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!