My fabric scraps are taking over.  Seriously, I have fabric in every nook and cranny of this house and I need to thin it out.  Yes, this is probably New Year, organized me talking but I am hoping to keep it going which would turn in to a “you’re on a roll”.  My scrap drawers are like an over filled suitcase that you have to sit on to close. 

This weekend I was cruising Pinterest and saw the Jellyroll Race quilt and BAM it hit me I could make a King size strip quilt from my scraps. I got up and scooted to my fabric room to check my scrap drawers.  Yep, I have plenty and so much so that you can’t really tell I took about ½ yard from each color drawer. 

The first fold is the worst but once you get that one done the rest go pretty quickly.  This is what I have done so far.  

I have 2 more 32x89 panels to make then will put them together and add a few borders. 

Not forgetting about Menu Monday

1. Spaghetti and Fettuccine Alfredo

2. White bean soup and sausage

3. French Dips/Philly sannies with fries

4. burritos/quesadillas

5. Grilled Chicken fried potatoes and a veggie

Desserts will be brownies, peanut butter pie, chocolate pie, pumpkin cupcakes and ice cream  


I like to have a basic idea of what my family is going to eat during the week. This works for me because if I don’t have a plan for meals we usually eat out.  That gets expensive really fast for my family of 6 adults. I am also a list girl.  I like to see what needs to be done and more importantly I like to cross stuff off with pretty colored markers J  I use to make my menu’s according to days of the week but this got complicated for my OCD brain when I didn’t want to make spaghetti on Wednesday; now I number them J  I also like dessert so most dinners have one but I don’t plan for breakfasts or lunches.  My kids are older teenagers and young adults, I just have to keep enough staples on the shelves to feed them at grazing times.

The weather has turned a wee bit chilly here in Texas which is perfect time to make some soup and bread.  I will also toss in some comfort foods that are perfect for chilly nights.

1.    Sausage and tortellini soup with toast with misc. cookies and ice cream

2.    Fried chicken, mashed spuds, veggie with cream puffs for dessert

3.    Split pea and ham soup with grilled cheese sannys with caramel cupcakes to completely over stuff yourself

4.    Breakfast dinner, French toast, sausage and eggs.  No dessert on breakfast nights

5.    Chicken casserole using up leftovers from the fried chicken and salad with chocolate mousse cups for dessert to make it special

6.    Meatloaf night, ick, but everyone else eats it and hubby cooks it can’t argue with that. Hubby has requested baked spuds and salad to go with this feast. I will make a chocolate pie to round out the night.

7.    MIY night!  Clean out the leftovers or  Make It Yourself