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.


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!


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!


    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!


    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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