It is almost time to wrap up the sewing before Christmas. This is my last project.


It may or not be finished in time. After I make many more strings, they will magically (I hope) turn into 3-D Christmas trees. With lights, no less.

Many of us are starting to think about menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other family functions. I have neglected to post recipes from Ken’s Kitchen recently, usually because there were so many other things to share. But this week I thought it would be appropriate to play catch-up. One of these recipes just might catch your fancy.

  • crispy-lemon-roasted-chicken. This chicken was not at all dry, but perfectly cooked with hints of lemon, rosemary and thyme. It would be perfect for a small gathering where you want to make a roast chicken just a little more special.
  • humble-chicken-stew-using-leftover-chicken. We had leftovers when we had the Crispy Lemon Roasted Chicken, so Ken made this humble chicken stew. It was a perfect way to use the left overs.
  • lean-pulled-pork. This has long been a favorite when a crowd is coming for dinner. Served with coleslaw and buns, it is an easy meal that can be prepared ahead of time. Leftover pork can be frozen in individual size portions for future meals.
  • pork-tenderlion-with-asparagus-and-citrus-sauce. How can you go wrong with pork tenderloin and asparagus? Two of my favorite foods. Pork tenderloin always seems like a ‘special occasion’ food but does not have the high price tag of many other meats, and is considered a ‘white meat’ for those that are health or diet conscious.
  • proscuitto-wrapped-chicken. It is always nice to find recipes calling for chicken breasts that is a little different, and a little special. This fits the bill.
  • chocolate-french-toast. You might want to consider this recipe if you are doing a brunch over the holidays. Aren’t you glad they have decided chocolate is good for you? This recipe calls for cocoa, not pre-sweetened chocolate.
  • key-lime-coconut-yogurt-cake. I must tell you that I did not get to sample this! Ken took it to his office at the university and the students cleaned it up. Definitely calls for a repeat.
  • pumpkin-muffins. We had a bumper crop of sweet pumpkin this fall so are still looking for recipes that calls for pumpkin. Canned pumpkin would also work.

As a side note, some of the older recipes in Ken’s Kitchen were posted in Word. When you click on them a small file appears on the lower left hand side of your screen. You then have to click on the file in order to open it. The new recipes are being posted as .pdf files and should open when you click on them. Let me know if you run into problems.


In January, I am planning a short quilt-along to make a travelling hand stitcher’s book. This will interest anyone who likes to take hand stitching along when they travel, -whether it is on road trips, cruises, or by air. Or maybe you just like to keep everything in one place to transport from room to room in your house. This is an original pattern that has not been published. I will post some pictures next week and provide a supply list by the end of the year.

Thank you for reading my post. I hope that in the days leading up to a busy Christmas season you will still be able to find minutes of peace and calm. Have a great week.

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