Saturday, June 30, 2012

Steph's Group- June

We gathered together this week with Steph's Quilt Group, minus Steph, who happened to be vacationing at Newport Beach.
(Another smart lady who knows the right time to escape the Arizona heat)
These are the nicest ladies, who always make me feel so welcome, even though I'm the newbie to the group.
This month we met at their local church building, where there was plenty of room to spread out.

Darling Amanda put together this fun and easy quilt where she let the fabric do the talking.

I was thinking this would be a great way to use up scraps.

Amanda also made this BIG Log Cabin Block quilt, where the fabrics, not the block capture your eye.

Fun machine quilting.

Peg was off to the races, and made a Jelly Roll Race Quilt.

So patriotic with Red, White and Blue.

Peg brought a recent baby quilt finish.

Wonky block in soft flannels.

I am learning from these ladies how easy it can be to make simple baby quilts.
Candice whipped this one up really fast.

She used a fun panel for the center.

And spruced it up using Jumbo ric rac around the edges.

And Candice made us the most delicious lunch! Because we met at the church, I probably would have just set things out on the table. But Candice knows how to do things right, and decorated for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
I wanted to share with you her Sweet Pork salad recipe because it was so yummy.
I loved it so much, this is what I am making for my family for Sunday dinner.
A great summer recipe that can be made in the crock pot instead of heating up the kitchen:


Marinade(The original recipe call for marinading the pork roast and then cooking it in the crock pot in a coke/water mixture. I don't think you need to do any of that. I did, but I didn't taste anything special about the pork when I shredded it. I think you could just start with 2 lbs. of a pork tenderloin cooked in crockpot - shredded) (if you want)

Put 2 lbs of pork tenderloin in a heavy duty ziploc bag to marinade. Add about 1 and 1/2 cans of coke, 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours of overnight. Drain marinade and put pork in crock pot with 1/2 can coke, 1/4 cup water, and garlic salt. Cook on hight for 4 hours or until it shreds easily.

Sweet Sauce

1/2 can of coke

1 can dice green chiles

1 10 oz can of El Paso red enchilada sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

Place ingredients in a blender. If it looks too thick add more coke little by little. Put in crock pot with 2 lbs shredded pork, Cook on low for 2 hours. Then serve!!


1 buttermilk ranch packet (make following directions on packet w/ buttermilk and mayo)
2 tomatillos
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 clove of garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalepeno (with seeds so it's spicy)
Blend all together & refrigerate.

Serve pork with lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, parmesan cheese & a tortilla if you want.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

It is so nice that you found a good friendly quilt group to join!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

oh, and I meant to say - love the quilt show!

Sherrill said...

Do you put the ranch dressing on the sandwich or is that for a salad on the side? Sounds great--gonna try it. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Bailey said...

It was lovely to meet you today at Jona's. I'm glad I was able to stop by.

life in red shoes said...

What fun you have! And that giant log cabin quilt....brilliant!

•stephanie• said...

wah! wah!
i'm crying for two reasons.
1) i hate missing quilt group.
2) i'm back to this dang heat.

{california was fun, but i missed my sewing friends.}