Friday’s Fave Five

It’s hard to fathom that we’re at the last Friday of May already. Time goes by so fast! I like to stretch out the moments a bit by sharing the best with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story.

1. Family gatherings. Saturday, my son and daughter-in-law had us over to celebrate my grandson’s successful completion of third grade. πŸ™‚ We had pizza, salad, garlic bread, and this cute Oreo cake Mittu made.

Then Wednesday, we had everyone but Mittu over for dinner (unfortunately, she was nursing a sore throat).

2. Jesse’s travels. My youngest son is off to visit my oldest son in RI. This is the first time Jesse has traveled by himself and the first time any of us has been to see Jeremy except my husband when he helped him move. So far the trip has gone well. They’re not only both avid game players, but they like long strategy games that none of the rest of us usually plays. I’m sure they’ll have a great time playing, seeing sights, and meeting Jeremy’s friends, many of whom are also avid game players. One of these days, we’re going to get up to RI, too.

3. Eating out. On the way home from the airport, Jim and I discussed whether to eat dinner somewhere or get something to take home. After discovering one restaurant I’d wanted to visit had closed, we ended up at Cracker Barrel. That was a treat for me, not only because it is one of my favorite places, but it is not Jim’s. πŸ™‚ So it was nice not only to eat out with him, but for him to offer to take me there. He did find that he liked their lemon trout.

4. A light cooking week. If you’ve read here long, you know this is a favorite. πŸ™‚ Due to the party, taking Jesse to the airport, and various other reasons, I only cooked this week for dinner on Wednesday and breakfast Sunday morning. I think that’s a record. It almost felt like vacation. One of those times, Jim had an eye doctor appointment near a mall which has a Sarku’s (which we love. I wish they were located other places than malls). So he offered to bring some home.

5. A non-dairy treat. I’ve been lactose-intolerant for many years, but lately I’ve been trying to cut down on dairy products in general to see if that helps some stomach issues. I perused the non-dairy items in the freezer section and brought home this. I sampled a couple of spoonfuls before putting it in the freezer, and it was pretty good.

That’s my week. How was yours?

I hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend as we honor those who have given their lives for us.

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. That cake looks delicious. Yay for hardly any cooking. We all need a break sometimes. I’m guessing RI is Rhode Island? Glad Jesse arrived safely and hope the boys are having a good time. I love a strategy game. Anything that tests my brain really. Have a good weekend. We have an extra day on Monday too but it’s for Whitsun or more commonly known now as the late May Bank Holiday. (We have one on the first Monday of May and this year we got an extra one for the King’s Coronation on the 8th.)

  2. Congrats to Timothy on finishing up third grade! When I was teaching, grades 2 and 3 were my favorites. The kids were old enough to “get” many things, yet young enough not to be jaded or dislike school (for the most part). LOVE the cake! I am glad two of your boys get to have a visit. I agree that May has flown by!

  3. YAY For plant based ice cream. One that we really like is Planet Oat (much less pricey than Ben and Jerry’s unless you’re in Vermont where B and J’s is located and made). I’m not super lactose intolerant but we eat plant based dairy (minus cheese) for cholesterol lowering. I’m NOT going on a statin!!

    YAY For being taken out to dinner. Your husband is a trouper.
    Congrats to Timmy for moving up to 4th grade. Your schools end so much sooner than the East Coast/North east. We get out June 23rd.

    that cake looks scrumptious and I don’t even like cake!! πŸ™‚

    Happy Memorial Day weekend.

  4. I’ll bet that Jesse is really enjoying his time with Jeremy! When gamers get together, their is no stopping them! Mittu’s cake looks wonderful! She is quite creative. I’m glad you had some non-cooking days. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorites as well and the lemon trout sounds amazing. I’ll have to keep that in mind. I’m glad you enjoyed the Ben and Jerry’s treat. I’ve never tried their non-dairy offerings.

  5. Non-dairy ice creams have come a long way! Many of the stores I frequent carry them, whether based on oat, almond, or cashews. Glad you found one you like.

    I’m totally with you on the speediness of May. Seems especially busy to me, and am thankful to have fff to help recall all God’s provisions.

    How nice for your sons to meet up. May there be many wonderful memories made.

  6. I will have to check out that Ben and Jerry’s dairy-free ‘ice cream’.
    I’m sure that your boys will have a fun time together.
    Congratulations to Timothy on completing third grade. And yes, it is fun to celebrate their accomplishments and of course the best way is with food.
    Enjoy the long weekend!

  7. End of grade 3 already! Where has that time gone. I can’t believe Timothy is already that old. Love how you all celebrated as a family. Eating out is always fun and treat. Ben and Jerry’s has some good non-dairy. I found some “ice cream” I liked when I was doing non-dairy in the organics section that was cashew based. It ran around the same price as Ben & Jerry’s.

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