Showing posts from October, 2022

Retreat Recipes- Krista's Queso

  At our first retreat, I came up with an awesome queso recipe that had everyone there wanting the recipe. I tweaked our family's traditional queso recipe that included just ground beef, Velveeta, and Rotel. I had been searching around for a new recipe that stayed creamy even as the queso started to cool. My mother-in-law sent me her recipe for a white queso that stays creamy that uses milk. However, most of the recipes I was finding did not have any meat in them. I like a meaty queso! Time to play in the kitchen! I knew I wanted it beefy, I knew I wanted it creamy, and I knew Rotel had to be in the mix. I was also making it for about 20 people, so I had to make it a double batch. The following is for a double batch, exactly as I made it at our first retreat. Krista's Queso 2 lbs Ground Beef Velveeta Original Melting Cheese Dip & Sauce, 32 oz block Shredded Cheese of Choice (I use either a fiesta blend or Mexican blend), 16 oz Heavy Whipping Cream, 32 oz Rotel Origi

Welcome to Friends of Judy!

  Hello and welcome! We're so glad you're here! We are a team of three quilters who love Judy Niemeyer as much as you do. We had a blast at our debut retreat in May of 2022 and we're looking forward to many more retreats in the future. You may be wondering who we are. I'm Krista, I'll be running the blog and social media. Tina is my mother and is a Quiltworx addict. Sandra is a Certified Instructor with Quiltworx. I've been sewing most of my life, but mostly clothing and small accessories. I love renaissance costuming and was into corsetry for a while. I started quilting about a year ago when I randomly decided to make quilts for all of the children on my husband's side of the family for Christmas. I started my first Quiltworx pattern at our first retreat in May 2022, Dining with the Stars. I'm looking forward to finishing that one and maybe taking on a quilt next! Tina is my mom and has been sewing since she was a teenager. In high school, s