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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Home from CA ..Adam and Erin visit..Cheri, this one's for you at the end! :)

Adam and Erin had their one year dating anniversary on Saturday...💖
Came to visit us on Sunday! 
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!

Got our coffee and treats, visited with our blogging friends and got the day going..slowly.  After breakfast Ken ran to town to take Joe some stuff that he couldn't get in his vehicle last time he was here. I did some cleaning here at home. Ken was going to bar b q chicken but it wouldn't have been fun with the wind and the cold. I put it in the oven and got some mashed potatoes going for him. 

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...


  1. Amazing that we have such poverty in this country. Too bad. Spring is here but some days I'm not so sure. Always good to have a doctor that you like and they listen to you. One year of dating. May be getting serious 😊

    1. Nothing wrong with being poor but you don't need to be pigs and that's what these people are. Yeah you've had different weather there for sure! Oh I'm pretty sure they are very serious :)

  2. That must have been a sad ride through that area especially since I am guessing your memories are quite different. Lunch looks delicious. Nice to find a doctor you are comfortable with. Your grandson and his girlfriend make a cute couple. The flay looks nice in the breeze. Stay safe.

    1. Really makes me mad that they let that mess happen. Honestly Roseville RD never was the "best" area but you could drive down it and not feel like you're being watched. Sure wouldn't want to break down there now. Sad cause it's a pretty good thoroughfare to the Arden area. Thank you Adam and Erin are really perfect for each other :) Love a flag flying high and proud :)

  3. Thank you Shirley. I can't wait to try these!! Grandson Jaxson loves to cook/bake when he's visiting. He's going to stay with me one day this week! Perfect timing!
    Those fajitas look amazing!! I was just talking to my sister about those yesterday, that I need to make some. It's a sign!!

    1. You are very welcome. I've got a great muffin recipe i'll do next so easy! How sweet to bake with your grandson :) Yep, pretty much that's what I always get when we get Mexican. :)

  4. They tried that in Merced County with the same result. No one used the dumpsters OR the outhouses. They even tried having them move into a building. That didn't work either. Seems they wanted to live "off the land". What a mess they had to clean up in the end. Turns out something like 98% were drug users.

    1. Oh I am sure that's what along here. Just want to live for free so they can get whatever $$ they get and buy drugs and alcohol. Such a shame. Gotta say Nevada isn't letting that happen. The BLM near Carson had several people living there and their RVS were nice! Unfortunately because they overstayed their 14 day limit now NO one can stay overnight even one night. Shame.

  5. Congratulations to Adam and Erin on their anniversary. That mexican food looked delicious. Roseville Road.....When the business left Glide Avenue Sondra rented an office in a nice strip mall on Myrtle Avenue just off of Roseville Road. She didn't renew the lease because of the invasion of these homeless drug users. BUT....I had no idea it was this bad. They have also made that beautiful new road where Kaiser is going to build a new hospital their home. I wish there was a solution and I'm glad none of us live there anymore.

    1. Believe me I'm glad we don't either! Unbelievable! Adam and Erin are such a cute couple! She is so sweet and she puts up with him haha. Oh I didn't know Kaiser was building. I love their Mexican Food, a little pricey but worth it.

  6. Looks like you are still keeping busy visiting and enjoying good food.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  7. That sounds like a busy time, sorry, I'm just catching up on everyone's latest posts. Cute pics of Adam and Erin, any future plans?
    The food, oh my! Those Mexican dishes make me drool for them! I will thank you for the cookie recipe too, not sure how they'll be in my convection oven but I'll give it a shot. :)