Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sewing, cooking, and biking

I love our friends and our church. It is the best place. It has become somewhat of a tradition to have baby showers for the expectant moms in our church. However, there have been so many pregnancy it has been tough to keep up. I love to make homemade gifts for baby showers and lately it has been very simple quilts. Nothing like these or these. I am not as skilled or fancy as them. These days mine are looking more like this

Isn't the ric rac cute. Got the idea from this lovely lady.

This little one is for Sonya's little one. It took me long enough to make it. He may have out grown it by now:)

Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes
I have made this dish quite a bit lately. It is super easy and loved by all. I got the recipe from, it was submitted by jamon0126, thanks jamon0126!!
First melt 1T of butter in sauce pan. Add salt, pepper, flour and 1T of minced garlic(I add about twice the amount of garlic). Cook on medium low for 2 minutes. Gradually add chicken broth, cook and stir until mixture boils and mixture is smooth(not lumpy).

Place 4 cups of sliced potatoes in a greased 9x13 dish. Top with 1/2 cup of cilantro, cracked pepper, and butter/flour mixture.

Brown pork chops in 1T butter and 1T of garlic

Place browned chops on top of potatoes and cilantro.

Cover and bake in 350 oven for 1 hour. Uncover and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with a yummy summer salad.

We went to the bike trail again this weekend. We found this huge open field to stop and eat lunch and run and play. Good times with the family.


  1. Melissa, if I have another baby will you make me a quilt pretty please? : )
    That dinner looks yummy. You are making me look bad, I gotta stop showing Jason these delicious dinners you make. It makes my weekly taco salad look like a joke! : )
    Love that last picture of the 3 kids! Adorable. How fun to go on family bike rides. I look forward to doing that one day. Did I tell you yet that Jason just got his first road bike. He is already obsessed. It is all he wants to talk about. We have got to get him and Darren together! : )

  2. Came upon your blog this morning, very sweet. Love your blog design!

  3. Looks like fun! I wish I could quilt..and that dinner looks delish!