Monday, November 5, 2012

a vintage recipe monday

A very happy new week to you! 
The vintage recipe for today is a sweet Old Fashioned Bread Pudding. I never used to like bread pudding because in my early years I was a waitress at a chicken pot pie restaurant, and one of the desserts we served was bread pudding. I served so much of it, that I grew to not like it, along with chicken pot pies. ;) 
Well, my feelings towards bread pudding have changed, and when it is made right, warm out of the oven, it can be quite tasty! So, anyways hope you like this old fashioned one (there is a little typo in the recipe, I think it is supposed to be 1/2 c of raisins, and I would add a teaspoon of both vanilla and cinnamon), and let me know what you think if you give it a try!  And, just a side note, I still can't eat chicken pot pies! ;)
I had quite a productive weekend with getting some projects completed. I made a fall table runner out of a vintage tablecloth scrap left over from making tea towels. I added some pretty vintage doilies and...
 you guessed it, a pretty almond scalloped edging. I only wish I had the time and patience to do an edging all around. I don't know how those sweet ladies once did it. ;)   
For over a year I have wanted to make a new ironing board cover, since the one I had was getting old, and I didn't want to buy one. So, I finally did it this weekend. It was easy to make and turned out so pretty.
 I followed this lovely tutorial by Aneela Hoey. I used the sweet vintage fabric I bought last week at a thrift store, and added some cotton batting underneath. I'm definitely going to enjoy ironing more!!
 I always crochet in the evenings to relax, so this weekend my goal was to make some Christmas crocheted flowers that will be part of my holiday packaging, and maybe to decorate with, too. ;)
A new stripey crocheted blanket is in progress. This one will be for my husband in his two favorite colors, grey and black. I am hoping to have it finished by Christmas, so will see. 
 Last week I received some pretty mail from the sweetest and talented Trish of Notes of Sincerity
 Inside the pretty package were vintage Sunbonnet Sue quilt blocks!! A sweet lady completed all these  and I feel so honored to have them!
 They are all so beautiful, and I just love the different colors. There are 4 of each color, and I am so excited to make these pretties into a quilt. 
Thank you so very much Trish for such a special and generous gift!! They will be ever so treasured in my home! Make sure you take a sweet visit to her beautiful blog! 

Wishing you all a beautiful and creative week! 

55 comments:

  1. I like bread pudding! I live in KY and it's famous for its bourbon sauce poured onto bread pudding. Tastes like a rich caramel sauce.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my, does that sound so yummy with bourbon sauce!! Thanks for sharing that!! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  2. Bread Pudding...oh dear me..this is one of my favourite things and I have not make it for so long...I will try out your recipe for sure! Your little bonnet girls are so darling...what a thoughtful little package to receive. Sending you oodles of creative love this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, how fun. I can only imagine the one you make will be quite tasty and pretty! Thank you so much, and wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

      Delete
  3. OHHHHHH I love that ironing board cover!!!! Will you put those in your shop?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! I don't think so, but if I do, I'll let you know! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  4. Oh how I LOVE the SUNBONNET SUE! My mother-n-law has an antique sunbonnet sue quilt. I have always admired it. Those little crochet flowers are too pretty! so sweet~~~I'm sure this quilt is gonna be beautiful!! Have a blessed week Heather! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can only imagine how beautiful your mother-n-law's quilt is!! Thank you so much!! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

      Delete
  5. I use to not like bread pudding to much either, but recently I've decided I like it! I might have to give your recipe a try! Such a lovely table runner!! I love it! You do such wonderful work!! Your crocheted flower look so pretty, I can't wait to see your blanket and the quilt! :) Have a great Monday!! xo Holly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is quite yummy. ;) Thank you so much!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

      Delete
  6. so many beautiful things to comment on, you do a little bit of everything, the sun bonnet sues are a real treasure, what a lovely quilt this will be.My mum made a sun bonnet sue quilt years ago, happy memories for sure, have a wonderful monday evening!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Laurie! Thanks for sharing about your mom's quilt! I am sure it is beautiful! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

      Delete
  7. My mother used to make bread pudding and as a kid I remember being so surprised when it was nothing at all like Jello-o pudding! :-) Your table runner is gorgeous -- you have such an eye for colors and textures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's funny! :) Thank you so much!! I love bringing these pretties back to life in a new way! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

      Delete
  8. Heather your crochet trim is so pretty and your new ironing board cover looks great. I need to make a new cover for mine too, maybe soon. Such cute little Sunbonnet Sue's!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Clara! I can imagine how pretty your new cover will be! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

      Delete
  9. I have a sunbonnet sue quilt. It was mine when I was a little girl at home. I now let my daughters use it on their beds.......Love it, but it is getting a little worn looking.
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, how sweet and what a treasure to have!! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  10. We used to call it 'bread & butter pudding' at our house growing up..and I didn't like it much either..I think it was the sultanas mum used to put in it and the texture of the bread..apart from the crispy bits around the edge. Now I love it..uh? I think the crocheted edge on your runner is perfect...it emphasises the length just being at the ends...or your eye would be drawn to the width as well. You've made the ironing board cover beautifully as well. Have a lovely day Heather!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, how funny. There were so many things I din't like growing up, but now I do. Crazy how that happens! Thank you so much!! Have a wonderful and creative day! xo Heather

