Friday’s Fave Five

I couldn’t help but use the spring icon this week, though spring is officially a few weeks away. It looks like we’ll still have some cold nights over the next week, but pleasant days.

It’s been a quiet, fairly low-key week. Today it’s time to pause with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story to look back at the highlights of the week.

1. Time with Timothy. My son and daughter-in-law asked me to watch Timothy for a few hours one afternoon.

2. A light cooking week. If you’ve been reading here long, you know that’s a favorite for me. šŸ™‚ Jason and Mittu brought dinner in a crock pot when they brought Timothy and ate with us after they got back. Then we got take-out a couple of nights. Jim was away last night, so I just had frozen pizza.

3. Lunch with Melanie. We talked about the world’s problems and didn’t come up with any solutions except that people need Jesus and we look forward to His coming.

4. A Crumbl cookie. I tried the Maple Bacon one this time. Soooo good. But so sweet and rich I couldn’t eat much at one time. I don’t think I’ll get any of their frosted cookies any more—normally with cakes I scrape off the excess frosting. For just a cookie, it seems silly to pay premium price for a special treat just to scrape off 1/3 of it.

5. Blooms and new growth. I mentioned daffodils last week. Flowering tress are blooming all over town. I just noticed yesterday my roses are leafing out. After the barren landscape of winter, I always look forward to the new growth and color as spring approaches.

How was your week?

15 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I’ve never heard of crumbl cookies but I clicked on your link and wow! that is WAY too much refined sugar for me! Those things LOOK amazing but yikes.

    I love the new growth of Spring too……i noticed some leaves pushing up on my rose bush but we’re supposed to get another small snowstorm tonight although the local weather here seems too warm for snow…’ll probably end up being a wintry mix of slush and rain.

    How fun to watch your grandson for a few hours and to not have to cook dinner!
    True blessings!!

    • That’s why the cookies are only an occasional treat, and I divide them over two days.

      Hope your weather isn’t too bad! We’re under a thunderstorm and tornado watch today. Just getting heavy rain and wind so far.

  2. I’ve had one of those Crumbl cookies. They’re huge and so rich! The maple bacon one sounds intriguing. Yes, I enjoyed our lunch. And I agree. The world needs Jesus. Mittu is such a good cook; I understand and it’s great that you can benefit from it all. I have a frozen pizza in my freezer too, for the next two nights. Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

  3. How fun that you’re “real life” friends with another blogger! Glad you could have lunch, and also spend time with Timothy. He’s growing up so fast! Interesting on the Crumbl cookie; when I got my first (and so far only) one, I cut it into 1/4s, thinking I’d eat it over a few days. Sad to say, 15 minutes later, the whole thing was history. Oh well! I had a rather low-key week too, and I liked it šŸ™‚

    • I was surprised to learn the Crumbl cookies are fewer calories than the Chick-Fil-A chocolate chunk cookie. But since I have been trying to cut down on sugar lately, even half the cookie seemed like a lot to me.

  4. Maple bacon cookie. Hmm?? I don’t eat bacon but I’m still trying to decide if it really goes with the concept of a cookie!! I do know the Crumbl cookies are very popular!

    • It doesn’t sound like maple and bacon should go together, does it? The only time I’d had that combination before was when my d-i-l made maple bacon cupcakes. That sweet/salty/savory combination is really good.

  5. We’ve got a Crumbl shop nearby and I also hear the same comments from those who try their cookies (huge, super sweet). A third as frosting? That sounds …wow.

    What a nice thing to get together with friends like that. Your conclusions are right on.

    As much as I like cooking, not cooking is great, too šŸ™‚ Glad you had a lighter week of it. Enjoy your spring colors!

  6. I tried some thing maple bacon when I was in Texas last year and it was so good! So nice that you can meet up with Melanie. We have been net friends for a long time, maybe 15-20 years. I think we have a Crumbl cookie shop in our town. I have been there once and I think I got a scone. My husband does most of the cooking. Our daughter bring groceries over since her kids stay with us 4 day a week. Noce that you could help out with Timothy. Enjoy it because they sure grow up fast!

  7. We took Crumbl cookies to our daughter’s last time we visited her and our grandkids. The cookies were yummy, but you are right – I had about 1/4 of a cookie and it was enough. The entire time we were eating them, we were all talking about had bad sugar is for us, so I don’t think we will take any next time. They are super expensive too – $36 a doz! Yikes! Fun fact – Crumbl cookies started right here in Utah – Logan, Utah just south of the Utah – Idaho border. I’m with you – weeks when I don’t have to good much are best. Glad you got to spend some time with Timothy and go to lunch with a friend. I hope you have a good weekend. See you again soon!

  8. Mmm those cookies look delicious and I wouldn’t be wasting any of them although I’m not convinced about maple and bacon on a cookie lol. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  9. You are just enough south of me that your blooms come out before ours do. I am so much anticipating spring!
    Yay for a light cooking week. And having Timothy over for some grandma and grandpa time.
    I get it about eating only a bit of a cookie at a time. I do that with our local cinnamon rolls. (OK, now I want one!)
    Good to enjoy that time with Melanie!

  10. Wow, seems like spring has sprung in your area. I’m watching the snow come down here. Light cooking weeks are always nice. And I love the crockpot for that. So easy. I’ve never had a maple bacon cookie but I have had a maple bacon doughnut.

  11. I’ve only had one Crumbl cookie and it was delicious, but yes, very expensive for just a cookie. šŸ™‚ (But I do like all the icing, unfortunately.) Spring has sprung here as well, as my allergies are proving. I was happy to see that some of our bushes are coming back to life; I wasn’t sure after that deep freeze we had earlier that appeared to have killed some things.

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