Friday, May 22, 2020
Do any of you have trouble keeping track of the days? I do. And I was talking to a friend this morning who said she has the same problem. Any day can be Friday to me. But I still think this cartoon is cute.
We started out with celebrating my birthday in the hospital and now we celebrated Joe's birthday on Wednesday in lockdown. I think his was better.
I had ordered a cake for him from our favorite bakery, Haegele's (pronounced Hay-glee).
Haegele's has been in business since 1930. I knew the orginial owners since we attended the same church. They still had their nice German accents even though they had been in the U.S. for so long.
I asked Joe if we wanted to take a ride with me to get it and he did. I ordered it for pickup at 1:00 p.m. and it was there waiting for us. Such a pretty cake. And so delicious too.
When we got back Joe said he wanted to take a nap. And so he did. If you can't take a nap on your birthday, when can you?
For dinner I made his favorite -- lamb chops. I had to ask for them at Shoprite and wait for 20 minutes while they cut them, but it was worth all of that. I googled how to cook them and they were perfect. Melt in your mouth good. I asked Google for the recipe for perfect lamb chops. I had some olive oil and butter melted in an iron skillet. Then I put in the chops, added salt and pepper to them and let them cook on the first side for 3 minutes. Then I flipped them, put on more salt and pepper, and cooked them for 3 1/2 minutes. Be careful that you don't put too much salt on them. I used just a pinch on each one.
I also had baked potatoes and Italian green beans. Dinner was delicious. Joe is still raving about it.
Then we had the cake for dessert.
I got a two toned cake -- a chocolate top layer and yellow bottom layer -- with buttercream icing.
Even though I got the smallest cake they made, we weren't going to eat an entire cake. We shared some with our neighbors. I got a message back saying it was yummy.
I had forgotten to get Joe a card. While he was taking his nap I went to Rite Aid and got him one.
He got a few cards and I hung them on the bannister.
Even the sunset was so beautiful.
I have so much to show you and tell you so I hope I have time to blog some more this coming week. Usually I sit down to do a post and end up falling asleep because it is almost midnight! But I will make a real effort to catch up with things.
Hope you all have a good evening.