Shopping Around the World

24 Feb

Today’s Shopping Around the World is being hosted by our cousins Teddy and Angel Sammy from TWOspoiledcats.  This month Teddy and Angel Sammy are hosting main meals that do not have meat. Now this is a tough one.  Anyone that knows my daddy, knows that he is definitely a meateater.  So mom got creative.  She told daddy he had to come up with a meatless dinner.  HA!  It’s not so funny or easy when the job falls on the daddy.  Good one mom!  So without further ado, this is what daddy came up with for Shopping Around the World.

Dad here.  I told the mom I had this one.  I can do a meatless dinner.  Sure I can.  I have that much talent.  Okay, maybe it’s not how the mommy does things on Shopping Around the World but I’m a man… give me a break this time okay.  So over the weekend since we had a difficult time, I told the wifey I had dinner.  That’s when we went to a restaurant called Mellow Mushroom.  See, I know you are suppose to cook and post recipes but I do have a visual impairment so I get a learning curve, right?  Thanks friends.


We started out by ordering a lil salad to share.  It had romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms, Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella.  See that’s a great start.  And I added candied pecans for crunch.  Yummo!  The salad cost $4.49 and there was plenty for me and the missus to share.  Sorry for the picture.  I forgot to snap it before I dug in.

Now came the hard part.  Getting a meal without meat.  This was the most difficult choice in my life in some time.  I mean heck, first up my wife usually makes my food choices and she knows I like my meat.  This body was made for meat!  Second up, I don’t do much cooking so I kind of had to cheat and go out since I was challenged with this Shopping Around the World.  I thought hard about what to order as a meatless entree.  I think I nailed it.img_9358

May I introduce you to a large wheat dough Mellow Mushroom pie with an olive oil and garlic base (extra garlic please), fresh mozzarella cheese and black olives – no meats.  Doesn’t that look awesome.  I also sprinkled it with red pepper flakes.  The pizza cost $16.96.  And here’s the kicker.  Me and the wife like to call this kind of meal, a meal that keeps on giving.  There is enough pizza to last a couple of more nights – Deal of the Day, right?

So for a total of $25.00 (including a tip), we have a meatless dinner that lasts three nights for two peeps.  So that’s what, $4.17 a person?  Not bad for a dude huh?  So I hope I pulled off Shopping Around the World this month.

Thanks again to cousins Teddy and Angel Sammy for hosting this month.  Sending you much love from the Hotel Thompson ❤


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11 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. CarolMaeWY

    02/24/2017 at 1:35 am

    Good job Jim. Thanks for sharing.

  2. !sue ellen

    02/24/2017 at 1:58 am

    MELLOW MUSHROOM !!!! We enjoyed their pizza in Alabama..we moved to Florida and no Mellow Mushroom to be found. (that pizza looked yummy)

    • Piglove

      02/27/2017 at 12:08 am

      MM has the best good. And mom loves their pizza – especially this white pie daddy hot. Yummo! XOXO Bacon

  3. easyweimaraner

    02/24/2017 at 2:06 am

    not bad? that is fabulous!!! …and it looks so super tasty I could eat it much longer than only 3 days!!! Bravo!!!

    • Piglove

      02/27/2017 at 12:10 am

      Snorts! I think dad could eat pizza every day of the week if mom gave him the go ahead. XOXO Bacon

  4. franhunne4u

    02/24/2017 at 4:50 am

    Well, shopping around the world – you SHOPPED this! Vegetarian MAIN dish – no meat or fish included – you got this! All good? Sometimes times are so busy there is just no time for making a meal from scratch.

    • Piglove

      02/27/2017 at 12:11 am

      Snorts! Thanks!’ XOXO Bacon

  5. onespoiledcat

    02/24/2017 at 5:50 am

    YUM! The salad AND the “main event” both sound totally delish – yep – you nailed this one alright! Thanks for letting us host Shopping this month – it’s been pawsome!

    Love, Angel Sammy and Teddy

    • Piglove

      02/27/2017 at 12:12 am

      Aaww thanks cousin. I really appreciate you hosting if this month. It was a ball to let dad take this one. It just has him written all over it. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    03/04/2017 at 10:09 am

    I think the house dad nailed it for sure! Well done. 🍕

    • Piglove

      03/04/2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend!! XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Now I’m craving pizza!


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