Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quilts from Grandma (+ pie!)

My mom has 14 grandkids (and one on the way--my youngest sister's expecting her second in August!) and has made a quilt for each of them in the last three or so years. My boys got their quilts from her on Christmas morning this year.
space quilt made by my mom

I got another picture with the whole quilt spread out but I like how you can see part of the quilt back in this one, plus my boy had a squinty face in the other photo. This is a really cool quilt, and big, too. He really likes it.

The other one has a surfing theme:
surfing quilt made by my mom
I love the different surfing fabrics in this one and the sand colored border is perfect. Both quilts turned out great, and the boys were really surprised and they like them a lot. Thanks, Mom!

no bake cheesecake, my mom's recipe
Here's the cheesecake I made the other day. This is the kind we had when I was a kid--no bake, with homemade graham cracker crust. Here's Mom's recipe:

No Bake Cheesecake
8 oz package cream cheese
one can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice

Set the cream cheese out to soften for a couple hours before making the cheesecake so you won't get lumps. Mix the above ingredients together until smooth. Pour into graham cracker crust of your choice. Here's how I made mine (sometimes I use a store bought crust though):

Crush one sleeve of graham crackers
Mix in 1/4 c sugar
Melt 1/3 cup butter and stir into the graham cracker/sugar mixture

Press into pie pan.

You can eat this cheesecake plain or top it with pie filling of your choice. When I was a kid we had sour cherries in the freezer and we would make a yummy cheesecake topping with those.


Sue said...

Oh wow!! They are beautiful!

MICHELLE said...

Cute quilts! I really like the surfing one. My family has that same cheesecake at Xmas time! Happy New Year!!

Nancy said...

She did a great job on these quilts! What a wonderful gift. The colors on the first one are so vibrant, and the theme of the second one is fun. Your mom stays busy.

Leslie said...

these quilts are gorgeous....this cheesecake also sounds amazing

Dielle said...

These are wonderful! Fred's favorite cheesecake is one very similar. Mix cream cheese, sugar and coolwhip. One time I didn't have graham crackers, so made an oatmeal cookie crust. He loved it! So that's how I make it now.

Did you have a great Christmas?

Candied Fabrics said...

Your mom is awesome!! Lucky grandkids!!