November 2021 Monthly Color Challenge Block
Here it is, the first Monday in November 2021 already. We have been playing along with Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge blocks. Today we are sharing our November block along with several other blogger friends.
November is Cool for Blueberries
Jen has selected fruits and vegetables as a focus this year. This fun block is really just four nine-patch blocks sewn together. I am really happy with this fabric choice as the batik really represents blueberries quite nicely. Don’t you think?!
November Fellow Bloggers
Here are the eight fellow bloggers who are also sharing their November block today:
- Patterns By Jen – and our monthly hostess!
- Appliques Quilts and More
- Create With Claudia
- Sunflower Stitching
- True Blue Quilts
- Day Brook Designs
- Katie Mae Quilts
- Quilt 2 End ALZ
It is fun to visit each website to see their interpretation of this month’s block and the blue for blueberry color!
November and Fourth Quarter Sponsors:
And, since it is a new quarter and the final one for the year, here are the sponsors who have generously offered a gift/prize to be announced in early January 2022:
Here are the website links for each of the sponsors:
Speaking of Blueberries
We did try something new for us – blueberry ice cream. We watch Ree Drummond on Sunday mornings before or during the littles visit. Often, we are annoyed at how she doesn’t clean out her bowl very well – there’s always something left behind. Recently, she made her own version of soft-serve ice cream. What??!! We know three littles (possibly four because Chase can have a wee bit of ice cream, right?) that LOVE blueberries and ice cream. So, what are two aunties to do?!! Make ice cream.
Ree has two different no-churn, soft-serve ice cream recipes. I shared both links above – we made the second one. Honestly, I would make the first one next time because the addition of salt would cut some of the sweetness. This was a fun and EASY way to make any flavor of ice cream. We started the heavy cream to whipping – it takes a while to get stiff peaks. While that was beating away, I mixed the vanilla into the sweetened condensed milk. We added “some” frozen defrosted blueberries and “some” blueberry juice, hoping to get a nice purple hue. Note to self: next time add more of both! Once the whipped cream reached the stiff-peak stage, I folded it into the blueberry mixture. Then I poured the mix into a chilled bread loaf pan. A short five hours later, ta-da! Our own version of no-churn, soft-serve blueberry ice cream. Delicious!
We did give the littles a taste on Sunday. Please note that it was no longer really soft after a few days in the freezer!! It was QUITE FIRM and we had to use a proper ice cream scooper to dish it up. I say make it and eat it right away for the best experience.
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