Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday's Fave Five- May 1, 2009

It's Friday! Time once again to share 5 favorite things from our week

1. Last week, I mentioned that I had a "free Saturday" coming up. My hubby and I chose to take a drive to one of our state parks in our area. We went to the lake where there is a walking trail and found a bench to sit on and just enjoy the breeze.

I always enjoy pictures of paths or roads because you can always imagine where the trail leads. In this case, this path went along the lake and those are some fishermen (or fisherkids) at the end of this path.

Here is the view of the lake from our bench. Aaahhh, it was so relaxing! Enjoying the fresh air and resting are totally some of my favorite things to do.

2. Later that same day, I used my new oven for the first time and made apple coffee cake from Jen's recipe at Balancing Bedlam and Beauty. You can find her recipe here.

Trying new recipes equals one of my favorite things!

3. On Sunday, I made something new for our all church fellowship that is held after evening worship every last Sunday of the month. I got this idea from a lady who comes to the church I work for full-time. Little mint sandwiches that look like mini burgers! Here is a shot of one beside my coffee mug so that you can see how mini they look:

These are mint patties layered on vanilla wafers. Frosting tinted to look like mustard and ketchup holds the concoction together. On top, I brushed clear corn syrup on to hold on the sesame seeds.

At the fellowship, everyone was impressed with them and they were eaten quickly. Making something everyone likes is one of my favorite things to do!

4. I've worked up to 15 minutes a day on my mini-trampoline. Reaching a goal is definitely a favorite. Next week: 20 minutes a day.

5. I've been enjoying my latest manicure, acrylic nails with white tips. It's my favorite.

Share your week with us! Join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and tell us your favorites.


Brenda said...

Those little mint sandwiches are so cute! I too love my nails to look nice, I think its because I can see them and it makes me feel better to see that they are groomed.

Mrs. C said...

Sounds wonderful. I love pictures with paths, too. Especially ones that are taken in summer or fall.

nikkipolani said...

Oh my goodness! Those little "burgers" are so adorable! I agree with you on #1 -- love strolling on paths and just stopping to relax and breathe.

Sherry said...

the "burger" mint sands are cute! The state park pics are pretty too!

Marg said...

Sounds like you had a great outing. I'm cheering you on as you keep working out.
I love the nails. I want to...but...

ellen b. said...

Looks like a great place to walk! I love those little mint burgers :0)
And from the food lover that apple coffee cake sounds yummy! Good for you for sticking with your movement program!!

Susanne said...

Those are the cutest little mint sandwiches. What a nice treat they make.

I love pictures of paths too and I also love walking on them around lakes. So peaceful!

Anonymous said...

What a great week you had. The park sounds wonderful and the pictures are great. The apple coffee cake sounds great and those little mint clever. Good for you on the exercise. We all should do some. Great FFF. Have a great weekend.

Rabbit, rabbit

The Correspondent said...

Beautiful pictures of your free Saturday, Jerri.

My kids would love the mini burgers. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

I'd like to try #5 someday ...

Becky said...

Those little mini-fake burgers are adorable. And I'll just bet they were delicious. What a cute treat.

I love new recipes too. And hiking on paths, even if i don't take pictures of them.

Brook said...

Your outing looked very relaxing. Doesn't our God make beautiful things for us to enjoy?

Barbara H. said...

Those little mini sandwiches -- I would have thought they were hamburgers if you hadn't told me otherwise! How cute!

That coffeecake looks good!

Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Islandsparrow said...

What a lovely park - that's one of my favourite things to do as well.

I love to try new recipes too - Nikkipolani has a delicious looking one on her fave 5 this week.

The mint sandwiches are too cute for words!

Happy weekend!

Neverending Story said...

I enjoyed reading your About -especially the part of never giving up, a timely reminder for me. Your no.1 walk looked lovely, one of my favourite things too.

The Blackwood Bonanza said...

Love the mini hamburgers!

Kari said...

I love parks and lakes. They are peaceful!!
Those mini burgers are just too cute, they must taste good too.
Looks like youhad a good week.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

What a great week. Your state park trip looks so very relaxing and peaceful.

Willow said...

I just HAVE to have one of those mint 'burgers'. My mind is trying hard to NOT think hamburger flavor.

I love paths and doors. They're so mysterious. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk at the lake.

Irritable Mother said...

I LOVE those cookies! I am sooo going to make them sometime. *grin*

And yea for you for the exercise. Keep it up, Jerri! *BIG grin*

Karyn said...

those little mint burgers are adorable! I'm sure they were a big hit!

new recipies, pleasing people, meeting goals, and a relaxing day outside with your man....sounds like a great week!

Oh, and acrylic nails with white tips are my favorite! That's how my nails are always done...helps to have a sister who is a nail tech.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Those sandwiches are cute.

And that park sure does look peaceful and serene.