Shopping Around the World

Welcome my friends to another edition of Shopping Around the World.  This month my brother Phenny from across the pond helped us out again.  This month Phenny is highlighting potatoes – any way any kind.  We love potatoes here at the Hotel Thompson.  In fact, many of a time you can find me in the kitchen being mom’s sous chef when potatoes are being peeled.  Cause you know mom peels the potatoes right into my food dish.  Love those peels – all of the vitamins and nutrients are good for my coat.  Well that’s what I keep saying – snorts with piggy laughter.

Without further ado, I’m going to let mom take care of sharing a recipe of potatoes.  Why?  Because she is the official cook and this is something she can do without burning them… maybe.

Something that the hub loves is French fries – who doesn’t right?  Not only does he love French fries but he loves it when I fix these easy fries. Here is what you need:

1 pack of bacon ($2.50 on sale)

bunch of shredded cheese (one block of cheese was $2.50)

2 large potatoes (we buy a bag full that makes it around $0.50 for these 2 potatoes)

cooking oil (big bottle that I use to fry with – maybe $0.50)

We love home cooked French fries. I take the peel off of the potatoes and Bacon enjoys them. While he’s eating, I fry the bacon on the stove far far away from my baby – you know for obvious reasons. While the bacon is cooking, cut up your potatoes as skinny or fat as you want into strips. Fry your potatoes in hot oil on the stove. Don’t overcrowd and get them crispy.

While your potatoes are cooking, finish your bacon and chop your bacon up into pieces. Turn on your over to low and get out a baking tray. As your fries get done, drain them on paper towels and then put them on the baking sheet spaced out and not clumped together.  Remember to salt them and do your next batch.  While your second batch is cooking, grate up your cheese – as much as you want.

When your second batch of fries is done, do the same as the first.  Once all the fries are spread out on your baking, spread the grated cheese all over the top of them.  Put the baking tray in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese all over the french fries.  Pull the tray out and plate them topping them with the crumbled bacon.  These are great snacks for anytime – especially watching football games!



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Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Bacon


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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

Happy Thanksgiving to the best friends we could ever have!


I hope your day is full of love, family and hugs.  And let’s not forget food.  All kinds of food!  I found another funny for today.  I hope it makes you chuckle just a bit.

I also wanted to take this minute to express what I’m thankful for.  I’m thankful for my friends here in blogville.  I’m thankful for my family.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head and a soft bed to sleep in at night.  I’m thankful for the food provided for me every day.  I’m thankful for the love all the way.

I’m thankful for the shoulders I have to lean on and the laps I have to snuggle on.   I’m thankful to my birth mother who gave me to my adopted mother.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

And when I count my blessings, I count all of you twice!


Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Bacon


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Turkey Humor


 Fair play is fair play.  I came across this cartoon when I was surfing the net.  I absolutely fell in love with it.  Who doesn’t like a cute cartoon with humor?  They better take him out of the sun, he might be a little tough for dinner – snorts.  XOXO – Bacon



Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Bacon


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Travels in the South

What is this gooey yummy awesomeness you ask?  Can you guess?  Mom/dad found one of their favorites at a local restaurant they sometimes frequent.   I believe dad said the menu called them Mac and Cheese Bites. Dad was really digging them cause they were really cheesy – like him. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. I just had to go there. Mom said they were okay and that she liked her Mac and cheese the old fashioned way. Have you ever had a creation like this?


Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Mom/Dad's Food Porn, Travels Around the World


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Thanksgiving Prep

20131125-095902.jpgSomething went seriously wrong at the Hotel Thompson.  Mommy asked daddy to dress the bird and prep it for cooking.  I’m not so sure this is what mommy meant for daddy to do.  Although it does look more interesting.  I have to admit that.

Or does this ‘dressing’ the bird equate to playing with your food?  Mommy always fusses at me when I play with my food.  hhmm – interesting how grown up humans get away with these things.

So much for ‘dressing’ the bird.  He’s kind of too cute to eat now.


Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Bacon


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Dear Bacon

20121106-070748.jpgDear Bacon,

This is my scary pose.  Does it work?  I’m trying it out on different people but all they do is laugh.  What am I doing wrong?  Signed Vicious

Dear Vicious,

I hate to say it little fellow but that is so not scary.  The only thing scary in that pose are those huge claws – now that’s scary.  You doing that pose – I just want to tickle that little belly.  I’m sure as you get older, that pose may have more of an impact.  Right now though, you’re just a cute little thing… especially with that sunlight shining on you.  Maybe lose the pose and learn to bristle up that fur a bit.  That might be scary.  Let me know my friend.

Dear Bacon,

I need some help.  I’m not sure what is going on.  Everyone that sees me starts singing some theme song of Star Wars.  I don’t get it.  Signed Ewok

Dear Ewok,

You don’t get out much do you?  You  need to go through your master’s video collection and find one marked Star Wars.  Watch it.  Watch it closely my friend and see if you notice anything in that movie that you’ve seen before…anything that looks familiar…. anything that maybe has the same name as you.  Love the look!


20121106-070855.jpgDear Bacon,

I get picked on all of the time.  You’re slow they say.  I can run faster than you they say.  You’re slower than creek water running down stream they say.  Well, I have found the light and the answer!  These days, I just use my handy dandy skate board.  What do you think?  Signed Tony “Tortoise” Hawk

Dear Tony “Tortoise” Hawk

I think you look fantastic little man!  What an awesome idea that you came up with.  Can’t wait to see you television racing the big guys!  Be safe!

20121106-070939.jpgDear Bacon,

Those pesky cats in the neighborhood were running through the trees.  I thought I would chase them.  You know, just to keep up their exercise.  They got me stuck between two trees.  Have you ever seen such misery?  Signed Woody

Dear Woody,

I would not have believed it if you didn’t send a picture to me.  WOW – you are stuck between two trunks and a hard place.  Hope you got unstuck fast.  Don’t be too hard on those purr things.

20121106-071118.jpgDear Bacon,

This is us, the TMNT, in the early days.  Even then we had style.  Never give up man and always dream big – it can happen to you like it did to us.  Signed Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello

Dear TMNT,

Love you guys!  Mom said that you are making another come back.  I’ve watched some shows from the past.  I would love to be like ya’ll – can you use a pig in the mix?  I want a cool name too – just like ya’lls.  Keep safe and live prosper my new friends!


Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Bacon, Dear Bacon


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