When tying one on (…an apron, of course!) for the happy task at hand – selecting the 4 winners of the Tie One On Day giveaways via a number generator – a tad of distraction on my part proved not a smart move, as my internet connection suddenly went kaput and stayed so. Apologies to all that I am a day late with the announcements.
Happy Wednesday, Deborah Johnson ! Via a random number generator, you’ve been selected the second Tie One On Day Giveaway WINNER.
#63 Deborah writes:
I love the TOOD idea! I have made aprons for friends for years, and have enjoyed your books so much…they inspire me. The thought of sending someone a little encouragement in such a creative way sounds good to me, and I purchased my apron fabric over the weekend. I have a friend who has had a very tough year, and has managed to maintain a thankful spirit in the face of adversity. I will acknowledge that with an apron and loaf of something delicious on the 27th, thanks to you!
When entertaining, I enjoy the table-scaping as much as the actual event because it’s such a creative outlet. For a recent fall-ish gathering, I dug out from the stash this quilt topper, which I’ve had forever. Not once making a move toward sewing it to a bottom, I used it as a tablecloth.
The fabric squares date from the late 1930s into the 1950s. The borders aren’t finished, so there are lots of threads dangling, which one day/some day, I will or not get to.
I set out to buy a bouquet for a central vase arrangement, but then I saw
the price of green peppers, 4/$1.00, and instead used those at each place setting. So easy and so beautiful. Love it when a spontaneous inspiration turns out much better than the plan.
Extending kindness is such a great All American impulse!
After skyping for a year with retro rad chef Emily Ellyn, our paths finally crossed while I was visiting my sister in Florida.
Two peas in a vintage pod!
We created a video for Tie One On Day packaging, which you can watch HERE. It includes biscuits from a recipe called HamBob’s out of the Hamery in Murfreesboro, TN. This has to be the easiest, no-fail biscuit to bake. Here’s the goods:
1 cup buttermilk
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup warm water (100F to 110F)
3 to 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
Mix buttermilk and baking soda together.
Mix yeast, sugar, salt and water together. Let stand until foamy.
Combine flour and shortening, stirring with a fork until mixed well. Mix in buttermilk mixture. Mix in yeast mixture. (Dough will be wet.) Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a heavily floured board. Cut biscuits with a 2-inch cutter. Place on a baking sheet and let rise 20 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 400F.
6. Bake biscuits 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 18 (not sure why, but I get more than 18 with this recipe, and I have to bake a few minute longer for that golden color).
A butter slathered biscuit = the yummiest!
Thanksgiving is a holiday known for recollection, making new traditions and sharing. The apron symbolizes these concepts. So please join me and tie one on (an apron, of course!) and through National Tie One On Day, make a difference in someone’s life.
Question: What’s leftover pie?
Answer: The next day’s breakfast!
Fall is here and with the change of season is a gentle nudging of your attention toward National Tie One On Day, an annual opportunity to put the “give” back into Thanksgiving through a gesture of kindness.
To learn all about National Tie One On Day and how to become involved (hint: No need to purchase anything special!) click HERE.
National Tie One On Day is a win-win for both receiver and participant. And to encourage your involvement, the sponsors of NTOOD are each providing a fabulous goodie giveaway throughout the month of November. Daily giveaways begin November 1.
To ENTER the NTOOD 2012 Goodie Giveaways,leave a comment at the end of this posting (along with a contact email, so I can reach you should you win). Sharing how you plan to participate in NTOOD is welcome and an inspiration to others.
*******You need only post once to be eligible for the entire month of November’s giveaways.*******
NTOODay 2012 Goodie Giveaway closes to entries at 10 pm mountain time the evening of November 21st. Giveaways will only be shipped to an address within the United States.
Bernina USA is sponsoring the final giveaway on November 21st, awarding one very lucky winner the Bernette 46!
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”
Thank you for embracing National Tie One On Day and planning to participate, for in doing so, someone else’s day will be so much brighter.