Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, October 16, 2010

French toast and Paninis with the Twisted Nuts

Sew Day at Nancy's last weekend
began with flowers from her garden on the table:

This is followed by a visual feast of fall colors in the form of quilts, napkins and plates at the breakfast table. But the real feast is the food:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Blueberry-stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce
Fruit Salad 

As you can imagine, we stuff ourselves on breakfast and then have to work off some of those calories to make way for lunch. We toddle into the sewing room and do this (we're not called the Twisted Nuts for nothing):

Well, we do work on some other sewing projects, like double-sided mitered napkins, but I didn't get pictures because I was thinking about lunch. Then it's back to the kitchen, where Chef Nancy pulls out her brand new panini press and sets to work. First, she squeezes her homemade pesto on thick slices of bread:

 Then she layers them with fresh mozzarella, juicy ripe tomatoes, and basil leaves:

 And before you know it, we're digging into a plate of warm, melty, yummy paninis:

Ever since then, I've been thinking that I NEED a panini press.

Parting shot: 
Nancy's super-organized cupboard under the sink.


Ladybug said...

YUM - do you know how hungry you've made me??? What a neat group of friends & neighbors you must have.

Sherrie Spangler said...

They are neat -- I've found Northwesterners to be incredibly welcoming and fun.