Friday, April 11, 2008

Five on Friday

Mini#1 is finally better after 4 days of fever! Thank goodness. Last night was my first night of uninterrupted sleep in 4 nights! So nice! Our neighborhood's first book club meeting was last night. It was fun and we actually talked about the book for a while. We all agreed to read something less complicated for May. Atonement by Ian McEwan was our first, but I really enjoyed it once I got into it. We all agreed it was so wordy. Well mini#2 and I are off to the park on a play date in a few minutes so I'll end with a few of my spring favorites at the moment:

1- McCormick's Grill Mates marinade in: Garlic, herb and wine. We grilled kabobs a couple weekends ago and I tried this with chicken. So yummy. You add olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the marinade. I also reserved some of the marinade for the mushrooms, onions and asparagus. Added lots of flavor. Try it!

2- Cooking out. I love spring. You can finally break out of the kitchen and let hubby grill outside. The kids also love eating outside.

3- Seeing all the pink dogwoods in bloom. I have always loved this tree and we finally planted one when we moved here. It hasn't bloomed yet, but I'm sure enjoying all of the others I see.

4- Ok, this has nothing to do with spring, but it does have something to do with "cleaning" if you know what I mean. My kids have some occasional digestion problems so our doc suggested we use Benefiber. I sprinkle this in just about everything I make for them. It really helps!

5- Spring, or any other season, makes me want to shop. I'm going to order this cute wastebasket from The Pink Giraffe (link to right). I love it!

Happy Friday!


Southern Fried Mom said...

Must. have. the. wastebasket. That is so fabulous, I can't even look directly at it. Perfect for my new and improved home office!

The Mrs. said...

That trash can is fabulous!!!!

Belle in Bloom said...

Love it all! (even the Benefiber) I'm going to try the marinade. I've looked at it before but never bought it. It sounds so yummy with olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Thanks for your kind comment. He's doing great! I hope your house is better and getting back to normal. I know about the lack of sleep. I "slept" two nights in the hospital this week. I didn't wake up until 11:30am this morning!! Have great weekend!

Steph said...

Love, love, love that wastebasket!!!