So it's not Christmas anymore, but this list of gifts is just too good not to mention:
My mom has a ton of dried milk powder she keeps trying to palm off on me. The potato soup recipe will be perfect! (I use it for cooking, but don't care what others say -- I can tell when using it for plain drinking! You can't for cooking, though...)
Here's the recipe, if you don't feel like heading to Wisebread. Add some dried carrots, mushrooms or other veggies, if ya got 'em.
14. Potato Soup in a Jar This potato soup is a dried version that lets the recipient create a home-made lunch at a moment’s notice by adding boiling water. You mix all the ingredients (1¾ cups instant mashed potatoes, 1½ cups dry milk, 2 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon, 2 teaspoons dried minced onion, and 1½ teaspoons of Italian seasoning), place in a quart jar (you can buy a canning jar or plastic quart container, or clean out a spaghetti sauce jar); add a bow on the top and a tag that gives instructions: “Bone-warming Potato Soup: Place ½ cup mix in soup bowl and add 1 cup water. Stir until smooth.”
I got the first copy of CRAZY QUILTS in the mail Friday...it was leaning against the door, waiting as we went out to go to small group. I opened the pkg in the car, then found myself crying...it has been so many years, working so hard, on this book. And to have it finally done -- and looking great, in the bargain! Margret Aldrich at Voyageur Press is just top-notch; I am a lucky girl to have had her creative touch on this book. Thanks Margret -- always.
We're also getting lots of pre-orders for it -- do you want to get in on the action, too? CRAZY QUILTS retails for $29.95, not including shipping -- but until Feb. 5, you can get your own copy (signed by yours truly) for $23.95, including shipping. Just write me, or go to:
Dave's home...gotta go.