On Friday nights I sometimes share fun things from the week, and if you’ve kept up on the blog, you already know about what’s in the box in the photo above. Keep reading to hear more about the other fun things, and if you’ve been having any fun this week, do share about it in the comments!
Fun Thing #1: Persimmons Came in the Mail!
It started as one of those promises on Twitter that you’re never sure the person will actually remember, but Andrea from Rookie Cookery kept her promise and sent me an enormous box of Fuyu persimmons this week. The most fun of all has been discovering how much I love persimmons, who knew? I’ve been experimenting with recipes like mad, and have already posted Whole Wheat Couscous Salad with Persimmon, Grapes, Green Onion, Mint, and Pine Nuts. More persimmon recipes coming soon, including a salad with black beans, persimmons, and avocado! If you have good ideas for using persimmons, please leave them in the comments.
Fun Thing #3: Holiday Photo Project at Chookooloonks
Last summer at BlogHer I finally got to meet the beautiful-inside-and-out Karen Walrond from Chookooloonks, and this week she announced a holiday photo project that I’m proud to be participating in. The idea is so simple. Pick out any photo you’ve taken that you like, print it, send it to her, and she’ll share it with one of the kids who have to spend Christmas at Texas Children’s Hospital. It will help to make their holiday a little brighter, and you’ll get good karma galore! Read the full details of how to be part of this lovely idea at Chookooloonks.
Fun Thing #4: 9 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Blogging
The title says it all, so I can only add that I found out about 9 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Blogging on Twitter, and while all these lessons resonate with me, my personal favorite is number 5. (You’ll have to go read the post to see what number 5 is, then come back and let me know which of the lessons is your personal favorite.)
Fun Thing #5: Possibly, The. Best. Carrot. Recipe. Ever.
I say possibly because I haven’t tried My Favorite Carrots that I found at Cheat Day Cafe, but I’m totally charmed by the sound of carrots with mayo, onion, horseradish, and cheddar cheese. Melody uses bread crumbs, but I’m pretty sure I’d skip those. Cooked carrots are way on the bottom of my list, but this is a recipe I’m definitely going to try.
If you need just a little more Friday Fun, you can use the label for Five Fun Things on Friday to see fun things I’ve shared on other Fridays!