Friday’s Fave Five

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

Are my American friends still in a food coma from Thanksgiving’s feasting? Or out the door at dawn to get the best Black Friday sales? Wherever you are, I hope you have had a good week. Here are some of the best parts of mine:

1. Thanksgiving, of course. Though we’re supposed to be thankful all the time, it’s nice to have this focus and to commemorate a special period in our country’s history. And to be with family and enjoy all the special foods! 🙂 I forgot to get a copy of Jason’s picture of the table spread, but I enjoyed Timothy’s Thanksgiving dish.

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2. Successful experiments. Some time back I came across an easy recipe for gluten-free crescent rolls. Somehow I have never gotten them to successful crescent roll form – the first time they tended to fold rather than roll. But we remarked at the time that they were so flaky, they might be a good pie crust. So I tried the dough as a pie crust for the apple pie this year. When I took the pie out of the oven and saw the juices were boiling under the pie crust, I was fearful. But I figured if the crust didn’t turn out well, we could just scoop out the insides like a cobbler. But it was great! I liked it much better than store-bought frozen GF pie crusts. And then, earlier Jason had mentioned wanted to try roasted sweet potatoes, so I tried that for Thanksgiving dinner. Most of our family isn’t much into sweet potatoes, but those of us who tried them liked them.

3. Movies. So many movies contain unpleasant aspects these days, it was refreshing to see a couple that were both good and clean. I watched part of “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving,” based on a Louisa May Alcott story (thanks to whoever mentioned that recently), with Jim joining me for part of it. Then we all watched “Christopher Robin” together. My kids grew up watching Winnie the Pooh, so I loved that many of the characters had similar voices as in the old videos and that songs from them were playing in the background at times. A sweet and really good movie.

4. Lunch with a friend. We had to reschedule multiple times due to one or the other of us – or both – being sick, but we finally got together last Monday and enjoyed catching up.

5. Another burlap wreath. When I got the supplies for the last one, I noticed this pretty lacy burlap ribbon. I decided I wanted to make a wreath out of it, but it was twice as expensive as the regular burlap. So I got the two spools I needed with two different 40% coupons over two different weeks. 🙂 I got the bow already-made this time, which I think is a little too big. But I wanted something simple in plain white, and this fit the bill. I put it on my mother-in-law’s door.

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Since Thanksgiving was early this year, we’re going to hold off on Christmas decorating til next weekend. But we’ll likely do some online Christmas shopping over this weekend. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. So glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving — with successful experimental dishes too! I was surprised to see that you’d listed Christopher Robin as a sweet movie (thanks for the link!). Then I realized I’d watched the other Christopher Robin (Farewell to) movie on the plane. That was not a sweet movie. Have a successful online-shopping weekend!

  2. Oh here in Plymouth county where it all began we LOVE sweet potatoes!!! This year my 17 yr old niece made a special vegan sweet potato shepherds pie for my vegan doctor and my self and it was delish!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving. My FFF will be up next week as i didn’t bring my laptop to MA. We head back to NY later today.

  3. I thought you’re Thanksgiving seemed early. Timothy’s dish made me smile. He’s a smart one! Good for you for trying some new dishes. Glad that gf crust worked out. I’ve been wanting to watch that movie. My kids grew up on Winnie the Pooh and I really miss those cute and sweet cartoons compared to what is out there nowadays.

  4. I love sweet potatoes! But not everyone in the family does. And since my son is allergic to poultry, well, there’s no turkey at our house.
    I love how Timothy always has a large part in your celebrations.
    Your wreath looks lovely!

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