Curt and Barb came over for dinner on Wednesday evening. I made lasagna, a tossed salad and garlic bread. For dessert I made chocolate lasagna for the first time. I thought that would be a lot of fun since we had lasagna for dinner. I’m including pictures and the recipe for you. I used mini-chocolate chips on the top. It was absolutely delicious. We shared some with the building manager and maintenance man here at the apartment. They were both very appreciative. I would have been very happy to just eat this entire pan of dessert instead of dinner!
Just look at those delicious layers. Yum!
So easy and so good!
After I finished the Christmas stockings, it was fairly late in the evening, so I decided to whip up a dish cloth. This is using the lemon peel crochet stitch and I did finish it that night and have already given it away.
I received a surprise gift in the mail from Regina at the “Plain Christian Housewife” blog on my sidebar. Two delicious teas, and two beautiful bookmarks that she crocheted. I believe she also made the beautiful card. Thank you so much Regina. I don’t drink coffee, but I do love tea and hot chocolate. And I’ll definitely use the bookmarks.
I saw this funny on Facebook and thought many of you would appreciate it. 😂🤣😂
Dennis is enjoying his new job. He works from eight in the morning until noon. Then we have the rest of the day to do whatever we want. It’s the best of both worlds. He still has a purpose every day, and they are also very happy with his skills.
We are also in the process of trying to plan our summer vacation. We will be heading back to London in September, but we want to go to Spokane with our camper for a few weeks during the summer like we did last year. We will also be housesitting for our friends in Spokane who are going to Italy for a week. Well, we will be parking our camper in their driveway and staying in the camper, but also watching over their house. We will have free use of the pool and the washer and dryer while we’re there! Wonderful perks! We will also be taking care of their little dog Izzy, who is best friends with Zoey, so that will be fun. The problem is trying to reserve campsites for on the way to Spokane and on the way home. During lockdown, a zillion people started camping because it was a way to get out and yet stay isolated. Now all of those people have discovered the joys of camping, and it’s hard to find spots unless you do it very early. So that’s what we will be doing in the afternoons this week, looking for places to stay.
The building here is having a “Share your craft,” Day on Wednesday. Whoever wants to, can go down and put anything that they like to do for a hobby out on display to share with the other residents. It will be a lot of fun to see the different things that people do. There are so many talented people that live here. One lady has a long arm quilting machine. They had to take the window out of the apartment in order to fit it in the room when they moved in!
Take care and I’ll be back again soon.
Blessings and hugs,
Blessings and hugs,
Interesting chocolate dessert with mini chocolate chips. Im.glad you had good time with friends. A friend brought dessert to our house last Friday for dinner we had with 8 people. It was a chocolate apple cake that she made and homemade whip cream 😋 . Hope you find spots to put your trailer at for a night to rest for your trip. Have a blessed week my friend~BeckyReplyDelete
For me, the winter time is the best to work on Christmas gifts. Love those stockings. That dessert looks delicious too.ReplyDelete
Sweet gift from a sister blogger!! Thank you for sharing that recipe, it has to be so delicious and so easy to make. A great dessert for company or sharing with others. The Christmas stockings are so cute, I see them being used for many Christmases.ReplyDelete
The stockings look fabulous! They are going to love them.ReplyDelete
A similar "discovery" thing happened to the beach area by Dave's family cottage. It used to be fairly quiet in the summer, with most people "city" going north to Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) for their beach days. But then COVID hit and people started looking for alternatives. They discovered Lake Erie, which is only 2 hours in the opposite direction. And despite everything opening up, they kept coming back
The last time Dave and I went down that way it was mid-September, and it took almost 20 minutes to get down the causeway (main road through the swamp/bay area) that leads to the cottage - it's normally a two minute drive.
