Friday, May 25, 2018

Here are a few of my favorites for this week!  I’m linking up with Andrea, etc.  and can’t wait to read yours, too!

#1) Long Weekends!  And, even better when it is a chance to celebrate our great country and the best combo of colors out there – red, white, and blue.

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Looking for an easy “dish” to take to a picnic or a cookout?  I love to make these and I must give credit to my Aunt who first made these for us.

Buy square/waffle pretzels, rolos (unwrapped ones are great if you can find), regular M & Ms and pick out all of the red and blue (or see if you can find patriotic M & Ms in red, white and blue).  Heat oven to 350 and put as many waffle pretzels on cookie sheet as you can fit topped with a rolo.  Put in oven for 5 minutes.  Remove and gently squash the M & M on top of the rolo.  Put in fridge until solid – about an hour. 

I have done green for St. Patrick’s Day, blue for a favorite sports team,  pastel for Easter, red and green for Christmas.  

These are always a big hit!  I plan to make these this weekend!

#2)  I love my plastic stemless wineglasses from Target! I get excited about patio tablewear.  I have a problem and need to donate my least fave of the bunch.  This is my Villa Alena peach moscato with a few strawberries I added.  This was a sunny day after school.  I really believe in taking some time for yourself every day and not just on the weekends.  Even 30 minutes can do good for the soul.  Don’t worry, I only had one glass.

#3)  Starbuck’s cold teas.  This was the peach citrus.  I prefer the peach green tea, though, so I won’t be ordering this again.   While I was there I treated myself to a resuable Starbuck’s cup with straw to make my own iced coffee or tea at home.  

#4). All of the outdoor concerts that are happening starting now!

Saturday night is the first of the season at our favorite venue. They are FREE.  They are at a beautiful outdoor amphitheater with grass and stone steps and you can bring chairs and a cooler. I think there are 6 this summer.  We made it to almost all of them last summer.  They also have food trucks available.  Last year there was a German food truck, a crab cake sandwich food truck, a pizza food truck, among others.   I usually pack some appetizers and drinks and then we buy something from a food truck, too.  We have gone as a family, as a couple, and with friends.  I’m hoping this weekend we will have several who want to meet us.  Our boys really enjoyed the British invasion band last summer.  

#5)  My hub started playing on a work sand volleyball team on Thursday nights.  Last night I got to go watch and the weather was gorgeous.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy 

4 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. I love those Rolo snacks- can make them for any occasion-yummy! I need to check in about outdoor concerts where I am- they are a hidden gem! I hope you all make some special memories this summer!! Have a great three day weekend!

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    1. Aren’t they great for just something sweet after a meal?
      There are probably so many free events where you live, too. I find out about most of them on Facebook but I also check websites of places that hold them and immediately put them on my calendar. I’m reading your blog next!
      Happy, happy Friday!
      Amy

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    1. Yes! I’ve only been once and I’m old! I started reading your blog a couple of months before I started mine – found it through Friday Favorites – and I’ve enjoyed seeing where you go in Louisville!

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