Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #72

Hi everyone. Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I'm looking forward to coming around and visiting you all to read your favorites from this week. If you need details or a description you can go here first, otherwise I'm raring to get started!

1. Watching the surprise and joy your child shows when they open their birthday present and knowing you got exactly the right thing. Such was the case with my son's birthday this week. Just watching his face when he opened his birthday card to see some tickets in there go from wondering what they were to excitement when realizing they were tickets to "Mythbusters" coming to the University. Mythbusters is one of his favorite programs and he had no idea two of the guys were coming. He was thrilled. And he was also thrilled to get the complete series to Corner Gas. That is his favorite comedy. If you haven't seen it, it's a hilarious look at life in small town Dog River supposedly situated in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Anyway both gifts were a huge hit! I just can't believe he is 18 years old. I'm still trying to swallow that one.

2. This meme started by Melissa at Breath of Life. It's called "The Week in Words" and it's all about quotes taken from what you've read during the week. I love quotes and actually keep a book where I write down favorite quotes as I come acrosse them. So you might just say I'm having a good time to read through all the participants entries.

3. This recipe. Okay I missed a food entry last week and you had to know I just couldn't possibly do that twice in a row. I made this last night and oh yum, everybody loved it. It's easy, tasty and has no ingrediants I had to go running to the grocery for. It's a definite keeper for our family. The only thing I did any different was instead of store bought italian seasoned bread crumbs was to make it myself by using plain breadcrumbs (I make my own), with 1 tsp. italian seasoning & 1/8 tsp. garlic powder.

4. Orange juice. Simple, tasty, refreshing orange juice. It's just been tasting so good lately.

5. Watching my niece play basketball. I had the opportunity to go and watch my 10 year old niece play basketball. It was fun watching her. Oh the memories as it took me back to my oldest when she first started at that age. And oh, how I miss going to watch her! So it was a lot of fun to have this moment to cheer my niece on.

So those were my five. What was your favorites? If you do a post, please link that post on Mr. Linky so that we can come and visit!


24 comments:

Willow said...

Susanne, Isn't it great to give a gift like that? Perfect and appreciated and loved!

Mmmmm, orange juice does sound good-lots of vitamin C to give you a great winter boost.

Have a great weekend!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

My son also love Myth Busters. That would be a great gift! Wow, 18! Happy Birthday to him! Love OJ in the morning also. :)
Thanks Susanne for always hosting this!

Hazel said...

The meme sounds lovely. I'm heading over there from here. The gift your son loved and was happy to receive is such a happy read to me. Have a great week!

Tina Leigh said...

I love to give a gift that I know the person really wanted! It does your heart good. I love OJ (awww duce, as my grand daughter calls it)but I crave chocolate after I drink it! I know that's weird...go figure! LOL

Lisa notes... said...

So now you're making me thirsty for a big glass of orange juice. Yummy.

It is so nice when we find that perfect gift. Way to go, Mom! And Happy Birthday to your son!

Melli said...

Oh I just LOVE it when I have the perfect gift - AND they don't expect it AT ALL!!! That is sO awesome! GREAT job Mom!!! My Hubby loves Myth Busters too... how did you find out they were going to be there?

Those lemon chicken portions looked YUMMY!

Have a great weekend Susanne! It's gonna be a coooooold one down here... with more snow. *sigh* lol

ellen b. said...

It really is great to be able to please an 18 year old! Well done! So happy you didn't forget food this week. I like your recipes :0)
Have a wonderful weekend...

nikkipolani said...

Ah, a perfect gift! Congratulations :-) Love it when that happens. Have a great weekend!

Stephani said...

Great five Susanne! I'm going to have to check on that meme. I left a quote in my fave five today! Thanks for hosting. Have another great week!

Beth said...

adding that recipe to my list of "to trys" I love little girl basketball! Seems like I have been watching it forever...my middle dd played it from K thru two years of college... Now Lydia is playing! Great Five and thanks for hosting this..it helps me to focus on the good!

Carrie said...

Congrats on getting the beyond perfect birthday gift for your son and pulling off the surprise!

HEY! Food is back on yours! ;) (Those lemon chicken tenders do sound quite delicious to me!)

Barbara H. said...

It's so much fun to have just the right gift! My guys love Mythbusters, too. I've heard of Corner Gas but haven't seen it.

I just saw that meme later in the week and plan to join in next time. I mark favorite quotes but don't think to write them down -- maybe this will get me in the habit.

When I first got married, I thought it was so luxurious to have orange juice all the time. For some reason we did not have it much when I was growing up. It's a must almost every day now.

I'm glad you got to watch your niece play! I don't usually like to watch sports in general, but I like watching when loved ones play.

Islandsparrow said...

I love when I find the perfect gift too - just to see their face when they open is a gift in itself!

The lemon chicken looks yummy - I'll try that one.

I love words and quotes too so I'm going to check that meme out.

Happy weekend Suzanne!

Kari said...

Great Five Susanne.
I love the Myth Busters - such an interesting show. My girls enjoy it too.
The meme sounds wonderful I enjoy reading quotes too.

Donnetta said...

Mythbusters is a common household name around here. We get them from Netflix and enjoy them, esp. our oldest!! Oh my how delighted he would be to get tickets to see them in person! How fun for your son!!

Orange juice is always a yummy treat for me!

Happy Friday!

Faith said...

you are gonna kill me!I linked up wrong AGAIN! argh...anyways..the 2nd Faith is the correct one.

that orange juice is perfect!! I like mine at lunch time tho :)

great list....and yes mine is up!

elizabeth said...

Oh Mythbusters tickets would thrill my DH to no end! And we LOVE Corner Gas! We've been getting them from Netflix and just laugh and laugh.

Thanks for the meme note - I'll go and check that one out. I wonder if a person can get addicted to memes??? :)

Brenda said...

All you Canadians are making me very curious about that series Corner Gas. I enjoyed Flashpoint so much that I'm sure I'll enjoy Corner Gas too. I have it in line at Netfilx.

That lemon chicken looks great. I am making a lemon dessert tonight. Lemon is so refreshing in our stuffy winter homes.

Booklassie Dee said...

Oh, I'm going to go right now and see if I can get "Corner Gas" on Netflix. It sounds great. And that meme sounds intriguing. I'll have to check it out. Happy birthday to your son. They sure grow up fast, don't they?

Karyn said...

One of my all time favorite things is getting just the right gift for someone I love. ...... Great gifts, BTW. I know at least a couple of my guys would love to see "Mythbusters" in person!

I have to second you on the Corner Gas series! I need to get the final 3 seasons, but it is one of the best TV shows ever!

That meme looks very interesting... I think I'll try to have something ready for this next week...thanks for thelink!

Linda said...

It is wonderful to look back over the week and count the blessings. It sounds like a wonderful week Susanne - especially that great birthday gift.

Audrey said...

Thank you for visiting me at Hummingbird Creek and for your kind words. I've really enjoyed reading everyones FFF!
As for your Faves, my 18 yr old son is also a huge fan of Mythbusters. Hope your son enjoys his gift!

Sheri said...

Thanks for hosting FFF.
I got sidetracked and hope I linked my entry correctly. :)

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Ahh, a recipe! Thanks for that -- I'll have to give it a try.

Isn't it fun to give a great gift?

Thanks so much for hosting this, Susanne -- it makes me remember my blessings!