HUMMMM QUE DELICIOSO SE VE ESE POSTRE BETSY, ME ENCANTA LA CREMA Y EL CHOCOLATE SON MIS PREFERIDOS, ¿ME MANDAS UA PORCION POR CORREO? JAJAJAJJA. AMO TUS CALCETINES, TAMBIEN ESTOY TEJIENDO MUCHO PARA NUESTRO PROXIMO INVIERNO, AUNQUE ESTAMOS CASI EN LAS PUERTAS DEL INFIERNO CON EL TERRIBLE CALOR QUE ESTAMOS PADECIENDO, ENCUENTRO ALIVIO EN EL TEJIDO, PRONTO PUBLICARE ALGUNAS FOTOS EN MI BLOG, HACE VARIOS DIAS QUE LO TENGO UN POCO OLVIDADO, HEMOS TENIDO MUCHOS CORTES DE LUZ DEBIDO A LAS ALTAS TEMPERATURAS, NO VEO LA HORA QUE LLEGUE EL OTOÑO Y TRAIGA ALGO DE ALIVIO A MI CALIENTE CIUDAD. QUE HERMOSO REGALO DE REGINA, ELLA ES MUY DULCE Y AMABLE, SIEMPRE LE ENVIO MENSAJE EN SU BLOG CUANDO PUBLICA ALGO. BENDICIONES PARA TI Y LOS TUYOS.ReplyDelete
HUMMMM HOW DELICIOUS THAT DESSERT LOOKS BETSY, I LOVE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE THEY ARE MY FAVORITES, CAN YOU SEND ME A PIECE BY MAIL? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I LOVE YOUR SOCKS, I AM ALSO KNITTING A LOT FOR OUR NEXT WINTER, ALTHOUGH WE ARE ALMOST AT THE GATES OF HELL WITH THE TERRIBLE HEAT WE ARE SUFFERING, I FIND RELIEF KNITTING, SOON I WILL PUT SOME PICTURES ON MY BLOG, I HAVE IT A LITTLE FORGOTTEN FOR SEVERAL DAYS, WE HAVE HAD MANY BLACKOUTS DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES, I CAN'T WAIT FOR AUTUMN TO COME AND BRING SOME RELIEF TO MY HOT CITY. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FROM REGINA, SHE IS VERY SWEET AND KIND, I ALWAYS SEND HER A MESSAGE ON HER BLOG WHEN SHE POSTS SOMETHING. BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS.Delete
The stockings are beautiful, Betsy!ReplyDelete
Okay....now I really believe you have some mystical power. How on earth did you get those three colorwork stockings done so fast? They are gorgeous as is all your work.ReplyDelete
The stockings turned out very nicely. Hopefully Santa will fill them right to the top.ReplyDelete
Your Christmas stockings are lovely. You are certainly a master at knitting; I love seeing your creations. I've never heard of Chocolate Lasagna, but in reading the ingredients it sounds delicious and your photo makes me wish I was there to partake of a serving :) Thanks for the recipe.ReplyDelete
God bless you,
Such pretty stockings! Well done! I didn't know that Dennis got a job, I must have missed that. Hope he likes it!ReplyDelete
Love those stockings! That pattern sure is pretty but looks difficult. That dishcloth is pretty, too.ReplyDelete
The Christmas stockings that you made are a lot larger than I thought. A very good size for holding lots of loot. Good idea using yarn easily found...just in case you need to make more,ReplyDelete
The chocolate lasagna looks SO delicious, sort of like a trifle but in neat layers.
I hope you find camping spots for the coming summer. When we RV'd we would park at rest stops if it got late and we hadn't found a regular campground. We didn't need hook-ups so we were able to do that. Granny M
The stockings are just beautiful!!! They are going to love them. And the dishcloth is so pretty. I love your building. I wish I was your neighbor. First I could come to dinner and taste that scrumptious food and then all the crafting talents! You really did land in a perfect location.ReplyDelete
I know here camping became very popular. We never had a camper sales place in town and now there are two! We are a rural county and have many campgrounds that people visit from all over our state (there is an amusement park in the next county). There were waiting lists and people who park their campers there all season lost out if they did not reserve in time. Most of the campgrounds added spaces and now there are tons of available long term and short term spaces being advertising. I wonder if camping is a passing fancy for some? I guess we will see how it all shakes out! Enjoy your travel planning and I hope it all works out!
Hi Betsy! Your dinner sounded so yummy, including that dessert! I love your Christmas stockings...they are so nice and a great color. Good luck planning your trip this summer.ReplyDelete
Hey Betsy! Your Christmas stocking are beautiful! You are so smart and get so much done. Glad things are going well for you and Dennis. Your summer plans sound wonderful. We have company coming for dinner Sunday and then company coming again next weekend. I've just got to try that dessert lasagna. It sounds out of this world delicious! Got to decide which company gets it. :) Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
What lovely stockings, and what a great idea to choose a yarn you know you can find more of if needed. Best wishes for your travel planning.ReplyDelete
Time to go make supper. That dessert is making my tummy growl....
The stockings turned out great Betsy!! They are so festive. Glad to hear you will be doing some camping this summer - I know you both enjoy it so much.ReplyDelete
Such wonderful stockings, and what a clever idea to select a yarn of which you are confident that you will be able to acquire more should you require it. I hope that your travel preparations go smoothly.ReplyDelete
The stockings are so pretty. And I like the yarn you used for the dishcloth (my fave pattern, too). The folks in your building sure do a lot of fun activities. Nice that Dennis is able to work mornings and have the rest of the day free. Good luck working out your summer plans. Take care.ReplyDelete