Saturday, 21 January 2017

Friday's Fave Five 20/1/17

Well a day late for this but at least I'm here.  Completely missed last week.

Click on the picture above to join in over at Suzanne's site.

My five for the last week are:

1. Bright, sunny but cold winter days.  The sort it's good to get out and about on.  We've had several this week.

2. Lunch with friends.  Always good to catch up over a nice meal and a glass of wine.

3. Saying goodbye to an old family friend.  Yes funerals are sad but when the person has had a good life as witnessed by the number of people who attended the funeral it's good to be able to reflect on that and catch up with people that you don't see very often.  We did that this week for Eileen who had been friends with my hubby's Mum since they became neighbours and had their first child around the same time. 85 is a good age to achieve.

4. Saying hello to a new family member.  One of our nephews became a Dad for the first time this week.  Polly arrived safely on Tuesday.  We haven't met her yet but thanks to social media apps we've enjoyed lots of photos!

5. Keeping up with the challenges I've set myself and cooking a new dish.  I made a Peach Clafoutis yesterday for when my friends came to lunch.  It's very simple to make but not something I'd done before.  It was delicious - very light.  Of course I forgot to take a photo.  The challenge of taking more photos is probably the one that's doing the worst at the moment!  Here's one I stole from the web.  Looks like this one was served with cream but we had custard.

Have a good weekend all.


  1. Your peach clafouti sounds delicious. I love fruit desserts.

  2. Mmmm...I have not made clafoutis for a very long time. Yours sounds delicious. Do you use Bird's or make your custard from scratch? We have a dessert here in Canada called Nanaimo bars, which is especially popular to make at Christmastime. I use Bird's custard powder for that recipe. Hope you have a lovely week, Wendy.

    1. I don't use birds because we don't have custard that often so it would just sit in the cupboard. I usually have tins or cartons in my store cupboard or if I want to be a bit more fancy I get a tub of fresh custard from the supermarket. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi Wendy - thanks for coming over to my blog for a visit. Sounds like you had a pretty good week last week. Lunch with friends is always a nice part of week. That Peach Clafoutis looks delicious! Will be back again soon to see what you are doing. Have a great week!

  4. I love when the sun shines on winter days. Always good to have lunch with friends. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Catching up with old friends is one plus of funerals. I'm so thankful for social media apps where we can keep up with friends and family, especially for things like weddings and new little ones!

  5. I've never heard of clafoutis before so had to look it up. Almost like a cobbler but not! LOL It looks (and sounds) delicious! I enjoyed reading your list today!

  6. I love sunny winter days!! It helps off set the monotonous grey ones!!
    I love peach desserts...yours looks delish!
    I also had to look up what a clafoutis is....around here in eastern NY, we call those "peach cobbler"...sort of....cobblers are a little any rate, it sounds yummy!!
    FB is perfect for catching photos of family and friends and all of life's celebrations, isn't it?
    I hope you have a lovely week.

  7. Oh my your peach dessert sounds wonderful! So nice to get together with friends for a little lunch. One of my favorite things. Sorry about the passing of your family friend. It sounds like she was well honored and remembered!

  8. Bright sunny days! That's great!
    Your peach dessert sounds yummy!
    Have a great week!

  9. We had some beautiful weather over the weekend but now it is raining cats and dogs! I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your friend but it is always exciting for a new baby to come into the family :)

    Thanks for stopping by Colletta's Kitchen Sink!



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