Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Posting

Dear Friends - I am overwhelmed once again by your kind comments about "Lo Rose." The sampler is so pretty and was such a quick stitch - now I see it every time I trot up or down the steps - it is at the top of the stairs and the rest of the samplers to come will cascade down from there. I love needlework on the walls - since so much of mine is either for others or not framed, the pieces I have around I really enjoy. There will be more snaps as samplers arrive on the wall!!

Melissa asked on Thursday's post about the binders I have for my charts - I Have two big 5 inch ones that have the charts sorted by designer or subject and I have a third 3 inch binder that has only Prairie School charts - those are two to a sleeve and sorted numerically. I still need a couple more big binders for just LHN and BBD - right now they are in separated stuffed folder things. A majority of Christmas charts are also separated in there own folder thing - not a very good description.

Yesterday I posted about PinWheels - I should have also posted a recipe - but these really have no recipe. I got it from my Mom as she has been making them for as long as I can remember. I called her when I got home to see if she remembered where she got the idea/recipe from - she couldn't remember and thinks that my Grandmother might have given her the recipe. I think it probably came from a magazine or newspaper or somewhere like that as I never can recall my Grandmother ever making them. All that aside....


1 mixing bowl of Biscuit Dough - enough to make about 12-14 Biscuits -
2lbs of Sausage

Now.... what I do....I usually just make up one recipe of Bisquick Biscuits which is 2 c Bisquick and 2/3 c milk - mix in a bowl until it holds together then turn out on the counter. I then kneed this a few times as it forms a better biscuit. Then roll this out to about a 1/4 inch. My mom uses only 1lb of sausage, but I think that is not enough. I use 2lbs of Jimmy Dean Sausage (that's what I like) 1lb Regular and 1lb Hot Sausage mixed together. Spread the sausage out evenly over the biscuit, then roll up like a jelly roll. I wrap this roll in plastic wrap then in foil sealing the edges. I make this the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator to stiffen up. You can also freeze this easily for a couple of weeks if you want to make it ahead of time, just let it thaw out for a day or two before cooking. If you cut into it right after rolling up it really mashes it and will not make nice pieces. In the morning or when you are ready to cook this sucker up - cut the roll into 1/2 inch slices and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet - put this into a preheated medium oven - about 350 for 25 or so mins - until brown and done - My sister likes to use the maple sausage or even Italian sausage which are both good, just use what you like. I have tried variations on the biscuit dough and find that if it on the dry side it works better - I have also tried cheese in the dough - that did not work - as it burned and got really hard and weird. Hope you will enjoy this as it a real family favorite and has been for the last 40 or so years.

I have seen a few flicks - and wanted to talk about a couple. Both Starring Jennifer Jones.
What a super actress so subtle and just gorgeous!!!

The first of two films was "Carrie" - 1952 - no blood and Proms here - it is about a young girl on her way to stardom and what she will and wont do to get there - her so-stars are Eddie Albert, Lawrence Olivier and Miriam Hopkins. A film I really enjoyed and I had not heard about. The second film "Stazione Termini" - 1953 - released in America as "Indiscretion of an American Wife." Her co star was Montgomery Clift. The entire movie takes place in a railway station in Rome. I enjoyed this short film and found that both Jones and Clift gave great performances as the tragic lovers parting forever.

Once again many thanks to for your comments!! Thank you for stopping by!

Take care,


  1. Thank you for the recipe, Edgar. (I think I can make a vegetarian version out of it!)

  2. Edgar, thanks so much for the recipe. It will be a delightful surprise for my husband this weekend. I'm looking forward to see more snaps of your wall as you have them.

  3. Thanks for the recipe Edgar. Now to hunt out biscuit dough in the UK!

  4. My father used to call me Jennifer Jones. A cruel joke, because I certainly didn't grow up to look like her! Too many sausage roll-ups I suppose.....

  5. Thanks for the recipe Edgar but I can't use it but thanks for the thought. Shame it wasn't for cookie pinwheels - I would have liked that. Never mind - maybe next time. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  6. Yeah, I agree, the cheese never works, it just gets weird!

  7. I think I will have to make those pinwheels. I can just see my son just loving those.

  8. My dear boyfriend would just LOVE those sausage pinwheels! Seriously!

    And, Lo Rose is gorgeous; I wish I had stairs because I'd totally hang them with needlework!

  9. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I know my family would enjoy those too.

  10. thanks for the recipe Edgar. We have company coming these next few days and I may give this one a try.

  11. Love love this recipe! I have used it for tailgate parties before those UNC Tarheels games!! It sure is a crowd pleaser...oh, and yes, Lo Rose is just bea-yooouu-tiful!~