Friday Fun! May 18, 2012

Hi there, everyone!  A little late on the Friday Fun because today, Friday Fun was sitting out on the patio at my mom’s house with her and my sister, chatting in the sun and the cool breeze.  Yesterday, The Bug and I drove down, so it has been a bit hectic, and I did not get this started early like I plan to do every week.  This past week we had some Sunday Fun – specifically Mother’s Day Fun taking The Bug out for his first ride on Daddy’s boat, and a little picnic.

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Doesn’t he look so happy and peaceful?!

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Yeah, well, this was the calm before the storm.

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I love my child, but he has been a lunatic this week!  He has actually been more like this all week…

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Only this is angelic compared to what I was living with.  Gotta love the Terrible Twos!  But luckily Mommy and Daddy get a little break from crazy boy – he is staying with grandma, grandpa, and Aunt Sam while we go to the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival and stay at Chez Amis Bed & Breakfast in downtown Annapolis.  Anyone have any restaurant recommendations where we can get a nice lunch before we head over so that we aren’t stuck with mediocre festival food?  I’ll be sure to give a full review of the festival, the B&B, and any little noshes we may have along the way.

Now on to my fave finds of the week.  And since this post would be ten pages long if I listed everything that caught my eye, you can find the rests HERE on my Pinterest board.

If I were to have one day where I ate everything that caught my eye this week, it would look something like this.

  • For breakfast, I would quickly throw together a 1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug from Chocolate-Covered Katie, which I totally want to make gluten-free.
1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug from Chocolate Covered Katie

1 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug from Chocolate Covered Katie

Spring Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Spring Thai Chicken Noodle Soup from Everyday Maven

  • For an afternoon snack, you know I have to have some peanut butter, and these No-Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares from How Sweet It Is look like pure peanut butter heaven.  Yes, heaven, because marshmallows are like clouds, and these clouds are surrounded by gooey awesomeness.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares from How Sweet It Is

No-Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares from How Sweet It Is

  • As an appetizer, I would like some Healthy Lobster or Shrimp Bisque from The Science of Eating.  Shhh, don’t tell The Hubby there is tofu in there!  And since we are going all out today, I am going with the lobster option.
Healthy Lobster or Shrimp Bisque from The Science of Eating

Healthy Lobster or Shrimp Bisque from The Science of Eating

Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce from RecipeGirl

Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce from RecipeGirl

Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk and Sriacha from Oh My Veggies

Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk and Sriracha from Oh My Veggies

Watermelon Green Tea Fresca from ChinDeep

Watermelon Green Tea Fresca from ChinDeep

Light Chocolate Panna Cotta from Mother Thyme

Light Chocolate Panna Cotta from Mother Thyme

Peanut Butter Popcorn from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Peanut Butter Popcorn from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Chocolate Popcorn from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Chocolate Popcorn from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Chocolate Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling from FoodBabbles

Chocolate Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling from FoodBabbles

And then I would have to run a marathon to burn off all of those calories!

Oh, and this week, I was also introduced to Tasty Kitchen from Tara at Noshing with the Nolands.  I still have to get my recipes added, but if you have joined, pop on over and be my friend.

What are your plans for the weekend?  Cooking up anything good?

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the shout out! :D I felt like such a hypocrite buying Florida corn, but I couldn’t resist. I get so nerdily excited about fresh corn.

    Your photos make me want to go on vacation! Or at least find a lake around here. ;)

  2. says

    It looks like you had such a nice Mother’s Day! I love the candid shot of The Bug from behind. Gorgeous. And I love each and every recipe you posted here today! YUM!! Thanks so much for including me :)

    • says

      It was a nice day until he got overtired and I caught his stomach bug. Oh well. I love that shot, too, and it was just with my little point & shoot, because I was afraid to bring the SLR out on the boat (and even more afraid to leave it in the car). I want to literally dive into that cake.

  3. says

    Ohhh, I love the bucket list type menu you created for the week. So many yummy finds there! :) So glad I found this site through The NY Melrose Family. Looking forward to exploring your blog more. :)

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