Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 5, 2024

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Five on Friday - April 5, 2024

Here we are on the first Friday in April.  Thanks for stopping by Five on Friday today.  Let's jump right in ~

1.  Krispy Kreme Eclipse Doughnuts
Monday is a big day around here.  The solar eclipse is going to be passing right through our area!  Krispy Kreme and Oreo has teamed up to celebrate by bringing us a special total solar eclipse doughnut.  Yes, please!  They are only here for a short time so grab them while you can.

2.  National Caramel Day
Today is National Caramel Day!  I have been wanting to make some homemade caramel for a while and today just might be the day I do it.  The method I'm going to try is to take a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, remove the wrapper, place it in a large pot, fill the pot with water so that the can is submerged entirely, place the pot on the stove over high heat, and let it boil for an hour or so.  The longer it cooks, the thicker and richer it will become.  The key is to make sure the can stays completely covered with water.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

3. Pop-Tart Crunchy Poppers
Okay fellow Pop-Tart lovers, we have a new snack to try!  Pop-Tart Crunchy Poppers are making their way into stores and I can't wait to give them a try.  Crunchy Poppers come in two flavors:  Strawbery Crunch and Frosted Brownie Crunch.  They are individually packaged making them a no-prep, no-mess snack.  The price tag is $3.99 for a 5-count box and $6.59 for a 10-count box.  

Did you read The Lincoln Highway, A Gentleman in Moscow, or Rules of Civility?  The author of those books, Amor Towles, just released his newest book Table for Two.  This one is a bit different.  Table for Two contains several short stories.  I really liked The Lincoln Highway so I'm curious to read this one.  Here's the summary ~
Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood.

The New York stories, most of which take place around the year 2000, consider the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages.

In Towles’s novel Rules of Civility, the indomitable Evelyn Ross leaves New York City in September 1938 with the intention of returning home to Indiana. But as her train pulls into Chicago, where her parents are waiting, she instead extends her ticket to Los Angeles. Told from seven points of view, “Eve in Hollywood” describes how Eve crafts a new future for herself—and others—in a noirish tale that takes us through the movie sets, bungalows, and dive bars of Los Angeles.

Written with his signature wit, humor, and sophistication, Table for Two is another glittering addition to Towles’s canon of stylish and transporting fiction.

5.  So true...

Hope you have a great weekend!  We have a landscaping project going on and a few other outdoor things that I hope we can wrap up this weekend.  Oh, and there are all the Easter decorations we still need to take down.  See you back next week!

1 comment:

  1. I almost bought some Krispy Kreme doughnuts today but they had none of the amazing flavours that you keep sharing. Those Pop-Tart Crunchy Poppers sound interesting and something my girls would love!