Come on my friends… scoot up and get closer to the computer screen. I have a new edition of Mom’s Food Porn. A couple of weeks ago, mom/dad went to a place called Joe’s Crab Shack. This is a chain restaurant that serves seafood. Mom had a coupon (go mom!) for a free appetizer and plus they had a special going on for dinner. I’ll tell you about that in a minute.
Let’s talk about the appetizer first. Mom/Dad choose a sampler platter of fried calamari, crab dip with chips and something called great balls of fire. The calamari was okay – this is fried squid. Mom/dad said they have had better. This was a little rubbery so they were thinking it was overcooked. It’s in picture to the left – the curly looking things. The crab dip in the middle was something that mom was hesitant about trying. It’s loaded with crab meat, cream cheese and Parmesan. Mom was pleasantly surprised that it was totally delicious! In the left hand upper corner, that is the great balls of fire. They are crab balls full of jalapeños and cream cheese coated in panko breadcrumbs. Again, these were totally delicious! So the appetizer wasn’t that bad for FREE – right?
Now for the main meal, Joe’s had a special where you could get 33 shrimp for $11.99 – so that’s what mom/dad went for. The shrimp were coconut, beer battered and BBQ Rub peal and eat. This was another winner here served with french fries. The only down fall, the peel and eat were like deep fried. They were delicious but if you are going to deep fry them, why not peel them first? Of course, this is just a personal wish from mom.
Dear Bacon – Don’t let the humans fool you. There comes a day that they cut off the nibbles. They finally told me that I needed to work for my treats. The nerve! So I did what I could. I applied and got a job at the local Home Depot. The pay sucks. It’s hot in here and can you believe they trust me with tools? Shakes kitty head. Ask for me the next time you are in the store. Signed What Project Can I Help You With?
Dear What Project Can I Help You With – Well I have to say you look very professional. And don’t forget about your resume for future jobs. I would definitely come to you for assistance for sure. I would be surprised if you don’t start with a big following at your store location. You just have that “I’m here for you” look. Really you do.
Dear Bacon – Where is it written that only dogs can be used for protection? I’m just saying that there are other anipals out here that will serve and protect what is rightfully theirs. You see me in the picture, right? Look to the left midways. That is my kingdom. My backyard. I will chase unwanted guests out of my kingdom… you know like the meter reader guy, squirrels, kitties and those pesky pooches. I let them get in the yard fully and then it’s on like Donkey Kong. My humans had to put this sign on the gate because some peeps complained. Can you believe that? Signed Killer
Dear Killer – Shakes and Shivers. You scare me my friend. I believe you when you say what is yours well is YOURS. That’s the way I feel about my magical backyard It has *my* smells – it doesn’t need anything else. I say you continue to do what you do. No one needs to be in your domain at all.
Dear Bacon – My human laughs at me. But I gotta tell you, this position is my favorite kitty hanging down yoga position. It helps the blood flow all the way through your body – even your tail. I highly recommend it. Signed Kitty Hanging Down
Dear Kitty Hanging Down – WOWZER! I’ll have to take your word about this favorite position of yours my friend. I’m not sure if it would really work for this oinker. You see I have what they call a pot belly and trust me I’ve worked hard on that pot belly. I don’t think it would let me ‘hang’ like you do. But you enjoy my friend!
Dear Bacon – Do you think people realize when they knock on our door that we enforce a strict no solicitation rule here at our crib? We mean business. Unless you are delivering pizza – oh YES – then go to the house next door please. They have a cute little poodle who lets everyone in. Signed Four Amigos
Dear Four Amigos – I get it. I really do. Oh my pigs – you have the ‘look’ down pact with don’t mess with us and we are the first means of getting through this door. I bet you don’t get a lot of door to door sales people. I commend you on that. When I visit, I will definitely bring pizza.
Stay strong my friends!
Dear Bacon – It might have been the beer. It might have been the tequila. It might just have been the fact I stayed up all night and partied. Shakes head slowly because the world is still moving in this position. I’m never drinking again. Signed Wobbly
Dear Wobbly – Oh my friend. When you drink and fall down, you need help. Perhaps I can give you the number to your local K9 AA meeting in your area. Admission is the first step so you are half way there.
REMEMBER friends. Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send me your pictures and questions via email.
Oh friends – today is Fozzie’s birthday. Please remember her today and bounce over to her blog to wish her a happy birthday!
Fozzie is my cohort. – my partner in crime if you will. Fozzie is my friend when I’m having a great day or bad day. She ❤ me when I’m sweet Bacon or deviled Ham.
Fozzie is special to us here at the Hotel Thompson. We may be on the other sides of the world – but when we talk it feels like we are side by side. I can’t say enough great things about Fozzie. She’s that special kind of woman who can bring a smile to your face even though she may be suffering in pain. She’s that kind of friend that you don’t talk to for days and all of a sudden when you do speak, it’s like it was yesterday.
So from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson, we wish you a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May all your dreams come true my sweet dear friend!