You do know what that means my friends. Today is the last day of the month so tomorrow starts October. You remember what happens in October. October starts my 31 Days of Spook – YAY! This is my 3rd year of presenting all the bumps and boo’s that happen in the middle of the night – and sometimes during the day!
Each day in October, I will personally highlight scary movies, television shows, legends, monsters and other things that will scare and enlighten you. I might even quiz you on some items so be prepared. Start brushing up on your trivia. I hope it will be fun for everyone.
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Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices, recipes and pictures from around the world!
Items to price this month:
FIVE items of your CHOICE – Something that you go to when making the family dinner. Perhaps this is one of your family’s favorite? A quick meal? A snack? List your FIVE items and discuss what the meal is. Having pictures will also be fantastic to share.
Having this in mind and that it has been raining and yucky a lot this week, mom went for something that was warm and soul comforting. First up, get out that crockpot that has been sitting in your cabinet not earning its keep. Wash it out and put it on the counter. Then grab a box of slow cooker liners. (You will thank me for this later.) Put one of the liners in the crock pot – they are awesome. Easy cleaning which is right up my mom’s ally. This is what the box looks like. You can usually buy a box in the grocery store for around $2.00 – don’t worry, they won’t melt in the crock pot. Now here is what else you will need:
Now let’s break it down. One box of Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice ($2.49); one package of Smoked Sausage ($2.00) and one bottle of Francis Coppola Pinot Noir ($20.00). Open the bottle of Pinot Noir and pour yourself a glass to enjoy. Open the box of Zatarain’s and pour contents into crock pop with the directions on the box in adding water. Then with a sharp knife, slice the entire package of sausage into tiny mouth sized bites. Now here’s the important part to remember.
1) Make sure your glass of Pinot Noir never gets empty. Repeat often and necessary while cooking in the kitchen. 2) While putting the ingredients together, chopping and drinking, make repeated groans to show how much you are working in preparing dinner. This goes well when the spouse and children are in the next room. Let them think that you are really overdoing in your cooking capabilities.
Now, throw that cut up sausage in the crock pot, put on the lid and place the dial on high for a couple of hours.
Now remember that glass – don’t let it be empty. When the Red Beans and Rice is almost done – trust me you will smell the fabulous aroma throughout your crib, turn on your oven. Mom uses these Dinner Yeast Rolls. She bought the entire pack at Sam’s for around $10. She pulls out for, sticks them in a pan and sprays them with butter and then pops them in the oven to warm up.
In the meantime, she sets the table and tells everyone to clean up and get ready for dinner. Now, remember the crockpot? Open up and serve. Afterwards if you have any leftover, remove them and then pull the bag out of the crockpot and toss it in the garbage – the crockpot is now clean 🙂
.And here is the final product. Look at all of those spices and yum-yum!
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Here is the proof – dad is on crack.
He’s been on it for over two weeks now and he is fully addicted. He says the power is so strong that he lives and breathes this crack. Poor dad. He needs to go into rehab to get off of it. I don’t really blame mom. I mean hey, she did cook it up but it’s not like she forced dad to get hooked. I guess in a way you can say mom is the pusher though. Why else would she keep this junk in the house where daddy can find it and overdose in it. I would like to say I feel sorry for daddy but he’s not sharing the good stuff he said. So I don’t know how addictive it is or not.
And trust me, mom put the works in this stuff. Pretzel sticks, peanuts, peanut butter M&M’s, raisins and butterscotch drops. That was a full bucket. But every time daddy goes into the kitchen, he comes out with a paw full. Poor daddy – shakes piggy head – what a user!.
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Dear Bacon – Sometimes I smell things. And then I see things. No, i’m not a ghost. You see it seems like the yard next to me has it going on with Stacy’s mom. She’s always grilling and hanging out near the pool. I just want to go over and play. The other day, the laughter and the smells were so wonderful. I stuck my head under the gate to see what was taking place. I wasn’t really stuck but I acted like it to get everyone’s attention. They came to the gate and invited me over. What a party! Signed Pup of the Party
Dear Pup of the Party – Hey dude, it sounds like you had the plan for the party. You got an invite – I knew you would with that cute little grin. Now go and play like a good fellow – tell Stacy’s mom I said hey.
Dear Bacon – My master likes to play in the yard and work the ground for a garden. Rolls my doggy eyes. I’ll help to a certain point – especially when he is planting the watermelon. Who doesn’t love watermelon, right? This is me helping my master out by holding his tools. And I always say safety first – wear a hat to keep the sun out of your face. Signed Garden Patch
Dear Garden Patch – Hey my friend I like the way you think. Maybe your master should give my mom some lessons on growing watermelons. I love those big balls of wonder. They are so tasty – I even like eating the rind. Licks piggy lips. Now look what you have done. My miniature pot-belly is rumbling for the hungry of a watermelon. Maybe its not too late in the stores for mom to pick me up one? I love you being a helping paw. I think the humans could use more of them. Take care my friend – happy gardening.
Dear Bacon – You *always* have that one sibling that can’t keep their tongue out of your ear. Purrs in aggravation. Dory has been ‘grooming’ my ear now for twenty minutes. Can you please make her go away? If I screech at her, she’ll run to mommy that I’m not playing nice. Girls – eeww. Signed Marlin
Dear Marlin – Girls. That’s all you had to say my friend. You can’t live with them and you definitely can’t live without them. You have nerves of steel to let your sister Dory bother you for that long. Hopefully, it will be over soon. If not, perhaps you can stretch and tell her you need a bathroom break. Just a thought!
