Monday, October 12, 2009

Scrappy Stuff, Soup, and Casseroles

Hanging things up...

I've had making covered hangers on my list of "to make" for a long time. In my sorting and organizing frenzy, I found a bunch of strips I'd pieced together for a purpose that now escapes me. Three infant-size plastic hangers discovered in the closet... and thus began the hanger project.

After quilting the pieced strips to a scrap piece of batting (just the top and the batting, only two layers), I traced the plastic hanger shape onto the quilted piece, cut it out, added a pleated strip to the bottom, sewed it up, and Voila!

Digging more scraps from the pile, I quilted and sewed another version. Now, are they worth the time involved? Only if you enjoy the process! But I enjoyed using up some scraps and plan to make a few more.This is really the perfect time of year for sewing. It has been rainy and chilly for the last few days, and staying in becomes a bit of a treat.

I have beans soaking for bean soup right now. This weather makes me crave the comfort of soups, which I love anyway.

Connie posted this recipe for a hashbrown casserole (how could this recipe have eluded me? it looks scrumptious) that seems like a great fall dish. Of course, I can't serve it to Fee who is having to watch his cholesterol, but it would make a great casserole for a fall get-together.

What recipes are fall-comfort-food for you?


  1. You could easily alter the ingredients for him.

    leave it out: 1/2 (1 stick) melted butter

    use fat free or low fat: 1 can of cream of chicken soup

    use fat free: 1 pint (2 cups) sour cream

    use weight watcher shredded cheese or other brand that's low fat: 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

    leave out .. you don't really need it: 1 tsp. salt

    use low fat, fat free or the spray butter .. you really don't need all that for the top: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter (for the topping)

    Just an idea.

  2. I love your creativity - those hanger covers are so clever. Thanks for the link ;)


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