Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - March 31, 2023

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Five on Friday - March 31, 2023

Hello Friday!  Is anybody else ready for the weekend?  I can't wait to get it started.  But first, here are my five for this week ~

1.  Dole Whip in Stores
Be on the lookout - the famous Dole Pineapple Whip you find at Disney is hitting the stores in April.  There will be three flavors to choose from - Pineapple, Strawberry, and Mango.  The concoction is easy to make and you only need three ingredients to whip up a batch (3/4 cup pineapple juice, 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks, and 1 cup of dairy-free vanilla ice cream).  But if you would rather just have some sitting in your freezer, pick up a pack at select stores!
2.  Lego Disney UP House
Speaking of Disney, April 1 is the release date for the new Lego UP House.  The set, targeted for ages 9+, is being released in celebration of Disney's 100th anniversary.  The colorful half-house has 4 rooms, a Lego dog figure, and 2 Lego mini-figures.  Inside the box will be 598 pieces to create your masterpiece.  Rumor has it Kohl's already has them in their stores.  Wonder if the Easter Bunny will be leaving this in anyone's basket.

3.  Frosted Banana Bread Pop-Tarts
Pop-Tart is introducing a new flavor - Frosted Banana Bread!  Apparently, they have a great balance of banana flavor and spices to mimic the flavor of banana bread.  If I spot these in the store, they are going in my basket!  Have you seen them?  Tried them?

4.  Community Board by Tara Conklin
Tara Conklin's new book, Community Board, came out this week and it's going straight on my TBR list.  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
Where does one go, you might ask, when the world falls apart? When the immutable facts of your life—the mundane, the trivial, the take-for-granted minutiae that once filled every second of every day—suddenly disappear? Where does one go in such dire and unexpected circumstances?

I went home, of course.


FREE: 500 cans of corn. Accidentally ordered them online. I really hate corn. Happy to help load.

REMINDER: use your own goddamn garbage can for your own goddamn pet waste. I’m looking at you Peter Luflin.

REMINDER: monthly Select Board meeting this Friday. Agenda items: 1) sludge removal; 2) upkeep of chime tower; 3) ice rink monitor thank you gift. Questions? Contact Hildegard Hyman,

Darcy Clipper, prodigal daughter, nearly thirty, has returned home to Murbridge, Massachusetts, after her life takes an unwelcome left turn. Murbridge, Darcy is convinced, will welcome her home and provide a safe space in which she can nurse her wounds and harbor grudges, both real and imagined.

But Murbridge, like so much else Darcy thought to be fixed and immutable, has changed. And while Darcy’s first instinct might be to hole herself up in her childhood bedroom, subsisting on Chef Boy-R-Dee and canned chickpeas, it is human nature to do two things: seek out meaningful human connection and respond to anonymous internet postings. As Murbridge begins to take shape around Darcy, both online and in person, Darcy will consider the most fundamental of American questions: What can she ask of her community? And what does she owe it in return?

5.  How's your driving...

Have a great weekend!  Reminder - tomorrow is April Fool's Day.  Don't let someone pull a prank on you!  I'm excited that we're having lunch with friends tomorrow.  See you next week!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I hope my husband doesn't spot those Dole Whips in our stores--- it's pretty much the only way I can get him to WDW!