Welcome to Friday’s Fave 5, the weekly blessing list hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell The Story.

1. We’re passed the mid-winter mark on PEI –  springtime is not that far off despite February’s cold temperatures and stormy weather. The sun is shining a little longer every day. It’s very cheering to sit down to eat supper in daylight. And I heard the chickadee springtime call yesterday. Spring is on the way!

2.. Have you heard about this fiasco

We were chatting about the cover and Sarah posted our conversation as her facebook status. That, and the following comments, made me chuckle.

Sarah Kathryn MacPhee


    3. The PEI Music Awards were held last week and my boys’ band, Paper Lions, won Group Recording of the Year. And their 2007 youtube video, Travelling,  keeps moving up and up – it just passed the 3 million view mark! It reminds me of The Little Engine That Could! The band is heading down to the USA for a tour – keep your eye out for them. 

    4. I love stews, soups and chowders all year long but in the cold winter they taste especially good! This simple fish chowder is one of our favourites.

    Simmer together until tender: Fish (we generally use any frozen white fish), a couple of carrots, 3 potatoes, 2 stalks of celery and a good sized onion chopped. If you use fresh fish add it when the veggies are almost cooked. Drain the broth and keep it aside to thin soup if necessary. Add whole milk and a generous dab of butter plus salt and pepper to taste. Fresh parsley is a nice addition but dried will work too. Traditionally served with home-made biscuits and molasses but good with any hearty bread. It tastes even better the second day when the flavours have had a chance to meld.

    5. For my final favourite – the Romans Project hosted by Ann Voskamp and Scripture Typer. I really enjoy memorizing with Scripture Typer – it’s easy and fun. And it’s very encouraging to join with 3870 others as we commit to memory Romans 1, 8 and 12.

    Well I’m heading out to my Art Class for the evening. Believe me, I’m going to bundle up! It’s -35 with the wind chill. And it looks like another weekend storm is on the way. It’s a good old-fashioned winter as the oldtimers like to say! Plenty of snow for skiing, sledding, snowmen, and a perfect excuse to drink hot chocolate and snuggle inside!

    Hope you have a cosy weekend!

    Thanks so much for visiting!

    with love,

    14 thoughts on “Friday’s Blessing List

    1. Rosella says:

      Kathie – I’m making this for supper today!!! I only have frozen salmon but I’m sure it will be awesome. I’ll might add some muffin mania’s beer muffins too. Thanks for the recipe!!!


      1. Kathie Macphee says:

        Salmon will work – I really enjoy it although Roger prefers white fish. Hope you enjoy!!


    2. Crystal says:

      I’ve been thinking of you as we watched the news show this weekend’s storm move through your area. Staying inside in front of the fire with hot chocolate and cookies makes perfect sense 🙂 Your photos of the birds are just amazing – so clear and so close – I love seeing them. Blessings to you this week!


    3. nikkipolani says:

      I’m just shivering at the thought of your bundling up to go out while it’s 35 below! I loved the "mom" response to the Anne of Green Gables cover 😉 Like you, I’m definitely enjoying the advancement of spring!


    4. Laura says:

      Marilla when she was younger????!! That is crazy. Loved eavesdropping on your conversation. Somebody made a big marketing snafu there.

      Love the chickadee closeup. Lovely. Have a great week!


    5. brenda says:

      I love the Anne of Green Gables books and movies and it really bothers me that they would do that to a classic just to sell. It’s all about money, unfortunately.Congratulations on your son’s group!


    6. Jerralea says:

      Kudos to the Paper Lions!

      I cannot believe what they did to Anne! I hope someone does something about that soon. It was fun seeing the comments about it.

      Hope you are able to keep warm and cozy during the upcoming storm.


    7. ellen b says:

      Love your photos Kathie!! Oh my…what kind of cover is that for Anne books. Where’s the red hair, among other issues!!?Hats off to the Paper Lions.


    8. Brenda Boston says:

      MMM, I love fish chowder, I’ll have to give that recipe a try. I frequently walk by a fish store, so I’ll have to pick up a pound of white fish and make that this week.

      Congratulations to your boys! I watched that video when you posted it a while back and loved it!


    9. Judy says:

      I think there has been much discussion across the country about the new cover for ‘Anne’…and I have not heard any positive feedback as yet! Congrats to your boys!!!


    10. Susanne says:

      Congrats to the fellas on their award. That is very exciting!

      Chickadees are the cutest birds. I don’t think we have any around here. Not that I’ve been able to find anyway.

      That Anne cover is just an atrocity to the whole innocence and era of the Anne stories. The publisher who let that one get by needs to have a good wake up call.


    11. Beth says:

      That blonde Anne is sadly ridiculous. What did they think they were doing putting that girl in that pose with that hair on the cover? Crazy.

      I say spring can’t come soon enough and I’ve had nothing compared to your winter chill. Fish chowder looks wonderful. I must try it soon.

      Much love …


    12. Faith Turner says:

      We’re supposed to get snow too today so our school district closed which means i have the day off! no white stuff yet as of 6:30 a.m. Where my oldest goes to college (Gordon) they said the Boston area was supposed to have a blizzard and possibly 2 feet of the white stuff!! I loved reading Anne of Green Gables…I always thought it WAS spelled with an E on the end. That’s how the library books my children borrowed had it years ago when they were in elementary school. hm……the cover you show sure doesn’t match with the description of Ann(e)!! LOL……..I LOVE soups but sadly my husband isn’t too keen on them. He might like that fish chowder though! Keep warm and cozy this weekend!!


      1. Kathie Macphee says:

        Good morning Faith! Oh yes it Anne of Green Gables is spelled with an E – always 🙂 They got the spelling right but they sure didn’t pick a good model for the cover. It’s causing quite an uproar up here in Anne land.

        Enjoy your day off!


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