Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It's been a whirl of a week, with lots of good things happening.  Thinking about the  blessings that came my way.
1.  Simple summer suppers are the best.  I didn't have a menu plan this week, so we just winged it with omelets one night (using garden veggies and leftovers in the fridge) and nachos another night (paired with Dan's awesome G&Ts and dining al fresco on the back deck).
2.  We found some patio chairs on sale.  They are out in front of the house, and we feel like two old people, rocking away and watching the world go by on a summer evening.
3.  My neighbor gave me a bunch of rhubarb from his garden. He insists his family hates the stuff, so I'm not sure why they let it continue to grow.  But, I'm happy to get it and I made rhubarb bread, and there's enough to make strawberry rhubarb jam.  Since they don't eat rhubarb, I make them a little batch of Christmas cookies in December, payment in kind:)
4.  I got my haircut this week.  I love my hairdresser.  She does a good job and we have so much in common. 
5.  In the past week, I've spent some one-on-one time with two of our 'new' family members. In a big family, most of our time is spent in a group, which is lots of fun.  But it's nice to have some quiet time and really get to know someone.  I had lunch with my daughter-in-law's mother (does anyone remember the t.v. show from the 60s I think, with Eve Arden and Kay Ballard, The Mothers-In-Law? What a hoot that show was.)  Then one afternoon, my son-in-law came by himself to pick up the baby. She was sleeping, so we visited for about a half hour. 
Dan and I are taking a little road trip this weekend, so lots to do today! Have a great weekend everyone!


Gattina said...

I like ommelettes too ! You can use almost all leftovers in them, no waste !

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

A gift of rhubarb! Lucky you!

If this family doesn't make use of this rhubarb, it would be lovely if they dug some up, and donated it, to people who do use it. Like you!

Rhubarb grows by itself. And is hardy.

Have a relaxing time, on your little weekend holiday.


Barbara H. said...

I have never had rhubarb - I should some time. Glad you have such a nice source!

I love simple summer suppers. I don't usually feel like big elaborate meals this time of year.

Glad you had some family visits!

Faith said...

Loved your fave list! I don't care for rhubarb either but it used to grow like a weed at our summer camp back in the 1960s/1970s and I remember my mom loved making her rhubarb-strawberry pie for her self and my dad. It always smelled good but I just didn't like it! That is nice that you have a hairdresser you love and spent some quality one:one time with family members.
I hope you have a splendid road trip!! Happy weekend!

Susan said...

What a cozy image of you and your husband sitting on the front porch rocking away! Have fun. have you been able to get to know any of your neighbors that way?

Oh, nachos are so tasty and easy to make. That dish always reminds me of my mom as she and I would get this whenever we dined out together.

Have a great trip!

Susanne said...

Your list is all summery and cozy and lovely. I want an outside rocker now!

Mereknits said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with Dan.
Hugs to you,

Dewena said...

Well it's Monday here now but I enjoyed you Friday list of blessings, from omelets to a haircut (always a happy day for me too), and to time with family.

I hope your little trip was/or still is, lovely R & R.


Willow said...

I hope you enjoyed your little road trip (yes, I'm so very late commenting here!).
I love rhubarb! Unfortunately it doesn't grow well here, so I'm a wee bit envious of your bounty.

Melanie said...

We do simple suppers in the summer, too. It's just too hot to cook anything elaborate. Earlier today, I made a big bowl of tuna pasta salad with a lot of veggies. And just now I finished making veggie burgers. They are to be served in pitas with hummus, lettuce, tomato and onion. Hope you have a great and my hubby are taking a little day trip tomorrow, too!