Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just the Three of Us

Although there was only two to start with.

Amanda and I started with tea and muffins, date and walnut and orange and sultana (from the Susan Reimer book).

We had the french doors open to the garden and it was almost like sitting outside.

Chris would be arriving for lunch, Caroline was teaching today and Alison had other plans.

Amanda was sewing needle cases and pin cushions for the Guildford Quilters Exhibition next year.  The needle cases were being made from dyed woolen blankets.

I was cutting and sewing half square triangles for a sample quilt for Needle and Thread.  This is from a range of fabrics by Kathy Schmitz call Full Circle from Moda.

Chris arrived bring with her several projects, two of which she had completed over the weekend!!  A small quilt using Jo Morton fabrics Toasty, Ember Reds and Evergreens, the pattern was from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co called Decoy.

From the same range of fabric, Chris had made a table runner from the book Table Talk by Gudrun Erla. 

Chris was also finishing off two other quilts.

Lunch was Coronation Chicken, salad and new potatoes followed by a Light Chocolate Mousse.  Here is the recipe for the Coronation Chicken, I'm not sure where it comes from.

Six chicken breasts, cooked and cut into chunks

Curry Mayonnaise

2 tablespoons olive oil
One small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 level tablespoon curry powder
150ml/1/4 pint chicken stock
1 large teaspoon tomato puree
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 level tablespoon apricot jam or sweet chutney
300ml/1/2pint mayonnaise
3 tablespoons double cream

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion, cover and fry gently for 5 minutes until the onion is soft.  Stir in the curry powder and cook for a further 2 minutes, to bring out the flavour.  Stir in the stock, tomato puree, lemon juice and the jam or chutney.  Stir until boiling, the cook for 5 minutes until the mixture reduces and thickens.  Allow to cool and then stir in the mayonnaise and cream.  This sauce should be of a coating consistency. Arrange the chicken pieces in a serving dish and spoon the sauce over.

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