It may not be officially Fall, but at my house, I’m going to go ahead and call it. Fall has arrived! The mums are on the porch. It is official.
And when Fall arrives at my house, a couple of things happen. The sewing room becomes a happening place and the crockpot goes into overtime. Something about the weather just puts me in the mood to sew (more than usual). This past week I have mended some kids clothing and pieced two quilts. My goal for this week is to get both of those quilted on my longarm. Stay tuned for pictures.
I have mentioned before that my favorite sewing notion is my crockpot. Why do I consider it a notion? Because it allows me to sew without stopping to cook supper! I have a husband and three children at home, whom I cook for every. single. day. I love them all so much, but I admit, the cooking can be a real chore when I would rather be sewing. If the inventor of the crockpot was standing here right now, I would give him the biggest hug ever!!
The crock-pot, a kitchen innovation that has revolutionized cooking for countless households, owes its creation to a brilliant inventor named Irving Naxon. In the early 1930s, Naxon, inspired by his Lithuanian grandmother’s slow-cooked dishes, envisioned a way to make cooking more convenient and efficient. He invented the precursor to the modern crock-pot, originally called the “Naxon Beanery,” in 1936. Irving Naxon’s invention allowed for slow, even cooking by utilizing a low heat setting and a removable ceramic pot. He patented his invention in 1940. Naxon’s creation eventually evolved into the widely recognized crock-pot, which has since become a staple in kitchens worldwide, simplifying meal preparation and enhancing flavors with its timeless slow-cooking technology. Thank you, Irving Naxon!
My other favorite thing in the kitchen is a good apron. I love vintage aprons but I also love making my own aprons. They are such fun, quick little projects. They make great gifts and you can personalize them to fit the person’s personality. Have you seen the new apron panels by Lori Holt? They are so stinkin’ cute and will sew together in no time flat. Check out the collection here.
I plan on spending plenty of time soaking in all the fun Fall activities with my family this year (pumpkin patch, football games, etc), but I also plan on spending a lot of time sewing. My sewing room calls to me as the temperatures drop. Will you be sewing, as well? What are your plans for Fall? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!
‘Til next time,
P.S. Want my favorite crockpot recipe?? Here ya go!
- 3 cans of chicken broth (or one big box)
- 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 bag of dried Amish noodles (any width)
- Add first four ingredients to your crockpot and cook on low for six hours or high for four hours. Shred the chicken and add back to the crockpot. Add in the Amish noodles about 45 minutes before you are ready to eat. Salt and pepper to taste. They will taste like you spent all day rolling out homemade noodles and you will have done next to no work. Ha! It will be a hit! I promise.
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