Friday, May 22, 2020

JOE'S BIRTHDAY



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.

Kathy


7 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Joe!! What a delicious cake, I love the two different layers,, even more special to come from such a well established bakery. Its nice to buy local. I can't wait til we find out what you've been up to!take care Kathy,

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  2. Hi Kathy! Happy Birthday to Joe!! Sounds like he had a great day. I love that cake. It looks delicious. Philly has some of the best bakeries anywhere! I will look forward to another of your posts soon. I always enjoy seeing what you and Joe are up to! Have a good weekend!

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  3. Happy Birthday to Joe🎈 That cake looks yummy...inspired to get both flavors. And the birthday dinner looks delicious, too. That lamb chop formula. is the same one I use for frying a steak.

    Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!

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  4. I'm losing track of the days too. I only realised yesterday that next week is supposed to be the half term holiday!

    It looks like you've celebrated Joe's birthday well, despite being in quarantine! That cake also looks delicious. 💜

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  5. Happy birthday Joe! I love the 2 flavor cake! They had a spot on the news about losing days. It seems a LOT of people are having the same issue.It helps that my devotional has the day at the top of the page. Yay!Stay pawsitive!

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  6. Looks like a nice birthday! We are hoping to meet up with our son and family to celebrate our 2 granddaughters' birthdays. Not yet. Although the parks have opened up there so maybe we will next weekend or so. Outdoor time would be good with food and a cake I will make. Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday to Joe. The cake was beautiful. And his supper sooo tasty! You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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