Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday's Hunt #5...

I enjoy having a set of guidelines for blogging on Fridays, so here we go again!

This week's prompts are...

Starts with "E"...

I could have chosen and easy E word and gone with eggs...I have plenty of those right now, but instead I chose the word EAT.  We all do it...and it's oh so much more fun if we have a good recipe to try!  Here's a photo of what we were eating last week...

Avocado Mango Salad
Last week, Jim and I were going to a meal with an Indian theme, and I was to take a salad.  I googled Indian Salads, and this recipe popped up.  It was absolutely delicious!  Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it...I don't think you'll be disappointed!


Combine the following ingredients in a bowl:

Lettuce, washed and torn
1 peeled and sliced ripe mango
1 peeled and sliced avocado
1 sliced red pepper

1 crushed garlic clove
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

Combine dressing ingredients, pour over salad and toss until well coated.

Chill and enjoy!

The second prompt is "Week's Favorite"...

I could have chosen just about any picture from the snow storm and called it my favorite, but this one wins...

It was Sunday morning, and folks were beginning to shovel out from the big storm.  Jim had just come inside from opening up for the milk truck and to warm up and have some breakfast, when out of the corner of my eye I saw one of our Amish neighbors walking up the road, kids in tow.  The two older girls (maybe 1st and 2nd grade ?) were carrying small shovels, and the two littler ones were riding on a plastic sled, pulled by their Dad. They had walked about a half mile to check on a couple who lives in the house you see in the picture. They discovered that Jake and Lydia were fine, and started their walk home when they noticed that the neighbor who lives to the right had just opened his garage door to begin what must have seemed like an overwhelming task.  No problem.  Melvin and his four little ones pitched in to help him, and in what seemed like no time at all, the driveway was clear! That's what you call being neighborly, and it's one of my favorite things about our community!

The last prompt is "Sky"...

I used this picture in my post about digging out, but I think this sky is so gorgeous I'll use it again here.  Not a cloud in sight the morning after the blizzard, and I just love the brilliant blue...

Here's another one, for good measure.  The sunrise this morning was beautiful...but only for a few minutes until the sun disappeared behind the clouds...

I just wish the tower and telephone pole didn't have to always be in the picture, but oh well, it's pretty anyway!

I hope your weekend is a good one!  Click here for more links to Friday's Hunt, with Teresa.


  1. I love those pictures. On my drive to work, I often see many Amish children on their way to school. They ride scooter bikes, even in the snow. Your salad looks tasty. I might try that dressing. -Jenn

  2. That salad looks quite yummy! It sounds like fun to go to a themed dinner party. I really enjoyed your story of a great community! It's nice when there's people around to help each other out. Snow pictures are always great (especially when you aren't the one shoveling it). The sky is amazing in that last shot! Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt!

  3. Alicia, Great photos with good stories to with them. It was nice to see neighbors helping neighbors. That is a lot of snow!! Eating is a good word with a delicious salad. Sylvia D.

  4. Wow, you got the snow we didn't get north of New York City - it is pretty indeed. We see the amount of snow well as the bovine ambles up the plowed path. It is nice to have inquiring neighbors to help when needed. What lovey pictures of the wrath and the beauty of nature...

  5. Your salad looks very tasty and I'' print that recipe for dressing.

    What a great picture and a great lesson to give his children to help folks to give them a sense of being worthy and good neighbour.
    Thanks for sharing this very beautiful photo. It's my favourite too.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Lovely photos ! The salad looks YUMMY ! WOW ! lots of snow there . thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  7. What very pretty photos this week. Your salad looks so yummy. I think it must be so nice to live in a community like that.

  8. I love all your pictures and the story of neighbors helping neighbors really brightened my day!

  9. Oh that salad sounds really good! I too have a power pole and line in front of the window, we asked them to move it but unless its rotten they will charge us so there it stays (for now)

  10. A beautiful sunrise no matter what. So sweet that everyone helped out.

  11. I'm so impressed with neighbours who so willingly help each out! You do live in a great place, Alica! That salad sounds delicious!

  12. Great story about neighbors. : )

  13. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and an uplifting snippet about kind neighbors! We all need more uplifting moments like that :)

    Enjoy this brand new month!


  14. That salad looks good. We got 16 inches and also helped each other dig out. Gotta love this country. We look out for one another and work together. I like your barn photo. The sky is super blue.


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