Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday Favorites from The Preppy Empty Nester, Invaluable, Gwen Moss, Smiten Kitchen

Good morning! I guess it is going to be another crazy weekend for many, we may actually get snow! I   won't lie I would love it if we had a few inches. I love winter and we have had an exceptionally mild one as have many. I miss the snow and would love an excuse to be a bum this weekend and just stay in and eat comfort food, watch movies and read books. or if it snows get out and make a little snowman. 

I recently watched a tv program where they spoke to Alice Watters the famed chef and owner of Chez Panisse about The Edible Schoolyard Project a program that she co-founded over 20 years ago. The idea behind the garden was to teach school children not only about food but to use the garden to learn about ancient civilizations, to learn about gardening, harvests, using math in the kitchen using the vegetables grown and more. This is such a great program that it would be wonderful if every school had something like it.  If you are a teacher or would like to start something like this in your area check out the information on their webpage

Image from Jenny Steffens Hobick

Doesn't this grilled chicken pasta dish from Jenny Steffens Hobick look delicious? I think it would be the perfect way to start the weekend.

This Tomato Glazed Meatloaf with Browned Butter Potatoes from Smitten Kitchen is going to be perfect Saturday when it is going to be cold and grey.

If you feel the need for a break from the snow you could make a pot of Hot Cocoa from Once Upon a Chocolate Life

Here is a little food for thought, What You are Seeking is Seeking YOU, this post from Leslie at Gwen Moss is beautifully written and thought provoking.

Katie of The Preppy Empty Nester always has the best book, movie and TV recommendations. If you want an honest review of current movies, TV shows and books than check out her post this week.

 Image from Invaluable

I love auctions and seeing all of the treasure from around the world. Frequently I find interesting things that I would like to add to my collections, this week I discovered a really cool 18th century pocket globe. I am not sure why one would ever need to carry a globe in their pocket but then again I don't know what it was like to live in the 18th Century. Perhaps you need this in your everyday life.

Image from Nina Hendrick

If you would like to add a little Easter to your decor check out this adorable printable from Nina Hendrick.

Image Life On Virginia Street

Or this printable from Sarah at Life on Virginia Street .  You can also find links to 24 other "free printables" from various bloggers using the links on Life on Virginia Street.

I am getting ready to send an Easter box of treats to my grandkids and I am looking for interesting eggs for them to use to decorate or to hide for their Easter egg hunt. I found a bunch that I think are cute from World Market and I love the little mercury glass ones from Pottery Barn.

Idid you make anything interesting this week, do you have a new recipe to share? Have you seen a good movie or read an interesting book? If so I would love to hear about it.

I hope that you have a relaxing weekend. Be safe if you are in the path of the Nor'Easter.


  1. Until we moved out of the house my mom filled big plastic rabbits, one for each of us, with candy and set it next to our bedroom doors.
    It is so hard to stay off sugar when the windows of the chocolatiers are filled with amazing goodies.

  2. Thanks for the shout out, dear Elizabeth! I always enjoy all of your posts and have found many new (to me) blogs to follow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. You started mine with a big ol' smile!!😀

  3. That pocket globe is cool!

    The St. Patrick's parade is here tomorrow.

  4. Aw Elizabeth. You're such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for this shout-out it's such a generous thing you do here. I stopped by to read your post and what a nice surprise. It made my day, seriously.

  5. AND I LIVE But minutes away from ALICE WATERS and THAT SCHOOL and her FAMED restaurant !

  6. I'm off to check your links!

  7. Always a post filled with great finds - thanks, Elizabeth!! xoxo


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