Happy Friday, my friends! This past week finally resembled spring of some sort, although it seemed more like summer with temperatures in the 80s. I am not complaining, mind you. It is just funny how we seem to jump from winter right into summer now. Truth be told, I am more of an overcast, breezy, leaf-blown October day kind of girl, cozy inside with a pumpkin-spiced candle lit and a big mug of pumpkin-spiced latte by my side. That will come soon enough, I know. For now, I look forward to a change in our daily routine. More outside time, lighter meals eaten on the deck, early morning kayak rides, and days spent reading under an umbrella by the lake.
Speaking of lighter meals, I prepared one of my mom's signature warm-weather meals this past week, one of my favorites. She called it Refrigerator Delight. It is also known as pulling together anything leftover in the refrigerator and making a meal out of it! I had the makings for a vegetable quiche, an easy salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and shredded cheese, and a roteressie chicken that I cut into pieces and served cold. I added an old standby, a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and dinner was served!
Today in our Catholic Faith, we commemorate May 13th as The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the day in 1917 that The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. This feast day was always my father's favorite; he prayed the rosary every day.
This weekend we plan to work outside getting the outside ready for summer. All the kids are coming over to help bring the deck furniture up, clean off the front porch, check and clean the kayaks, and any then Steve is cooking Steak Fried Rice on his outdoor griddle. I plan on scheduling a nap sometime too! My friends, I hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever is on your schedule. Thank you for visiting!