07 April 2014

Social Weekend

Had a great weekend.  The family came for lunch on Saturday.  It was great to spend some time together sitting around the table.  I love watching my kids interracting.  They are the best company.

For lunch I made Slow Cooked Sticky Asian Lamb - I've seen this recipe floating around facebook, and it's delicious.

For sweets I made Chocolate, Banana, Toffee Trifle - this is a Family Circle recipe from Christmas 2010.  Very easy to make.

600ml thickened cream, whipped
400g choc-coated honeycomb, smashed so some is in chunks and some is crumbs
4 bananas sliced diagonally dipped into juice of 1/2 lemon or whole lime
50g crushed roasted hazelnuts
1 jar Woolworths Select Gourmet Toffee Sauce (couldn't find it so used their Gourmet Caramel Sauce)
2 tubes Nestle Rolos (couldn't find these either, so used 100g Cadbury Caramel Chocolate)
2 x Flakes

Reserve 1/4 cup smashed honeycomb for decoration.  Place half of remaining honeycomb in base of trifle bowl, then half of hazelnuts, half bananas and half toffee sauce followed by half of the whipped cream.  Repeat.  Place Rolos on top for decoration and sprinkle over Flakes and remaining honeyomb (one Flake is plenty, have the other to have with a cup of tea).

Friday night I finished making the X and Plus blocks.  This one is next to be sewn together.

Saturday night I started sewing the Seville Limes blocks together

finished it off last night and made borders and binding.

Another top added to the pile (must set up the quilting frame).  Shouldn't have had that striped block in the corner.

Had a great day out yesterday - lunch with 3 friends I travelled around Europe with many years ago.  Lynell and Robyn I see quite often and it was lovely to see Wendy as well.


Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

Oh my, love the Seville Lime blocks, so fresh looking. I have to agree with you on listening and watching your adult children is amazing. Some of the best memories are eating and talking at the table.

Have a lovely day.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your projects, they look so good Lyndah....and that dessert.. yummo

KERYN B said...

Oh dear that trifle looks seriously amazing.

Anonymous said...

thankyou for these mouth watering recipes Lynda,thankyou for sharing and my god woman you are on fire ,you have been whipping out all this beautiful work,well done and i hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

Sue W ♥ said...

Looking at that dessert explains all of the finished quilts, must have been on a sugar high LOL (jealous)
love the green quilt that quilting frame is going to be running non stop soon, have fun :)

Susan said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend.......but that dessert is over the top! Did they eat it all or do you have leftovers for the week?

Josie said...

Sounds like a yummy weekend at your place. Love both of the quilts you are working on. Those lime green fabrics are making my mouth water... as is the thought of Sticky Asian Lamb.....:o)

Teresa said...

Thank you so much for the recipe Linda... the trifle looks amazing. I still can't get over how much quilting and patching you're achieving lately... inspiring stuff xx


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