Friday, December 06, 2019

Friday five for December 6

In need of a post for my Christmas blog today, I decided to go with a Friday five.  Here goes:

1.  Some shopping for fabrics last Friday -- materials that I need to make a few handmade gifts for grandchildren.  I spent more than I intended, but some of the fabrics were just perfect.  Below you see a hint (from years gone by) of what I am going to make.

2.  Supper and Bible study last Saturday with our dear young friends Sam and Jennifer.  I made this soup and it was a tremendous success: Hearty Butternut Squash Soup.

3.  A wonderful day on Sunday with our old friends Syd and Cyndy.  What a joy to reconnect with them this past fall at the couples' retreat at The Wilds of New England, after not seeing them for years.  Syd has done some pulpit supply for other churches in the past and agreed to come and speak at our services December 1.  They came over for lunch afterward and it was such a sweet time.

4.  The opportunity this week to change out my fall decor to Christmas.  Not all of my Christmas decorating is done and the tree's not up, but I have a great start. 

5.  Starting on my Christmas baking!  Two kinds of cookies done so far.

And a bonus:

6.  Mild weather and (cloudy) sunshine so my walking partner and I could go for two nice long walks this week!  That felt good.

That's it for this week.  Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. Mrs T, your cookies look yummy. I am trying to decide if I am going to do much baking this year. Our children go to Georgia to celebrate so I will take a few things there but Marvin and I do not need all the temptation so what to do what to do? So many Christmas memories revolve around favorite goodies. One of the best parts of visiting Savannah was getting into all the big tins of cookies Mama G made every year. My mother made candy and cakes. so many great memories.

    1. You are so right, so many wonderful memories originate in the kitchens of our childhood.

      I tend to keep the goodies in the freezer and find that I can resist them if they are out of sight. My hubby, however cannot. He says he hears them calling to him!

  2. I love squash soup. I baked a squash in the oven today to serve for a supper tomorrow night. I also make fruit cake this year for the first time. I found out it is a very expensive cake to make with all the ingredients. I will also make some cookies to take to my Grandkids for Christmas.
    Have a great December. Thelma.

    1. Yes, squash soup is so good and can be quite healthy too.

      I often make a very simple apricot cake that also has dates and golden raisins in it. I have the fruit so I think I will go ahead and bake some even though Christmas is over. I bake it in small tea size loaves and I have a friend who just loves it. Not quite as expensive as traditional fruitcake and I like it better.

  3. I always enjoy your Friday fives, the soup looks great, butternut squash is a favorite of mine, and what a joy to reconnect with old friends! Friends are one of many treasured gifts from our heavenly Father.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Butternut squash is a favorite of mine too. We love buttercup squash the best, but the butternut is best for soup, I think.

    Yes, such a joy to spend time with old friends. We will see them again soon, I hope.


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