Friday Favorites {Week 34}

Friday Favorites

I know I’m probably saying this every Friday, but where did the week go?!  Last weekend flew by with my sister and her family visiting from out of state.  Having Monday off seemed to throw off our entire schedule.  But here we are again, having survived another week!  Some favorites of this past week:

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1. Apple picking – Even though my son went apple picking yesterday on a class trip, we still decided to make a quick trip to a local orchard.  We went while my sister was up visiting and our kids loved picking apples with their cousins.  And of course it wouldn’t be apple picking without stopping for some cider doughnuts and apple cider.  It was ridiculously crowded and we waited in line for over an hour to get doughnuts.  They were good, but they weren’t even hot!  Definitely not worth the long wait with antsy children.  We have been enjoying eating the apples, which are almost all gone.  I’m hoping to bake some type of treat with a few of the ones we have left.

Bike Riding

2.  Bike Riding – Our son, who has been fighting learning to ride his bike for what feels like forever, finally learned to ride his bike!  We all had off from school and work on Columbus Day, so the Weekend Chef had wanted the family to go on a hike.  The kids were not into it at all and our daughter suggested instead that they go bike riding (since the Weekend Chef and I don’t own bikes!).   We have a local park near us that has a track that is perfect for bike riding.  After a couple of shaky laps, our son finally got the hang of it and was riding like a pro!  It was very exciting.  And of course, the boy who complained about not wanting to go bike riding didn’t want to leave to go home!

3. Favorite bookmarked recipe of the week – This Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.  I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I love all things buffalo chicken.  This sounds like a perfect cold weather comfort dinner that will be making it onto our weekly meal plan soon.

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4.   Netflix – The Weekend Chef and I have just finished watching the last episode of The Killing on Netflix this past week.  I know I’ve mentioned in previous Friday Favorites that we’ve enjoyed this show.  This show kept us up much later than I had planned on several nights because an episode would end on a big cliffhanger and we’d have to start the next episode to see what happened next.

NYCC 2015             NY Comic Con 2015

5. NYCC – a.k.a. New York Comic Con.  My brother-in-law’s company is in the process of creating two comic book series.  He was in town with my sister and her kids since he had a booth at Comic Con to promote the comic books.  He had an extra ticket, so the Weekend Chef spent pretty much all day Saturday in the city, helping at the booth.  He did get a chance to walk around a bit and saw lots of people in costume and displays like the ones pictured above.

I’m linking up with Tif @ Bright on a Budget, Amanda from Meet @ The Barre and Andrea @ Momfessionals!  Have a great weekend!



  1. Apple picking sounds like so much fun! We don’t have a place to do that around here, but we did got to the Dallas Arboretum to see pumpkins this week and it was awesome! So many pumpkins! Happy Friday!

    • Yes, pumpkins are fun this time of year too! I saw the pic of that huge pumpkin you got! Wow! We haven’t decorated any pumpkins yet, which is something we often do as well.

  2. I love buffalo chicken ANYTHING, so that shipyard’s pie is going to be on my dinner menu next week! Looks amazing! Have a great weekend!

    • Yes, I love buffalo chicken as well! Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. Apple picking is a big thing up here too…we went a few weeks ago and we still have some apples to get through!! 🙂 My husband loved The Killing but I didn’t watch it…we’re hooked on Brooklyn 99 & Gotham right now!

    • Ooh, haven’t checked out Brooklyn 99 or Gotham. The Killing was definitely suspenseful! If you have Netflix, all seasons are on and I recommend!

    • Yes, apple picking is lots of fun! It’s definitely a New York fall must-do fall activity.

    • Yeah, we will never do that again! They weren’t even hot. We’ve been so busy that I still haven’t baked yet and we’ve eaten almost all the apples! But yes, it’s the perfect time for baking with them. Store bought ones will have to do.

    • Yes they are! Especially, when hot and fresh! We only get them once a year when we go apple picking.

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