I was awake early, and decided there was time – a few hours later, these lovelies were cooling:
There was housework to do, laundry to finish up, a drive to town to get oil changed on the vehicle and check on the progress of the camera repair (still not fixed!) – oh, and a quick stop at the quilt shop to get another piece so I could finish up row # 7 in the Row by Row club.
Back home, and there was a little bit of ironing to do – and then I decided to reward myself with some time at the sewing machine.
While dinner was being prepared:
I made real progress on the Row by Row. It’s a few days late for Design Wall Monday, but here’s what my wall looks like at the end of the day: I’ve made some changes to the original (see my last post), but it’s coming along. The next row will be ready to pick up early November.
While getting the bread going in the morning, I decided a nice dessert would go well with what DH had planned for dinner. What I really wanted was a Black Forest Cake, but not having all the ingredients, we had to settle for a Mock Black Forest Cake:
Normally we go out for dinner on our anniversary, but a couple of weeks ago, DH found a deal – and because he loves to cook, we decided to stay in. I must say that dinner was as good as any restaurant meal. The menu:
Duck a L’orangeTopped with a Honey Mead wine (purchased on our trip to Oregon a few months ago), and finished with chocolate cake – what can I say but ………. yuuummmy
Green beans with mushrooms
The duck was done to perfection:
Candles set just the right mood:
We toasted 38 years together:
And then had to laugh when we discovered that the brandy cherries used in the cake …………….. hadn’t been pitted!!!!
Happy celebrations . Blessings, Peg