Friday, January 14, 2011


No I'm not crossing the line on my topic today, LOL.......That is the name of the sewing gathering that I'm going to this evening it is short for Potluck, Munchies and Sewing.  Everyone is bringing something to share with the other ladies and we will all hopefully have a productive fun night!  I decided to make an appetizer/snack type dish.......I really don't know the technical name but here are the ingredients and if you know what it is called let me know. 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Cider Vinegar
  • The above ingredients are heated over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • green & red peppers chopped (add the amount you like)
  • red onion (add the amount you like)
  • jar of pimentos (optional, I didn't add)
  • celery (again, add the amount you like)
  • can white shoepeg corn (Green Giant, unless you find another brand, I didn't)
  • can Goya black beans (other brands would work fine)
  • can Goya blackeye peas (other bands would work fine)
  • You can add hot peppers if you like, I didn't and I'm sure some of you could think of a few other things to add, experiment!
Put all BUT the first three ingredients into a large bowl, I drain and rinse the black beans and blackeye peas before adding them.  After heating and dissolving the sugar with the olive oil and cidar vinegar pour it over the remaining ingredients, mix well and refrigerate overnight, next day drain all the liquid (DO NOT RINSE)  and serve with tortilla chips or crackers.  Enjoy. 

Before draining

After draining

Now that I have the munchies taken care of here are the UFOs I'm going to work on.......
  • Green Piece - finish the last 6 pieced blocks, then work on stitching the applique, heck I'm bring the whole basket in case I want to work on the border.
  • Handquilt the Fat Quarter Quilt for this month (that meeting is next week).
That should be enough for the 3 hours that we are getting together, if not there will be plenty of munchies to keep my hands busy, LOL.


  1. Oh gosh, that looks delicious. I've printed off the recipe.

    The group sounds like lots of fun. Can't wait to see what you accomplish.

  2. Hi Dear Friend,
    Have fun. Looking forward to hearing all the details.

  3. I WAS kinda wondering about the title of this post! How cool that you found a like minded group to join!


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