Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Fave Five

This weekly meme is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell.

1. Today is New Year's Day and it is also the first Friday of the month. The women of our church will hold our monthly First Friday Lunch anyway, despite the holiday. (Actually, we expect a better turnout since many are not working today.) So, I'm looking forward to a fun lunch today.

2. My walk with the dog this morning was very, veeeerrrryyyy quiet. That was partly due to the softly falling snow, but I think a smidgen of it may be attributed to a gigantic, city-wide hangover. Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed the quiet.

3. Looking forward to dinner and a movie with my husband tonight to celebrate our anniversary.

4. Looking forward to participating in the Lucy Maud Montgomery reading challenge that Carrie is hosting over at Reading to Know. Surprisingly, I have never read any of Montgomery's books -- not even the famous Anne of Green Gables. Not sure how I managed to miss them when I was growing up, but miss them I did. I intend to make up for that, at least a little bit, by participating in the challenge. If you're interested, you can check it out by clicking on the link. (PS -- I'm starting with Anne of Green Gables.)

5. A good recipe for homemade barbecue sauce. Sounds silly, I know, but most commercial sauces contain ingredients that my husband can't eat -- and the ones that don't contain forbidden ingredients also don't taste all that good. I found an excellent recipe that I'll be able to tweak to our tastes, so that means we are back to eating BBQ pulled pork on a regular basis (one of our favorite dishes).

Happy New Year to one and all, and have a great weekend!

- Catherine


Melli said...

Well Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year too!!! And Happy BBQing as well!

ellen b said...

Hello Catherine! Happy anniversary and 2010 to you! I had never read any Montgomery books until this past year. I went on a quest to read or re-read children's stories/books I had missed out on in my youth!
Yum pulled pork...that would make a great lunch today while watching football!! :0)

Finny said...

Ooh, I think I'll do the reading challenge, too. I have the entire Green Gables set collecting dust on my bookshelf. What better incentive to crack one open?

Happy anniversary!

Carrie said...

Oh yay! Well, I'm glad you are rectifying the situation and starting with Anne too! ;D Well done, well done! Can't wait to hear what you think about it!

Willow said...

I wish I could do that LMM reading challenge, but I just don't have time. However, I've read most of her books--my favorite is The Blue Castle.

Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year!

Susanne said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. What a great way to kick off the new year!

I love when cities are quiet in the morning. That's how it felt the day the hoar frost fell here, so incredibly peaceful and quiet. Love it.

Homemade bbq sauce sounds yummy. I've never tried to make my own.

Brenda said...

We went out this morning and it was really quiet around here also, I really like it when that happens.

Congratulations on the BBQ sauce, its great to find something like that when it works for you.

Sis said...

I enjoyed reading your fff and am looking forward to future ones! Also would be interested in your bbq sauce recipe, if it's not a secret - I love homemade bbq sauce!