      Delete
  11. nice job with the ironing board cover!!! love even your little flowers!
    xxx Alessandra

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Alessandra!! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  12. My grandmother made bread pudding. Such sweet memories of yummy dinners at her formal table. You've been busy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, such a sweet memory! Thanks for sharing! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  13. We just had chicken pot pie for dinner...really I might be able to change your mind. I adore your scallop trim and so hope to emulate it someday. I just got two sunbonnets today as well...yours are lovely...smiles..Renee

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe one day I will try again just for you, because I know they can be good. ;) I thought if I made it myself, I would enjoy it better. ;) You definitely will someday!! How sweet, can't wait to see yours!! Have a great day! xo Heather

      Delete
  14. The table runner is beautiful. You always add the right touches of things to make it so pretty. Love the ironing board cover-I need to do that too. Mine is falling apart! What a wonderful gift to receive the Sun Bonnet Sue squares. I know you'll do something great with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much sweet Leslie! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

      Delete
  15. Warm bread pudding with milk on it...or my mom made 'hard sauce' sometimes to top it with. YUM!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh, hard sauce?? What is that? Sounds good! xo Heather

      Delete
  16. Heather you've made some pretty things. Love the runner and the ironing board cover. I've had the need to make something soon. You've inspired me.

    xo
    Danielle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Danielle!! Happy creating! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  17. I just adore your crochet scallops and really keep thinking I need to get my crochet hooks back out and try it again. So many projects, so little time......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that you need to, too! ;) I agree, but I keep trying!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

      Delete
  18. Love those little Sunbonnet Sue blocks - so cute!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow you have been super busy. Really like your table runner its so pretty and so are your little crochet flowers they look so christmasy. Your ironing board cover is smashing to what lovely fabric. But those little lady squares are gorgeous can't wait to see what you make with them. dee x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so sweetly Dee!! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

      Delete
  20. I love bread pudding!! I will have to give this receipe a try!! And I love your table runner..and I love your SunBonnet Sue's!! I can't wait to see what you creat with them!!

    chris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, great!! Let me know, I still need to give it a try! Thank you so much! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

      Delete
  21. I LOVE bread & butter pudding, especially when it's doused in hot yummy custard!
    Your makes are always so pretty... I really don't like ironing (I "outsource" ours!) and only have a little Ikea table-top board for when I'm sewing, but your new cover could almost convert me!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Gilly you just took this bread pudding to another level! Wow, hot yummy custard, oh my!! ;) Thank you! I am enjoying my ironing so much more!! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  22. I love Sunbonnet Sue! What a very sweet friend you have to send you such a wonderful gift! I bet your bread pudding is yummy, I better grab that recipe. The fall runner is so pretty! I think the edge on just the end looks great. I also like your flower idea for packages, I might borrow that idea, thank you!
    Blessings,
    Susie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Susie!! You may definitely borrow that idea! They add such a sweet touch. Have a beautiful day!! xo Heather

      Delete
  23. Those Sunbonnets are just about perfect! I am really enjoying these recipes ... even if I don't make them, they're really fun to look at.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are so sweet and in such great condition! These recipes are so fun to go through. I made the Apple Brown Betty from last week, and loved it. So, I will have to give this one a try! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

      Delete
  24. You always make such pretty things Heather, in your own unique style! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Heather! Oh, you've been a busy girl! I love your crocheted edging on your runner you've made! This time of year I love to crochet something! :) Congrats on your win. The little Sunbonnet Sues are so cute.
    Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love those crochet flowers! I wish I could crochet. My sister is really good at knitting so I may ask her. ♥
    I'm a great fan of anything vintage too.

    ReplyDelete
  27. oh yum, I love bread pudding but I know what you mean about never wanting to have something again because you've seen too much of it. I worked in a bank a long long time ago and got sick of the sight of money. I got over it pretty quickly though!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've never had bread pudding, that sounds deliiish. Gotta try it someday. :D

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love your table runner. It turned out perfectly. Trish is a sweet heart. The sunbonnet sue blocks are so super cute.
    Hugs
    donna

    ReplyDelete
  30. I've never had bread pudding! I'm saving your recipe and I think I'll give it a try next time my parents come up for a visit...my dad has waxed nostalgic over bread pudding from time to time so I think he will appreciate it. Love your table runner! And those sweet sunbonnet Sue blocks--can't wait to see the quilt you make with them! :) --Fran

    ReplyDelete
  31. I haven't had bread pudding in years - I think I may need to remedy that. Thank you for the recipe and prompt,

    Nina x

    ReplyDelete
  32. In the Middle East, bread pudding is called "Um Ali" and when it is made right, it is very creamy and especially good when served warm. I much prefer rice pudding with a hint of rosewater which is how it is made here. Yummy! You are always receiving the sweetest gifts from blogging friends who know that you will create something fabulous! Your runner with the scalloped edge is very pretty. Best wishes, Tammy

    ReplyDelete

Thank you kindly for leaving your comments! It truly makes my day. I will always do my very best to reply or answer any questions. If you are a no-reply blogger, you can leave your email so I can reply or answer your questions. Have a blessed day!