Winter Wonderland

Baking/cooking, Wagon’s West (dresden plates), Winter Wonderland

First of all thanks for all the helpful hints about the tomatoes. My comments are still not coming directly to my email so I missed them until evening when I was checking my blog to see what was there – I get some of the comments but not all of them.   I do check my blog a couple times a day to see if comments are left so I can respond to them.

I had already laid some chicken wire over the green beans and tomato cages and whatever else I could do  by myself (Mike was working late last night) so now we will see what happens – well they get through the wire – probably LOL   We are expecting off and on thunderstorms for the rest of the week so the egg/water mixture wouldn’t work right now but if I still have any left next week and if it doesn’t rain I will give it a try.

I finally finished up Winter Wonderland’s binding!!  It was so muggy outside yesterday that other than working on the green beans I stayed in the house after I got home from exercise and grocery shopping.  I started the embroidery in March of 2015 and got done with those blocks after a couple months and moved on to the pieced blocks.  I finished the top in September of 2015 and then it sat aside while I was finishing a different quilt on the quilting frame.  I put it on the frame in February on the 18th and it took me about 3 1/2 to hand quilt it.  It finished at 92 x 99 inches it shrunk a bit more in width then I thought it would – the top was 98 x 103 before quilting and washing/drying.  I am linking to Mrs. Sew & Sow today and Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday and Esther’s Quilt Blog.

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The Wagon’s West Wheel that I was working on last and this is where I picked up last night while I was waiting for Winter Wonderland to dry in the dryer.

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I wasn’t real hungry last night and didn’t really feel like cooking much for one so seeing as I had 5 zucchini in the refrigerator I thought I better use some but what to make – I got started looking on pinterest and changed a recipe up a little bit and made zucchini fritters – of course it made way too much for one so I will know to cut the recipe in half if I make it again – Mike doesn’t eat squash – just me and Melanie if she is around – turned out good I thought.  Here in the pan four were flipped to brown on the other side when I added the last of the batter – all in all only took about 5 minutes to cook.

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2 medium zucchini
1 small yellow squash
1/2 onion
1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
a couple tablespoons of milk if needed

shred the vegetables and lay out on a clean dishtowel to let the moisture soak out for about a half an hour – squeeze on the towel then put in a bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir up.  Fry in a little oil – recipe I was going by said  half an inch but I don’t eat a lot of fried foods so I just covered the bottom of the skillet – get the oil hot and fry on each side about 3 minutes until brown – blot off oil – I used a horseradish sauce to go with them you could use a chili-lime mayo if you wish.

16 comments… add one
  • Deb Jun 14, 2016

    I usually just fry zucchini ( breaded first ) but I like this idea. They look delicious!
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  • Sharon S Jun 14, 2016

    Your zucchini fritters look good…..I had some zucchini to use up this past week and made stuffed zucchini boats. Lot’s of recipes on the internet – I read them and then just sorta wing it. For me, it’s a good way to get my husband to eat a veggie.

  • Kathi Jun 14, 2016

    I LOVE your Winter Wonderland finish!!! Will be fun to pull it out this Winter and enjoy it with all the work you put into it.. it looks cozy to sleep under too!!!
    I think those Wagon’s West center blocks are my fave quilting of yours though… I love how each block has it’s own theme so to speak… each quilted their own way 🙂
    Your zuchini fritters look really yummy too! I don’t usually remark on food/recipes but would love to try this one! 🙂 We eat lots of squash when it is in season. Kathi
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  • cityquilter grace Jun 14, 2016

    i love winter wonderland….and the fritters look delish! i make zuke pancakes but will definitely try the fritters!

  • Thimbleanna Jun 14, 2016

    Winter Wonderland is just beautiful! Won’t it be fun to have it when the snow starts to fly LOL! (Or maybe to give you some snow inside since you don’t get a ton down there!) I love the way you’re quilting this next wagon wheel — they’re all so pretty!
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  • Liz Jun 14, 2016

    The winter wonderland quilt looks fabulous on your bed. I bet it will give restful sleeps. Do you like it better now that it is done?

  • Kathy Jun 14, 2016

    I need to try that recipe. DH and I love zucchini, but I would like to try something other than our usual couple of recipes.

    Congrats on the finish – it looks fabulous!
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  • Sandra B Jun 14, 2016

    Winter Wonderland looks great! How nice to have a winter quilt…and the colors are great for the holiday season as well….great finish…one marked off the works in progress list!!
    Love the quilting on Wagons West….the variety in the individual blocks is just right…and the crosshatching brings everything together….
    Your zucchini fritters sound delicious…my husband likes yellow squash, but zucchini not so much…I will definitely try the recipe, hoping he will like it….if not, more for me!

  • Teresa Rawson Jun 14, 2016

    You are so SWEET to feed all those deer, LOL! Wow! Your garden is beautiful…I know I will be dealing with that problem next year when I contemplate a garden…

    Your Winter Wonderland finished so beautifully! And the Wagon Wheel project is just stunning! I love any quilt pattern that involves piecing circles. It is enjoyable seeing the blocks as you quilt them so nicely! The fritter recipe looks yummy!
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  • Glenda Australia Jun 14, 2016

    Karen your quilt looks stunning on the bed how lovely to walk in and see such a beauty it must make you pause and smile every time you walk in the room. Your wheel block is sooooo beautiful how the quilting enhancers it. Im sure going to try you fritters they looked so good there in the pan Hugs Glenda
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  • glen in louisiana Jun 14, 2016

    I’ll come anytime you want to cook these babies!
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  • Michele Hill Jun 14, 2016

    Another quilt finished Karen…well done and how lovely it looks on the bed too. x
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  • Jenny Benton Jun 14, 2016

    You must be so pleased with your Winter Wonderland quilt – it looks gorgeous. Great job!!

  • Marianne Jun 15, 2016

    I need to try zucchini fritters one of these days. Without the chili powder and maybe with a little cinnamon, I bet you could put maple syrup on them for a real treat. Our vegs. are really far behind yours – of course, your heat helps speed them on. The farm down the road has spinach, chard, and rhubarb now. Can’t wait for green beans and zucchini.
    BTW, I love the cross-hatching on the embroidered part of your Winter Wonderland quilt. It really looks great!

  • jenny Jun 15, 2016

    Love your winter wonderland it looks fabulous.

  • Nicky Jun 17, 2016

    Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday – looks like you are ready for Christmas!
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