Saying good bye on Monday...
Sunday we took our time getting ready and then we left. Ken and Eric had been talking about the homeless population in Sacramento so we took a drive toward North Highlands (where we used to live years ago) down Roseville Road. WOW! It's amazing they are camped everywhere! There was a grocery store that was near our home that the back is totally graffitied up. Homeless camps everywhere.
We headed down another section of Roseville Rd and it's amazing how all the way down the road there are homeless camps. They city /county has put tractor tires on the side of the road to protect the camps. There are porta potties set up along with dumpsters. Too bad the camps don't appear to use them as it's just garbage everywhere. What a shame. I've got video I'll try and post when I have time..One video is 44 seconds and we are driving the whole time. One camp after another!Roseville Rd..
Don't know why Sacramento encourages and enables this!
Once we finished our drive we were headed home. Made a last minute decision to visit Edelweiss, our favorite restaurant in Auburn, CA. It was nearing 1130 so thought we'd have an early lunch. They were packed and there was a wait of about 30 minutes. Nope we've got a good ride home. We went across the street to Cafe Delicias a Mexican Restaurant we used to go to all the time.My Fajitas..oh so yummy! Lots came home with us!
Ken's plate of 3 enchiladas..nothing came home from his plate LOL..
There was no wait there, for awhile we were the only ones inside. We ordered, enjoyed our drinks and then oohed and awed when the food came out!
We arrived home about 1630. I made some tacos up for Adam and Erin so they'd be ready when they got here. As it was Adam had to work until 1630 so they got here later than expected. They ate, we visited and enjoyed their company until it was time to call it a night.
Monday morning I had my first appointment with my new doctor. Danny is the same one Ken has and he is quite personable and caring. He came in about 0910 and I didn't get out of there until almost 1030. Most of that was spent on history etc. I like the fact he's not in a hurry to get you out and he listens. I did tell him thank you for saving Ken's life with his lung issue. He did tell me that if Ken would have waited a few days more, the end result would have been totally different.
We left there and I called the kids to tell them we were going to Dini's for a late breakfast as neither of us had eaten. Invited them to join us, but they were making pancakes.
Once done we went home. The weather was cold, and blustery so around 1300 the kids left. They were going around Lake Tahoe on the way home. I sent them with sandwiches, chips and soda. They could only stay one night as Erin had to work Tuesday morning. A little time was better than nothing.
Because the weather was so bad, we became couch potatoes for the day. Sure don't want to make that a habit! We enjoyed our dinner of left overs. Easy peasy!
I was wide awake at 0300, thinking I'd never go back to sleep. Uhhh hate it when that happens! Well, I did and it was 0630 when I woke! Hate it when that happens too! We had gotten a dusting of snow overnight.
A dusting of snow..and WIND!
Ken wasn't hungry for lunch but I had a little something and then decided to bake some cookies.
Another blustery, cold day with a little light snow here and there, but didn't stick.
Another day down, and it's Happy Hour time! Have a great evening!
Cheri, This one's for you! More coming :)
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!
I wouldn't go that far, but as far as good for you cookies they're awesome!
2 1/2 c almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup or more of chocolate chips (or any kind) I used Lilly's sugar free..
1/2 c salted butter melted (or soft)
3/4 c coconut palm sugar ( This is where I substitute a medium or large banana mashed)
1 large egg or (equivalent egg beaters)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together butter and (sugar) or banana until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla until well combined. Add Almond flour, baking soda to wet ingredients and mix. Add chips.
Dough will be soft so stick in freezer for 10 minutes or fridge for 1/2 hour.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Remove dough from fridge and take tablespoon size dough and roll a ball and flatten..not all the way though. Parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. (Mine are 11)
Remove from oven (cookies will be soft) place tray on cooling rack for 5-10 minutes.
Cookies will harden as they cool. Enjoy!
I added some flax and chopped walnuts to this recipe...