HAPPY FRIDAY !

5 For Friday July 28

ART, FOOD, MUSIC AND HAPPY INSPIRATION

Hello All – Friday’s here.

The last Friday in July 2023.  Gulp.  July came and is sliding out swiftly.
But summer’s still on full-throttle.

Lots of birthdays in July and beginning of August in my immediate family world.  Always a lot of fun!
Singing to one another and extending our love to one another regarding how much they mean to us on their special “birth-DAY.”

THE PICTURE LINE UP:

#1
Super cool idea if you outdoor entertain – these serving trays – put a piece of wax paper on the tray – tacos, burgers, sandwiches, whatever strikes your fancy!

#2, #3, #4

Fun sidewalk sightings locally.  Clever and happy.

I love the Quick Question
I have actually have never thought about a word that rhymes with “orange” — can’t think of a single one.
Can you?

Linguine Salad recipe
Incredible.  Was one of Peter’s favorites.  Give it a try.  Easy to make and well worth the effort!

LET GO OF STRESSES
message is powerful.

5 songs on the playlist today are beautiful and worthy of a listen.

And always, always, always — we are super grateful for your time and taking a piece of your day to give us a read.  And sharing your thoughts + comments + love.
Gratitude.

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QUICK QUESTION

ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME THERE WAS A WORD CREATED TO RHYME WITH THE WORD ‘ORANGE’?

LINGUINE SALAD

Easily prepared and chilled in advance.  This salad is super tasty!  Take it to a reunion picnic in lieu of potato salad.  Outside-the-box sort of fabulous-ness!  Or serve it at home as a main course on a hot summer evening with a glass of chilled wine + a slice or two of a fresh baguette.

THIS IS HOW IT’S MADE:

  • 1 Pound linguine noodles, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1/4 cup great-quality olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 medium size green pepper, chopped finely
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut in half lengthwise and then cut in 1/4″ slices
  • 4 scallions, including tops, minced
  • 1/3 pound of good quality deli ham, cut in julienne strips
  • 2 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan (more is even better)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (maybe a little more – eye your salad and make that decision!)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sliced black olives for garnish

TOSS COOKED PASTA WITH OLIVE OIL MAKING SURE PASTA IS EVENLY COATED.

ADD RADISHES, GREEN PEPPER, CUCUMBER, SCALLIONS AND HAM.

TOSS.  ADD VINEGAR AND CHEESE AND GIVE IT ANOTHER TOSS.

ADD CREAM AND SALT AND PEPPER.  MIX ALL AROUND.  ADD A LITTLE MORE CREAM IF NECESSARY TO MAKE IT ALL SIDE HUSTLE SALAD CREAMY.

SPRINKLE WITH SLICED BLACK OLIVES.

CHILL UNTIL SERVING TIME.

LET GO OF STRESSES

This is a cool story.
Ready?

A professor/psychologist walked around a room while teaching to an audience.  She raised a glass of water.  Everyone expected they’d be asked the “half-empty-half-full” question.

Instead — with a smile, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers from her audience ranged from 8 ounces to 20 ounces.

The professor/psychologist replied:

“The absolute weight doesn’t matter.  It all depends on on how long I hold it.  If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem.  If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm.  If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb — useless and paralyzed.”

“In each case,” she continued, “The weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She then said, “The stresses in life are like this glass of water.  Think about them for a while and nothing happens.  Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.  If you think about them all day long, you’ll be numb, useless and paralyzed, incapable of doing anything.”

MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS

A SMILE STARTS ON THE LIPS, A GRIN SPREADS TO THE EYES, A CHUCKLE COMES FROM THE BELLY; BUT A GOOD LAUGH BURSTS FROM THE SOUL, OVERFLOWS, AND BUBBLES ALL AROUND

~ Carolyn Birmingham ~

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
SEE YA MONDAY

5 replies
  1. Carol says:

    What a fun, uplifting issue! Answer to the question, YES, it is time for a word that rhymes with orange. Can’t think of one, but surely someone can. Can’t wait to try the linguine salad. Maybe our next potluck. Let’s smile, grin, chuckle and belly laugh this weekend!

    • Dixie Bostick says:

      I tried forever to think of what rhymed with orange, but nothing came to mind either. I can’t wait to try the linguine salad too! Thank you, Carol, for your undying support and continuous engagement. Cheryl and I can’t wait to read your responses.

  2. Marty says:

    Re: “A good laugh burst from the soul.” I can only think of my friend Jenny C Jones. Ohhh, she loves to laugh in what, I may add, my style of laughter. I often pondered what was in this woman that made her such a good canidate for love and laughter? For several years, i observed this friend. Boom! the answer came. We were talking together in a shopping parking lot one day and i asked her, knowing she had lost her dear husband a few months prior, what she was up to these dqys? She responds, “I just got back from a few days on the coast!” “Oh,” i asked, knowing she had a caring daughter and numerous friends, “Who went with you?” Get ready, here comes the big one that i have never stopped gleaning its powerful message for myself. “Nobody, I like me-self.” What did she just say, she likes herself, she likes being with herself, she enjoys traveling with me-self? What a poweful thought that i keep before me.

    • Cheryl clarson says:

      Hey Marty !

      Your friend Jenny C. Jones sounds like a super cool person to be around. Love the “me-self” share. I’m getting better and better at that, too. It’s actually quite wonderful. I always enjoy your comments! Have a terrific weekend.

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