Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday's Fave Five: November 1

Welcome to the first November edition of Friday's Fave Five!  Thanks for stopping by!
  1. On Saturday my family took a day trip to Lancaster County, PA.  It's getting built up with stores, but the back roads are still lovely.  We wandered through an antiques store, visited the farmers' market, and had a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner.  I took my camera but no photos!
  2. At the farmers' market we purchased caramel dip, which is a new favorite of mine.  It's okay on bananas (but very sweet), good on its own, and fabulous on tart apples.  The ingredients are just brown sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla, so I might be able to make this on my own.
  3. I've been reviewing The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  I'll tell you more when I write the review post, but I am really liking the book.
  4. Our Bible study group had another low-attendance week, but the study and the discussion were wonderful.  We're studying 1 John using a Wiersbe study guide, and I'm enjoying it.
  5. I didn't have any really bad days this week, and I think we're getting closer to the right combination of medications!
What were the highlights of your week?  Answer in the comments or visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for more Friday's Fave Five.


  1. Wandering through an antiques store, visiting a farmer's market and having a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner - how lovely. It's my kind of activities will be very happy if I get to experience something like that. Glad you did.

    Wishing you a great weekend, Melissa.


  2. I would love to go to Lancaster PA although it would be more than a day trip for me! LOL!

    We are contemplating starting a home bible study for family and friends...our small church doesn't really offer one.

    Enjoyed stopping it again this week! If you would like, please join me for my giving thanks challenge in November...

  3. Yum - I miss caramel apples. As I've gotten older, I've grown allergic to pitted fruits (apples are considered pitted). It is lousy - it started with peaches and then cherries and plums and then apples. I can eat them cooked but not raw.

    I am glad you are finding the good days outweighing the bad. It has been a very long haul.

    Weirsbe is always good.

  4. So glad you had a great week!! Praise God! We did a family vacation to PA about 6 yrs ago during spring break and loved it! Lancaster County was one of our very fave spots after the Carnegie Mellon science museum in Pittsburgh. I hope you continue to have any more great days!!

  5. this post made me smile... glad you are finally getting on track with your meds..

  6. Good news about the med combos working! Lancaster County sounds like a great day trip. What sort of meal is a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner?

    My MIL used to make the best bread when I first met my hubby. Artisan bread sounds so delicious. I'm afraid I would sit down to the whole loaf!

  7. Your Wiersbe study sounds like it would be great.

    I'll be interested in your opinion of the Artisan Bread. I'd love to find a recipe for whole wheat bread with no oil or dairy.

    I'm glad you had a good week.

  8. Nice! And I'm really excited about #5. :-)


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