Friday Five: Take Five!

Despite being one of the proud founding matriarchs of the RevGalBlogPals, and one of the Friday Five hosts for a long time, I haven't done one of these in ages. But today's spoke to me for some reason... so here we go:

Whoosh! My calendar is packed. And June is almost gone! There's the old saying, "Bad luck comes in threes" but I've decided that "Busy-ness comes in fives!" So this week we'll take things five-at-a-time. Tell me:

1. Five flowers you'd like in a bouquet or in your garden:

I'm a terrible gardener. With five people and an aging cat, we're keeping everything alive that we possibly can. But if someone would tend them for me, I'd pick hydrangeas, any kind of orchid, roses, tulips and something carnivorous, because awesome.

2. Five books you want to read (or re-read):

I have 125 books on my Goodreads to-read list, but here are five that jump out at me today:

Endurance, by Frank Arthur Worsley Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss The Lifeboat: Charlotte Rogan Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed Lizz Free Or Die, Lizz Winstead

3. Five places you want to visit:

Iona, again. We're going in August and I. Can't. Wait. Cinque Terre, Italy Faroe Islands Argentina New Zealand, because Lord of the Rings.

4. Five people you'd invite for tea/coffee/beer and pizza:

Barack Obama Parker Palmer Louis CK Cyndi Lauper My dad

5. FIve chores or tasks you'd gladly give to someone else:

Bills/expenses/tracking tax stuff Laundry Dishes Grocery shopping Picking up socks and shoes. OMG, I am so sick of this.

BONUS: A five ingredient recipe! (This is harder than it sounds!)

I got this from O Magazine and haven't had the nerve, nor the Nutella, to try this yet.

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

1 13 oz jar Nutella 2 eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8 inch pan with foil.

In a large bowl, whisk together Nutella, eggs, and water. Stir in flour and salt and transfer to prepared pan. Bake until just set around the edges, 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely.

Remove brownies using foil. Cut and serve, discarding foil. Makes 9.