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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Catch up of the week..Gardnerville twice..Birthday cake for Karen. Cheri, another recipe for you :)

 Where has the week gone?!!  We've mostly been around the house with the exception of Thursday and Friday. 

I've been getting a notice that my pills are ready at Raley's in Gardnerville. I didn't think I needed them but we thought well why not go get them.  They had filled the prescription but my new insurance wouldn't pay for them because it wasn't time for a refill..well duh! I had Molly put them back and we'll get them when it's time. Pretty much a wasted trip as I didn't want to go by Walmart yet. 

Driving over to Gardnerville Ken saw this dragon on the side of the mountain. I could also see a woman laying down with her hands over her head :)   Deb, I know you'll appreciate the shadows... :) 

It was lunch time so we thought we'd give Sharkey's Casino a try once more. They've gone back to "normal" You wear your mask/shield to the table and take it off.  It's still ridiculous but better than it was.  

We enjoyed our linner and I brought some of mine home. Headed home and the day was pretty much done. 

Friday morning Ken wanted to hook up one of the trailers and go get wood in Gardnerville at the nursery they sell 1/2 cords.  Well, another wasted trip as they had the wood, but went from $195 to $220.  It was expensive in the first place but this is ridiculous. Guess that's why they have so many in front of the store.   Ken called Sammy our firewood guy and he's down in Bakersfield cutting wood.  Probably another couple of weeks before he'll be back with some. Oh well.  

Ken started thinking (I really hate when he does that LOL) so we decided to head over to Carson City to the place we bought our Honda generator and see if they have any wood splitters. Ken wants one with a Honda motor. They don't sell them, but gave a couple of leads on where to go.  

As it turns out we were right across the street from Betsy's Big Kitchen. A delicious linner was had. Not the plan, we thought we'd be home for lunch but with the trip to Carson it didn't happen.  We talked with Matt (he clears the tables and such) his last day is next week so we'll make a point to see him and take a little good bye gift. 

We headed home and then over to Karen's for a Happy Hour.  

Saturday morning I ran to Raley's to get a couple of things to make Karen a birthday cake.  Her birthday is Tuesday but she'll be in CA with John.  Her whole family will be over this afternoon to celebrate. 

The first layer, chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting and bananas..
2nd layer, white cake, cream cheese frosting and strawberries...
The sides are cool whip..
Chocolate cake with little m and m's...

Got the one she requested done and a smaller one for kids or whoever. 

Just about time to head over! 

Cheri, here's another. Easy and delicious. Ken really likes these! 

Apple Banana Muffins (Low carb)..This recipe doesn't call for any sugar. 

2 eggs (I use egg beaters)

1 C mashed banana 

1 tbsp butter or coconut oil melted

1 1/2 C almond flour

3/4 tsp baking soda 

3/4 cup apple, peeled and chopped (I don't peel mine)

Preheat oven to 350

Spray muffin cups (about 9)

Combine eggs, banana and butter in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside

Combine dry ingredients  in medium bowl. Add dry to wet. ( I just mix in same bowl)

Fold in apple. 

Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups

Bake 16 to 18 minutes until golden brown and tooth pic come out clean. 

Cool and enjoy.  

I sometimes add flax, raisins, nuts etc. They always come out yummy! 

Have a great evening! Time to celebrate a special friend's birthday 💖


  1. WOW! Now THAT'S a CAKE!!! Looks super delicious!! I've been through Gardnerville on the motorcycles several times. I do love that area, except for that white stuff that falls occasionally. I am glad to say at least I'm not the only one who sees things in the distant mountains. Pretty cool.

    1. Thanks Nancy! Gardnerville is such a pretty area with the huge mountains that surround it! Pricey zip code though!

  2. Wow. That cake. You outdid yourself. I wonder if Sharkey's went back to the original rules because of customers saying "no" and walking out like you and Ken did. Money talks!

    1. thank you! I don't know but between Betsy's and Sharkeys it is nice. I'll be glad when they get rid of the whole "walk to the table w mask/shield on"..so ridiculous!

  3. You can see both the lady laying down and the fire breathing dragon.
    The cake looks divine. Can only imagine how tasty it was.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks Rick...I didn't eat any but everyone said it was delicious. Love the shadows.