FFF ~ Food, Friends, Fun

Friday is here and it’s time to join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to share our favorites from this past week.

Uno ~ Oh my what is it about clean windows that make me happy. Makes me want to stop and sing “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone…” Dear washed the windows in our new spare room (formerly Katie’s room). I want to sing every time I walk in there. Since it is the new office, too, and I was going to see the Tax man this week, I had a lot of time in there enjoying the clear views.

Dos ~ A good long walk with one of my walking buddies. We had a stretch of beautiful dry days up here in the Pacific Northwest and that made the walk even more pleasant.

Tres ~ Experimenting with foccacia bread to make a pizza sandwich. It was interesting flipping it to get both sides of the bread nicely baked. Even though the experiment isn’t something I’d be too keen on trying again it was real tasty and satisfying as a meal! The thing we didn’t like was how hard it was to eat without all the innerds squirting out.

Cuatro ~ On Sunday and the reason for all my Spanish numbering this week we were invited to a party by our favorite waitress at the Mexican restaurant we frequent. We were honored that she’d even think to invite us and more honored when we got to the party and we were the only fluent English speaking people there except for her 20 year old son. Everyone made sure we were comfortable and had enough to eat and drink. Her son kept us in the loop explaining who everyone was. Her parents are visiting from Mexico for 2 months and one of her nieces was being baptized that day so this was a party in honor of that occasion. A Mariachi band came later and that’s when all the dancing and singing started. Such suave dancing with twirls and steps and turns with smooth transitions. It was kind of like watching dancing with the stars.

Cinco ~ Decorating a little for Valentine’s Day and  Chocolate Fondue! If you’d like to see the recipe hop over to Mennontie Girls Can Cook! It’s a good treat to serve for Valentine’s Day!

Our weekend looks pretty free and laid back. Hope your weekend is relaxing and rejuvenating!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “FFF ~ Food, Friends, Fun

  1. It sounds like that was a great party! What an honor to be invited.
    Fortunately, our weekend is looking to be low key too–I need that. Just the usual farmers market, and then a bike ride.

  2. I like to count in both Spanish and French every once in awhile just so I don’t forget. That’s what I thought your were doing!

    It was an honor to be invited to your friend’s party – I’m glad you had a guide to keep you “in the know.”

    Too bad the pizza sandwich was too hard to eat – it sounded really good.

  3. When I first started reading, I was like “Uno?” the game or is it the author of a quote?! LOL. And then I clued in! do you have a good focaccia recipe? Is it posted at MGCC or is it something you are still tweaking? Would you mind sharing at some point. I have always wanted to make a good focaccia bread. Thanks and Buenos Dias!

  4. Wow. What an impression you must have been making on the waitress! This story inspires me and reminds me that little day-in and day-out things we do really touch people’s lives.

    Such a blessing to stop in and receive this gift. Thank you.

  5. Fun! Did you and dear dance? I remember eating in a Meson Olay! Years ago. It was a tiny liitle place. The Mariachi band arrived and that was the end of any conversation! We just sat there and laughed, it was so loud!
    The foccacia looks great! Just tie a towel around your neck and pig out!

  6. I am SO with you on the clean window thing. The kitchen window that frames the mountain view and the bird feeders must be clean.

  7. Messy sandwiches are half the fun…at least that’s what the food network says. LOL. I’m sure it tasted as delicious as it sounds in spite of all the oozing and squirting.

    Clean windows are awesome and yay for taxes getting done. I just finished my part of our taxes up and I’m doing a happy dance that is done for another year.

    The mexican party sounds like a lot of fun. What a great experience.

  8. Some recipes/methods are like that — tasty, but too messy to eat in public! Nice you got clear windows to enjoy while doing perhaps not the most enjoyable tasks 🙂 Speaking of which, enjoy your low(er) key weekends!

  9. When I want to calm myself I count backwards in Spanish from 100-1. Only thing is, I keep mixing up 70 and 60. I really need to Google it to find out which one is which.

    What an honour to be invited to the party. You two must be especially sweet and engaging. This reminds me that how we act in public really is noticed.

    Love your heart dishes being used for a chocolate fondue. Thanks for posting the recipe at the MGCC site. I am going to make this with my nieces soon. Only I won’t use hazelnuts unless I want to take a visit to the ER. Also like your message in a bottle idea (also at MGCC)!

    So glad you’ve had some pleasant walks this week. Walking in dry weather is my fave way. I don’t like wearing coats or boots.

    Have a good week. Ellen.

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