Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  I’m especially glad to see Friday this week because Big Guy is currently on his way home from being in Guatemala/El Salvador all week.  We haven’t seen each other in two weeks and I am so excited to spend the weekend pestering him and catching up on two weeks of small talk.  It’s been a rough month and a half with all his travel (Mexico, London, Costa Rica) but I’m focusing on the fact that we have the weekend ahead of us with no outside plans (meaning – no commitments).  The next two days are going to include the pool, cocktails, delicious food, shoe shopping (I know he’s thrilled about that), wine and laughter.  Mostly laughter.  And wine.  (wink wink)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  And if you’re in need of a weekend idea – roast some s’mores.  National S’more Day was Monday but I won’t tell that you’re a little belated in the celebration.

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Favorite Salty & Sweet:  Potato Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches.  I can’t even tell you the last time I had an ice cream sandwich.

Favorite Twist:  Watermelon Wedge with Kale, Jalapeno, and Avocado.  So much summer in this salad.

Favorite Marinated:  Charred Coconut Chicken.  That blackened, crispy skin is what it’s all about.

Favorite Upgrade:  French Croissant  Hot Dogs with Crispy Bacon.  I’m not sure which is getting the upgrade:  the croissant or the hot dog.

Favorite DIY:  Coconut Coffee Scrub.  To think of all the coffee grounds I’ve thrown away over the past 10 years…

Favorite Slice:  Pistachio Pesto Pizza with Honey and Fresh Mozzarella.   Just add a flute of sparkling rose and we’ll call it a date.

Favorite List:  104 Little Happy Moments in Life We All Need to Appreciate More.    Amen, amen, amen.

6. When two songs you love play back to back on the radio

12. Genuinely candid laughing photos.

44. The relief you experience when someone whose name you forgot introduces him or herself to your friend

46. Being able to rub your eyes because you’re not wearing mascara.

55. Using brand new pens.

82. Letting someone merge into your lane and seeing their “thank you” wave.

Favorite Homemade:  40-Minute Super Soft Hamburger Buns.  There is a hamburger on my list of “five things”

Favorite Diagram:  Wine + Cheese Pairings.  

Favorite Shaken: Banana Daiquiri.   Forget banana bread, I’m infusing rum the next time I have brown bananas.

Cheers to the weekend.

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