Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Friday!

It's Friday! Yeah! And at my house, we call it Free Friday. Mainly because I give the kids the day off from chores and piano practice. For me, because it's my day to take it easy. I let myself go back to bed after they leave if I want, I can work out . . . or not, and I don't have to do a dang thing except go out on a fun date with the hubby.

The OTHER reason I'm so excited about this day is because KarenG is having a blogging bar-b-que. And what's that, you say? I'll tell you! It's a great way to make new friends and get new followers, which we all want!

Go to Karen's site and meet new people! Follow me if you aren't already and your reward will be something fabulous, darling!

See you at Karen's!


KarenG said...

Free Friday is a great idea. My kids would have loved that, since they have this strange idea that I was always working them to death. They got free Sunday, does that count?

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Karen- I can't take all the credit! I got it from my sister. And funny thing. My kids think I work them to death too! Ha! They'll turn out to be great in the end and thank me!

JW said...

Free Friday sounds fab! Enjoy. :) You found a new follower in me, I look foward to reading your blog. Enjoy the journey, Janelle

LTM said...

Hey! Need any ice? We can build an igloo... No, I had to use most of it to cool Alex down... j/k :D glad to meetcha! Yay, Free Friday!

Old Kitty said...

Free Fridays sound so wonderful! It should be a universal law! :-)

Have a great day!
Yay for KarenG's blogging bbq!!! what a party!!

Take care

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi! I popped over for the BBQ fun. It's always great to make new blog friends.

Oh, I love the idea of Free Friday - I'm sure my kids would love it too! LOL. :-)

Laura Kaye said...

Hi, popped over from the BBQ! Glad to meet you and am following! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Love the free friday idea. Great blog too. I'm a follower now from Karen's blog BBQ.

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Angie said...

I love Fridays too. Especially the date part. :) Have fun at the BBQ.

Gretchen said...

Everyone needs a Free Friday! I'm from the BBQ and just want to say I love your choice of background design on your blog. Following you.

Vicki Rocho said...

...passing through from the BBQ...

I love Free Friday...there are so many Fridays where I'd like to go back to bed. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, too, come to think of it! ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Free Friday sounds lovely- I'd like that every week!

I'm over from Karen's- I'm haikuing at my blog this weekend. Yay!

Joanna St. James said...

stopped by from Karen G's and i love the idea of free fridays, I wish I could get that but my toddler won't let me

Shellie said...

We call it 'Fun Friday' and it's great FUN. Saying hi from the BBQ and happy to be a follower.

Shellie said...

We call it 'Fun Friday' and it's great FUN. Saying hi from the BBQ and happy to be a follower.

Shellie said...

We call it 'Fun Friday' and it's great fun! Saying hi from the BBQ and happy to be a new follower.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Free Friday does sound great, especially to an over-worked blood courier.

I came over from Karen's blog. I'm glad I found yours. Roland

Kaitlyn said...

Hi! Stopping by from the blog BBQ to say hello. I'm your newest follower =D


Nicole MacDonald said...

Hi :) I popped over from Karens blod, nice to meet you!

Brenda Drake said...

Stopping by from KarenG's BBQ blogfest. Free Fridays is just a wonderful idea. We all need a day to rest. Nice to meet you! :D

Talei said...

Hello Melissa,

Congrats on your getting your book published!

I'm also dropping in from Karens BBQ party - and I'm really curious - what is a frogs eye salad?

Ps: I'll take one of those Free Fridays too please! Great idea. ;)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks for visiting! This BBQ idea is a grat idea!

DJ Kirkby said...

Free Friday rocks! I came over from Karen's BBQ to say hello and find out more about this frogs eye salad, what is it?

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Recipe to frog eye salad!


* 1 cup white sugar
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1 3/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 3 quarts water
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 (16 ounce) package acini di pepe pasta
* 3 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
* 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits, drained
* 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
* 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 1 cup miniature marshmallows
* 1 cup shredded coconut


1. In a sauce pan, combine sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pineapple juice and eggs. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat; add lemon juice and cool to room temperature.
2. Bring water to a boil, add oil, remaining salt and cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, egg mixture, mandarin oranges, pineapple and whipped topping. Mix well and refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Before serving add marshmallows and coconut. Toss and serve.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi - here from Karen B's BBQ to say hello and follow *smiling*

WHen I worked a 9-5 job, Fridays were my best evenings - so work the next day and the beginnings of the weekend -ah! Now, I sometimes forget which is weekend and which is regular ole day!

Simon Kewin said...


I've finally made it over to your blog via Karen's. Thanks for dropping by mine and for the follow. It's much appreciated.

Catherine said...

Just popped by from Karen G's BBQ party to say hi and follow another blog that looks interesting - hope you reciprocate! It's a great way to meet new bloggers, this BBQ, I've acquired a lot of new followers and past my century already!
all the best, Catherine

Deniz Bevan said...

Hi Melissa! Great to meet you at Karen's BBQ!

Avenues of Awareness said...

Grand Idea!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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