Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - March 24, 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023

Five on Friday - March 24, 2023

Whoop Whoop - it's Friday!  I'm so ready for a low-key weekend!   We don't have much on the agenda, but one thing I do have is to share my five.  Here they are ~

1.  National Cocktail Day
Today's a national day I can really get into! It's National Cocktail Day! National Cocktail Day celebrates creativity and gives us all a reason to have a drink responsibly. Try a new concoction or a tried-and-try favorite. Rather you prefer a mocktail or the real thing, celebrate by raising a glass.  Cheers!

James Patterson's latest book, Count Down, was released this week and looks to be a real winner.  For those of you who read The Cornwalls Vanish, this is the second book in that series.  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
Amy Cornwall has 5 days to save the world, 4 days to save her family. . . James Patterson’s most riveting thriller since The Black Book.

Agent Amy Cornwall excels at working from the shadows—until a botched field operation reveals dark dealings between her bosses and an informant. And a hidden plot by a terrorist genius that could kill thousands of Americans. Among them: her husband and daughter.

She has to go dark. The Division wants to erase her. And they know every detail about her identity, her history, and her family.

Agent Cornwall's countdown has begun.

I caught an episode of Pioneer Woman last week and she was cooking up skirt steak and sweet potato fries.  We wasted no time in buying the ingredients and trying it at our house.  OH.MY.GOODNESS - it was so delicious!  The seasoning blend used for the fries and the steak took the flavor to a new level.  Dinner came together quickly and easily.  We will definitely be adding this to our menu rotation.  The recipe is HERE.

Easter is coming fast!  If you aren't really in the mood to fill all those eggs, think about buying them already full.  This set of 24 colorful eggs is full of animal building blocks.  After the kids find the eggs, they can enjoy putting together the pieces inside.  Sounds like a fun time to me!

5.  My crafting experience...

Now let's get this weekend started!  We will be glued to the television watching the NCAA tournament.  Our bracket is completely busted, but it's still fun to watch the action.  I bought a square this year and our numbers are winner 9, loser 4.  If you see a game end with the last digit of the score those numbers, now that we'll be doing the happy dance over here!  See you next week!


  1. That skirt steak dinner does look delicious!

  2. Pinned the skirt steak recipe, thank you. Also put a grill pan in my Amazon cart and those darling eggs. My 7-year-old granddaughter is just getting into building with Legos independently. She LOVES animals and will love these eggs.