I loved pajama parties when I was young. Staying up all night, giggling, telling secrets, eating junk. These days I love getting a good night's sleep more than any of those. However this holiday weekend I'll be enjoying a pajama party again thanks to Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics (so aptly named) Gorgeous Fabrics Pajama Sew Along Her pajama sew along got me to commit to two sewing projects. I dislike commitment so I'm quite grateful to Ann for pushing me to make this decision.
Plan 1 is to make the nightgown from the McCalls pattern # 4218 .
I like the front tucks and side darts which give it a little shape without clinging. I'm using more of a wonderful crepe backed satin rayon that I've used previously for sleepwear....Kwik Sew # 2981
Patternreview for my three versions of KS 2981
Here in the US it's Thanksgiving weekend, my second favorite holiday after July 4. We'll be spending the day with local friends and all I have to bring is an appetizer and a dessert. I'm using Cooks Illustrated/America's test Kitchen Cookbook for two of my go to recipes. Here's their great Cheese Coins :
Makes 50-60 coins
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
1 1/2 cups all purpose four
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 t salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t paprika
2-4 T ice water
1. Pulse all ingredients except the water in a food processor until combined, about 12 pulses. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of water. Squeeze the mixture with your hands to form a ball, adding more water as necessary. Form the dough into two 10 inch logs and wrap each tightly with plastic warp. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the logs into 1/8 inch thick coins and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning the sheet around midway through that time. Cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Hmmmm, sharp cheddar, butter, flour, what's not to like.