Dear Bacon – I am not amused. Really, I’m not. The human insisted that I needed a bath. I could have done my own thank you very much. But no – the human wanted to give me one. Help me. That’s all I gotta say and I’m thinking my look says it all. Signed Cat in a Shower Cap
Dear Cat in a Shower Cap – Well, wait a minute I need to get a straight face for this, you look all nice and clean. How ironical that your mom picked out a Tweety Bird towel for you. It’s kind of fitting. And that shower cap – OMP – perfect. No sense in getting water in those cute little perky ears. Go with it my friend.
Dear Bacon – Some people use dowsing rods to find paranormal activity. I don’t need those. Some people even use a sixth sense to find paranormal activity. I don’t need those either. Heck, I don’t need to find anything paranormal. I just need to find food. And let me tell you, with these ears of mine I can find all of the food I want. They lead me and I follow. There’s much to appreciate in letting your ears lead you. Signed Food on the Run
Dear Food on the Run – I say let it be my friend – let it be! Lead on to the food and pig out!
REMEMBER friends. Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please continue to send me your pictures and questions via email.
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Okay I’m going to give you just a few moments to look at that picture. Go ahead… I’ll wait. Lick you lips.. wipe them.. listen to your tummy growl and your inner munchie monster say, “I need….”
This is a southern biscuit covered with cheddar cheese and then popped into the oven until all of that gooey cheese is melted all over that huge buttery biscuit. This happens to be one of dad’s favorites. Mom got up and made these for daddy before she went to the worky place. It’s not hard really.
You see we had some biscuits leftover from dinner last night. Yep, here in the south we serve biscuits all day long 🙂 It’s one of the great things about living here. Mom cut a biscuit in half, shredded some medium cheese from the block and put the biscuit in an 350 degree over for about 12-13 minutes… just long enough that all of the cheese is melted. I wish you could smell the picture 🙂
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Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Today, September 28th is an awesome day. It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day. Finally a day that we can ask all of those silly questions and not have anyone look at us a strange way. Speak up my followers – ask all of those questions you were afraid to ask today that you have been wondering about all year long.
I interviewed the occupants here at the Hotel Thompson. They came up with some great questions that I’m going to share. They’ll start so you can feel better about your questions. Remember no one is going to laugh at your question – maybe the answer but not the question – chitter chatter
“Why is Grape Nuts cereal called Grape Nuts when it has neither grapes or nuts?”
“If the Professor on Gilligan’s Island could make a radio out of a coconut, why couldn’t he fix a small hole in the side of the boat?”
“Why does Goofy always stand up on two legs yet Pluto remains on all four legs? Aren’t they both dogs?”
“Why do banks leave their doors wide open but chain their pens to the counter?”
“How come when the battery goes dead on the television remote, you think it will work if you press the buttons harder?”
“If a cat always lands on its feet and buttered bread always lands butter side down, what would happen if you tied buttered bread on top of the cat?”
“What color would a Smurf turn if you choked it?”
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OMP! I did not know the humans had this capability. But then again, this makes sense. Sometimes mom’s leg hairs do this… you know it’s almost winter. She hasn’t done a spring harvest in some time – snorts with piggy laughter. Don’t tell her I said that okay.
And personally, my hair wouldn’t do this now would it.. Nah, I would never try to make myself ‘look’ bigger. No way!
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Guess who my mom/dad talked to this morning – go ahead guess. I bet you can’t guess.. can you? Do you know?
They got to talk to my brother Easy’s parents across the pond. So cool! They absolutely LOVED it. This isn’t the first time they have spoken but it’s like its the first time every time – why? Because they are so cool! We just love it! But hey – now that I think of – why didn’t *I* get a chance to snort at Easy? Why were mom/dad hogging the phone? Bad mom/dad. I think ya’ll should go to your room for some punishment. Yeah that’s it. Time off for you two. Don’t worry. I’ll be in charge of the other anipals. Snorts with evil piggy laughter.
Hope everyone has an awesome Saturday – piggy out!
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Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. Sometimes you gotta laugh. This one almost made it rain down my leg! Enjoy my sweet friends!
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Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.
This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting school. Now I looked far and wide to come up with some pictures of mom/dad from their school days. My goodness – we are talking dinosaur age here – snorts with piggy laughter. But I did find some that I would share with you my friends. Now trust me, these are good!
The first picture is of my dad. I’ve talked about it before how he was a big football player in his school days. He absolutely loves the game. This is him in his football outfit around his senior year, sometime circa 1981.
Handsome and YOUNG huh? That was his number – 72. Of course, he made shoulder pads look fashionable – snorts! He was what my mom called a jock in high school. She was the exact opposite. She was what the football players called a nerd – a smartie – the one the football players went to for help in their studies. Yep, that was my mom.
This is her picture from graduation way back in 1987. See that yellow cord? She was an honor graduate. Cool huh? She still has that around the house here somewhere.
So there you go – two pictures from mom/dad’s school time. Different schools and different times. There’s no telling though in this small community how many times mom/dad crossed paths while growing up. All I gotta say is thank goodness they finally did meet up and stay together!
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