regional change of label.
Fascinating, but quite hard to get used to I would imagine!
Loving your work as ever, Tracey