Saturday, April 24, 2010

Unveiling of APP’s Magazine Cover And A Giveaway

Good morning, everyone!!  I just wanted to pop on here and show you the cover of the premier issue of

A Primitive Place Magazine


APPcover5JPEGeangleditjpgRESIZED[1]  photo by Margo Gracia/layout by Ashley Lucente

Isn’t it gorgeous?!!!


To order your subscription

~*~ Click Here ~*~


In honor of this occasion,

we are having a special giveaway on the

APP Blog for our wonderful friends!!



The giveaway includes this lovely

Keeping Room stitchery,

Crow’s Crown grungy candles in it’s own pouch

an a homespun birdie.

All were graciously donated by

Country Culture of Brookline, NH


To enter, click ~here~ to get to

A Primitive Place’s Blog for all the details!!


Until Next Time. . . .Kris


Friday, April 2, 2010

Sausage Casserole and A Sock Dryer Pattern

Happy Friday, friends!!
My daughter, Kory, who has Down Syndrome, is in an Independent Living Skills program at school.  The kids learn how to plan a lunch menu for the week.  They each get a turn picking what they want for lunch one day and then make a list of the items they need.  They then go shopping  for the ingredients and learn money skills in the process.  Each of them is assigned a task to complete each day in preparing the food and setting the table.  After lunch, they wash, dry and put away the dishes and wipe the tables and chairs.
To show their families the skills that they’ve been learning, they invited us for a Spring “Break”fast.  It was held last Friday to celebrate spring and the start of their Spring Break.  They had prepared all week for the festivities by planning the meal, shopping for the food and other items they needed, making and sending invitations, wrapping the silverware and tying them with ribbons, making paper flowers for a centerpiece, typing up the menu,  preparing the food and setting the table.
They were the perfect hosts and hostesses!  They took turns greeting the guests and taking their coats, introducing everyone and offering them something to drink.  We were each handed a menu that they made cut out with crinkled scissors and embossed with stamps and stickers.  We enjoyed homemade blueberry muffins, homemade cinnamon streusel coffeecake, fruit kabobs and sausage casserole.  It was such a great time!!
I’d like to share the recipe for the Sausage Casserole.  It was very delicious and looks easy to make.

Sausage Casserole

8 slices white bread, crust off & cubed
1 lb. sausage
3/4 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
4 eggs, beaten
2 1/4 c. milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Brown sausage and drain well.  Place bread in bottom of a 9x13 baking pan sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray.  Place sausage and cheese over bread cubes.  Mix eggs and milk together and pour over bread cub mixture.  Spread soup over top.  Refrigerate overnight.  Take out of refrigerator 1 hour before baking.  Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until browned.


If you’d like to participate or see who else is participating in Colleen’s (Andbabymakesfive) Kitchen Weekly Recipe Swap click here:


I’ve been working on a few things to decorate my Family Room/Laundry area and thought I'd share a pattern for a sock dryer with you.
I cut the sock dryer out of 1/4” birch plywood and used 2 different sizes of drill bits – 2 1/8” and 1 3/4”.
I googled images of antique sock dryers and was fortunate to find an antique dealer selling one for $48.  He gave the dimensions and the thickness of the dryer (his was 3/16”), so I used them as a reference in drawing my pattern.  You should be able to right-click and save each pattern piece and then print them out.  Tape them together at the lines and then trace the pattern onto your piece of plywood.
Sock Dryer Sock Dryer 001

Sock Dryer 002


Have a very Happy Easter!!
Until Next Time . . . . Kris


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