Five Friday Favorites

Five Friday Favorites 9.25.15 _

Each Friday, I post my five favorite things from the week. I hope you enjoy this week’s Five Friday Favorites! Click here to see previous editions!

  1. Favorite personal finance article/post. The Frugalwoods have done it again. I loved their post this week about how to maintain friendships and frugality. I don’t know about you, but keeping up with my friends while staying on track with my budget is one of the hardest parts of being frugal. Mrs. Frugalwoods offers some great tips, ranging from inviting friends over for dinner instead of going out to ordering a small entrée at an obligatory work lunch. The article reminded me how much fun I used to have doing really simple things with friends, like spending a night in playing board games. Just because we all make a little more money now doesn’t mean we have to spend it all to have fun together!
  1. Favorite non-personal finance article/post. Now for a little shameless Boston plug. I love the NY Times’ “36 hours in” series, and this week they featured Boston! I thought the tips for what to do were great. I would especially recommend hitting up #7 (I may or may not have had something to do with those awesome swings in my former job!).
Me and BF at Swing Time

Me and BF at Swing Time (That’s him, I’ve given up on hiding his face. Isn’t he cute?)

  1. Favorite thing I did this week. This week, I helped celebrate the birthday of a close friend with a party that was nothing short of awesome. Her super sweet boyfriend got some friends together to form a Beatles cover band (she loves the Beatles), who performed at a surprise party. It was so fun to get together with so many friends, eat delicious food (and cake!) and celebrate a special occasion.
That is one awesome yellow submarine birthday cake!

That is one awesome yellow submarine birthday cake!

  1. Favorite recipe. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been doing some freezer cooking, and this week I thought I’d share the winning freezer food recipe. These enchiladas (fittingly called the best chicken enchiladas ever), from Gimme Some Over, are simple to make and super delicious. I made two pans a few weeks ago and we’ve pulled them out on weeknights for a quick, healthy dinner. They will definitely be appearing on our dinner table again in the near future!
  1. Favorite quote. I’m feeling a bit existential today, so I’m going to go with this great quote from The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Do you believe that life is inevitable or incidental?

The love story of his life exemplified not Es muss sein! (It must be so), but rather Es konnte auch anders sein (It could just as well be otherwise) _

What are some of your favorite things from this week?

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16 thoughts on “Five Friday Favorites

  1. That swing looks amazing! Definitely would love to get on one of those. I need to check out this “Gimme Some Oven” – people have referenced recipes from there multiple times and everything always just sounds great. My fiance & I love enchiladas too, so this recipe would be great to try! 🙂


  2. I love the 36 hours series! They uncover some really fun (and often free) gems, and of course the best restaurants. Those swings look awesome, and Boston in the fall is really magical.


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