Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Favorite Things...

I have several new favorite things.

Here are a few...

On Easter Sunday I was in Oregon, and Laura and Ryan's dear friend/sister-type made this for the Easter Sunday lunch dessert....
It's Strawberry Pretzel Dessert!

I had never had it... till I was in Oregon... and I LOVED it!!!

Laura and Ryan's friend Kylie made it.

Here's Kylie with one of her great dogs/pets...
Kylie has pets Sophie and Henry.
I think that is Sophie with her in that picture.



Here's the Paula Deen recipe of it: STRAWBERRY PRETZEL DESSERT.  (There it's called a salad, but it's really a dessert, here in the U.S. of A.)

That makes me think of Brazilians, and how they NEVER eat sweet stuff during a regular meal.
They don't eat baked beans, because they're sweet. ... or any jello type salad that is at all sweet.
Sweets, to Brazilians, are for desserts!!

That makes me think of avocados. In Brazil, avocados are for milkshakes, or ice cream. Not for anything with salsa!
Ha!
(We lived in Brazil from 1980 - 1983 so I know a little about what I speak.)

Another favorite thing in my life is our new house!
It's a crazy world out there, so I'm hesitant to tell you our address... or a picture of the front of our house, but here's one thing I love about our new house... It's 2300+ square feet ... and has a 3 car garage!!!  What is not to love about that?!?
It seems the builder of this house (in 1992) was a lover of old cars or something... and wanted an extra garage!  Most big houses in, say, Colleyville, have 3 car garages... but oh, now we have a Bedford house with a 3 car garage. Sounds like storage to me!!!!

Another favorite thing...
... this tip jar...
I took this picture at a pizza parlor in Portland, Oregon... and thought, I need that!

Not too long ago ‘Ajax’ the clown (formerly at CRYSTAL’S PIZZA in Irving) ate in the tea room Saturday (2/20/16) and he strongly suggested I get a BIG tip bowl…. like a punch bowl and put it at the front of the piano… so I just may do that.  And then I saw that tip jar in Portland.
THANKS, AJAX!!!  I may just get a punch bowl!!!!!

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In other Favorite Things' news, I really like this quote ...
 


Here's another favorite thing...
My sweet granddaughter relaxing after a big day...


Mm. I feel like relaxing.

Mm.
Feelin' good.

Mm.

Feeling relaxed is definitely one of my favorite things in the whole world.

Hmm.

Let's relax.







1 comment:

laura said...

it was a yummy dessert! :) glad you're loving you're new house!