Hi everybody, Gregg here. Pat is still in Houston at Quilt Festival demonstrating the APQS George Quilting Machine, so I thought I would take over her blog for one day to see what it was like. I found the password so here goes. I didn't bump her scheduled post for today so be sure to read it after my post.
For those of you who have seen our trunk show lecture, you know that when we show the
Gran's Gingerbread quilt she and I have some fun banter back and forth about cooks in her family (or lack thereof). What you may not know is that I do most of the cooking here at the Pat Sloan Quilting Palace (quilt cam).
Pat is a very picky eater so it's a challenge to find meals that she likes and approves of. Specifically, her meals have to be relatively complete and balanced, the food must have the proper texture (what ever that is), it must smell good, look appetizing, and of course taste good. It's tough here at the palace to just throw something together with leftovers---leftovers are usually unacceptable (texture and appearance issues).
So I have to plan the meals carefully. I do the grocery shopping with a list of know-good foods from which I can make the meals. But......when Pat travels on her own, I get to do my own menus here. I have the freedom to create anything I want, and I usually do.
Here is a photo of some of the things I bought yesterday to make my own meals. As you can see, there is no real complete meal here. It is seriously lacking in the recommendations made by the U.S. Government for well-balanced, nutritious meals. This is truly guy food. I currently have no idea how I will put these things together to make a meal. It doesn't matter though because each ingredient is delicious in its own right--a meal in itself. I can't wait for dinner.
ps... I got more of the red and green polka-dot tea towels in, so if you missed on the first batch check here