Friday’s Fave Five

Somehow, it’s March already!. Susanne at Living to Tell the Story invites us to pause a moment and recount the blessings of the week. Feel free to join in! Here are a few of mine:

1. In-store apps. I didn’t realize, until my sons told me, that grocery store apps can tell you where to find items. There’s one store I go to maybe every other week, and I get so frustrated at not being able to find things there. Their logic about how items should be laid out is different from my way of thinking, and apparently, that of other stores. It’s so nice to search for an item and then see what aisle to go to.

2. An Amazing Race watch party. Jason, Mittu, Timothy, and Jesse came over to watch the Amazing Race finale. The team we were rooting for was in the final three (and won!). It was fun to watch it together.

3. Calzones and pie. Mittu made calzones and lemon meringue pie for dinner the night of our watch party. She and Timothy are gluten-intolerant, and she just got a new gluten-free recipe book for Christmas. I think both dishes came from that cookbook. The calzone dough, if I remember correctly, only had three ingredients (I don’t remember what they were, except I think one was yogurt). Both were delicious!

4. Daffodils are the first sign of spring to me, and I was happy to see some of ours in bloom this week. I’m especially thankful that the ones we transplanted survived and are blooming.

5. Nice temperatures and sunshine. It’s been a fairly spring-like week outside, getting into the 70s in the daytime and 40s at night. We’re not completely done with cold weather yet, but I love this harbinger of spring.

How was your week?

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I played organ for Ash Wednesday, and was stressing over missing the first part of the Amazing Race finale! It was fun, and I honestly liked all three teams in the finals. Wow, I would never have thought that that calzone was gluten free — it looks wonderful. I’m envious of your daffodils. Hopefully in a few weeks here?

  2. I love the daffodils. I am sure we will see some around here before long. I had no idea that the grocery store app could also help you find the food. How cool is that?!?! I will have to give it a try next time I go shopping. Sounds like you had a pretty good week. See you again soon.

  3. How nice to all get together to watch that final and have the food cooked for you. The daffodils are lovely. I didn’t know that about the store app. Will have to see if they work here in the UK. Have a good weekend.

  4. Barbara, I LOVE your daffodil photos! We won’t see those at least until late March/early April here in New York but I sure love them when they come up!
    How thoughtful of Mittu to bring dinner and dessert for your movie night. I haven’t had a calzone in ages. YUMMY!!
    I have a grocery store app for our chain store here on the northeast coast but it doesn’t tell me which aisle items are in……what a helpful tool for you! Mine does me which items are on sale though! Technology is a true blessing (when it isn’t a curse!! 🙂 )
    Happy weekend!

  5. Nice of Mittu to practice her new cookbook on you all — calzones sounds fantastic.
    That’s so nice to see your daffs blooming and surviving transplantation. Mine are just peeking out (having been planted so late, I’m not sure they’ll bloom).

    I had to laugh at Faith — technology is a true blessing when it isn’t a curse! Yep. Glad it worked out for you and your quirky store.

  6. Daffodils!! They’re one of my favorite flowers. I can’t wait for mine to be in bloom (they’re just starting to pop out of the ground).
    I love how your family does so many things together!
    You asked about where we visited in TN. We were in Franklin. Before we left, I went through old emails and found where you are living to see if we could meet in person…
    Happy Week to you!

    • That would have been fun to meet in person! But TN is a big state. Plus, even if you had come to Knoxville, you might not have had time to visit. That’s one thing that keeps me from visiting where we used to live in SC–there’s no way I could visit everyone I’d want to.

      • I understand…I didn’t tell a couple of people we were there–same reason. No time. We are planning a CA trip this summer. How will I ever see everyone???

  7. How lovely the daffodils are blooming. It’s a bit away for us yet but it’s coming! I loved the Amazing Race this year and that winning couple was who I was routing for too. I watch their youtube channel once in awhile. They were inspirational opening up about their personal struggles with ADHD and anxiety. On their episode recaps podcast on youtube they went into it a lot more and it really was amazing how Kim worked through her anxiety throughout the race and how well they knew each other and how supportive they were of each other. That calzone looks delicious!

  8. Wow you have daffodils already ! I only saw one this year just outside the home were Rick lives.. I wished I had a DIL like you ! I wouldn’t ask her to cook, just to be a bit friendly she hasn’t called Rick once or me since he is so sick and only came for Christmas otherwise son and grandson come alone. Well that’s 18 years they are together so I don’t care anymore.

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