Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - September 22, 2023

Friday, September 22, 2023

Five on Friday - September 22, 2023

Hello there!  Another Friday is upon us and I'm so excited to have a weekend to do a little catching up.  This week we had something every night plus there's some major construction going on at our house.  They are supposed to be wrapping everything up today and the thought of things getting back to normal thrills me beyond belief!  

Let's get to my five for today ~

1.  National Girls' Night Out
Okay, girls - grab your friends and go out tonight!  It's National Girls' Night Out!  There's something about spending a little quality time with friends on a night out that's so good for the soul.  Pick a fun activity like a painting class, going on a hike or just out to dinner.  I'm meeting a friend for drinks after work.  What's your plan?

Will you be making Halloween treats this year?  These fun candy eyes will easily transfer your cookies, cupcakes and more into fun Halloween treats.  Pick up a pack or two for your stash and be ready!

I'm such a fan of the Skinnytaste cookbooks and am thrilled that a new one came out this week!  I'm hoping it gets me out of my cooking slump.  Here's the summary ~
Gina Homolka knows how tough it can be to put a meal together when she’s tight for time and energy. Skinnytaste Simple is the solution: recipes with minimum ingredients but maximum flavor and nutrition. These game-changing, no-fuss dinners use no more than seven ingredients each, allowing you to put easy, healthy meals on the table with little-to-no effort.

From hearty breakfasts like Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs and Acai Berry Bowls to crowd-pleasing dinners including One Pan Shrimp and Saffron Orzo and Sheet Pan Eggplant Lasagna, you’ll find recipes the whole family will love. Plus, sweet indulgences are a snap with quick-and-easy chocolatey Flourless Sea Salt Brownies and make-ahead Strawberry and Cheese Turnovers. Each recipe features a gorgeous photo, icons that indicate recipes that may suit your dietary needs (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian), and nutritional info, with the most up to date Weight Watchers points available on the Skinnytaste site.

With Skinnytaste Simple, cooking delicious, nutritious meals for your family is easier than ever!

Carrie Underwood's new cd deluxe edition of Denim and Rhinestones releases today!  It includes 18 songs, six of which are new tracks.  When asked about this album, Carrie said "I really just wanted to make an album that felt like fun.".  Who wouldn't want to listen to that!

5.  Some days...

Have a great weekend!  See you next week.


  1. I used to use these candy eyes for all sorts of sweet treats when the boys were younger.

  2. My daughter went to see Carrie Underwood in Las Vegas and because she and the others in her party were all wearing almost matching outfits - dressy dresses with denim jackets and cowboy boots - they were pulled out of line and given front row seats!! I think she framed the ticket when she got home.