Skate right on in and join me for my Holiday Open House for "my girls." At final count there were 17 of us. Did I get pictures of everyone, no.......I was busy playing hostess.
Not only can the girls quilt, they can cook! Here's just a sampling of our feast. Mr. Joe was happy with his leftovers for dinner last night.
I made some Cranberry-Turkey Wraps that I highly recommend as an appetizer. I made the cranberry relish the day before the party and assembled the wraps in the morning. They were easy, pretty, and tasty!
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon curry powder
6 (10") flour tortillas, (spinach tortillas worked well too)
1-1/2 lbs. cooked turkey slices
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
6 tablespoons chopped walnuts
-Add water, sugars and vinegar to a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat until sugars dissolve, stirring often. Stir in cranberries, raisins, onion, ginger and red pepper flakes, bring to a boil and cook 5 to 10 minutes until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Cool; cover and chill.
- Combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and curry powder in a small bowl; stir well. Spread about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture over 2/3 of tortilla, leaving a one-inch border; top with several turkey slices. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons cranberry mixture on top, sprinkle with one heaping teaspoon cilantro and one tablespoon walnuts. Roll up tortillas starting with filled side. Wrap tightly in foil. Arrange wraps on a baking sheet; bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or just until warm. Slice into 1-1/2" slices and serve as appetizers. Or cut in half and serve as a sandwich.
Evelynne brought her Baltimore Christmas quilt to share with us. What an heirloom she created on her embroider machine. Spectacular! Each and every block is a work of art.
Like I've always said, my girls are the best! They are excellent quilters, cooks, and most importantly good people that I'm proud to call friends . They are all on Santa's NICE list.
Today I'll be getting ready for our next event. Santa arrives this Saturday for his annual visit with the grand kids. I can't wait! Every year I still get misty-eyed when Santa arrives and I see the excitement on their little faces.....mine too!