Sunday, April 17, 2011
Red Rooster was full to the brim (and even overflowed down to the Snowbird) with a group of 25 scrapbooking ladies organized by Pat Morris and Sue Bartlow. They worked through the storms on Friday - ready to evacuate to the basement if the need arose. Thankfully, Smith Lake was not the tornado target - this time. We didn't even lose power!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Snowbird had a group of very "young at heart" ladies this week. They were celebrating 2 very special birthdays - one just turned 70 and one 80. They loved to play games (they weren't at all competitive - ha!). The Snowbird Retreat is a great place for friends to reconnect and relax.
One of the ladies requested our famous salad trio consisting of chicken salad, dilled shrimp salad, and fruit salad with orange cream for their final lunch. The recipe for the dilled shrimp salad is below.
Dilled Shrimp Salad:
1 (16 oz.) pkg. shell macaroni, cooked
1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed and drained
4 large eggs, hard-cooked and grated
1/4 c. Celery, chopped
2 T. Green onion, minced
2 tsp. Dried dill
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 c. Mayonnaise
1 c. Sour Cream
1/4 c. Salad vinegar
3 T. Sweet pickle relish
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
In a large bowl, combine macaroni, next 7 ingredients and relish; set aside. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and vinegar. Spoon mixture over shrimp mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill. Sprinkle with paprika before serving. Serves 10 - 12.
Wish you were here!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We have 2 days without guests at the Red Rooster Retreat so we take advantage of that time to make much needed changes. It is time to take down the last of the "Winter Decor" from the 10 ft. ledge in our big workroom. There's just one problem: Jim, who usually does the "ledge"work, is taking medicine that makes him dizzy as a goose and Shelia, our household engineer, is very short. So that leaves me (Jennifer) a 60+ yr. old coward to climb the ladder and bring down the deer.
DID IT!! Winter is finally coming down! Now, how do we say Spring/Summer on a ledge?Spring is here!!!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Snowbird had a group of scrapbookers from Priceville, AL. They did a lot of relaxing, hot tubbing, and reading along with the scrapbooking. Its always good to have a little play along with the work!!
Red Rooster hosted consultant Sandy Lovell's "Close to My Heart" Group. Creativity was rampant this weekend!
These are album covers for Road Trip albums! The button wheels are too cute!
This is a beautiful Christmas album made by one of the ladies in the group.
They even make creative cookies!!!!
Wish you were here!!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The first step was to cut and sew strips.
Then they cut the strips into smaller strips.
We will show more steps and eventually the finished quilts as we follow the quilters progress on this mystery.
Meanwhile, here some of them are hard at work!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Most scrapbooking groups come in with loads of paper and "stuff". These ladies walked in with just their laptops. Amazing!!!
All work and no play makes for a dull weekend. Leslie helps everyone relax a little after a hard day of scrapbooking.
Wish you were here!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Fruit Salad with Orange Cream
1 cantelope (cubed)
2 cups seedless red grapes
2 cups strawberries
3 kiwi (peeled & sliced)
Combie fruit & serve with orange cream on the side!
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
4 Tbsp Orange Juice
Beat cream cheese and the remaining ingredients until creamy.