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New Years Tradition

There’s a yearly tradition that we do here at the Hotel Thompson that I thought I would share.  It’s nothing difficult, really simple if you will.  Mom/dad have done this for years and as they say, “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!”  I thought I would share with my friends here in blogville because one can never have too much of good luck, right?

On the 31st of December before midnight, place money outside on your porch.  It can be a loose bill, change, or in an envelope.  This stays on your front porch.  Before midnight, everyone goes outside of the house.

At midnight, you open the front door and throw the money in over the threshold.  This should be the first thing that crosses your door.  This represents money coming into your home for the new year.  Remember, you don’t step into the home until after the money goes in.

I’m not sure where mom/dad got this from but they have been doing it forever.  I mean heck, we’ll take all of the help from everywhere we can, right?  Happy money tossing tonight my friends 🙂

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Posted by on 12/31/2017 in Bacon

 

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Shopping with Mom/Dad

THAT’S A BIG PILE OF POO!

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It is not safe letting my mom/dad out by themselves.  Shaking my piggy head – it really isn’t.  Mom/dad decided to go to the local pet store to look around to see what was new.  Mom found the biggest pile of poo she has ever seen.  I mean what left this?  Bigfoot?  She was telling daddy about it and they were snickering like two teenagers while people were passing them by and looking at them like they were crazy.  Houdini was in the buggy and just rolled his eyes, he was so embarrassed.  He wanted to tell people passing them that there was nothing to see there… it was just typical behavior of mom/dad.  Can you see how big this poo pile is?  What would you think if you saw something like this in real life?  OMP – I can’t breathe right now.  Go my friends.  I’m listening.  What would you think?

 

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Paw Time with Houdini

Oh my friends!!  What was one of my favorite gifts this year from Santa?  This candy cane toy.  You see Santa left it with my brother Phenny across the pond.  Phenny’s pawrents then sent it to me. Mom explained to me that Santa has the entire world to cover and sometimes needs help.  Just like Santa left a list for mom/dad to get some people too.  Of course mom/dad are moving slower than an ant in a field of molasses but they are working on that list from Santa.  These people will just have happiness after Christmas – maybe a great way to start the new year, right?  But this candy cane is like something awesome.  It squeaks.  Okay well maybe it used to squeak.  Okay the squeaker jumped out.  Okay-okay.  I tore the squeaker out.  There now you know.  Barks with puppy laughter.  Now I leave you with Jokes from Daddy.  Enjoy my friends ❤

 

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Shopping Around the World

This month we are focusing on desserts/cookies or other yummy treats that you create or love to eat this time of the year.  This holiday season has been a little challenged here at the Hotel Thompson – with mom’s surgery, recuperation and other trying things that showed their ugly head.  Usually mom fixes this dessert, boxes them up in little Chinese containers that are decorated with pictures of us anipals and hands them out.  This year, she just didn’t get a chance to play around and have fun.  BUT she wanted to share this recipe because it’s fun and the treats are delicious!

So here is mom –


What you will need:  bag of shelled pecan halves ($7.00); bag of Rolo candies ($4.00); and a bag of square pretzels ($3.00) = total cost $14.00

The most time consuming part of this recipe is unwrapping all of the Rolo’s.  Usually I will sit in front of the television with a two bowls – one for wrappers and one for the unwrapped Rolo’s.  Watch some television and start unwrapping.  It makes it go faster.  Trust me, this is the annoying part.

After you are done, get out a cookie sheet and wrap it with aluminum wrap.  Put your square pretzels on it and put one Rolo on top of all of the pretzels.  Your oven needs to be set at like 200 degrees.  Place the pan in the oven for about 2-3 minutes, until you see the Rolo’s getting soft.  Take them out and immediately push a pecan half on top of the pretzel.  We call these Reindeer noses.  Cute huh?

Now make a mental note.  Don’t put so many pretzels on the tray with Rolo’s that when you take them out of the oven they soften before you can put the pecan half on them.  I can usually do about three trays with the ingredients above.  Happy eats!

 
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Posted by on 12/29/2017 in Shopping Around the World

 

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NO! Just say NO to Daddy Elf

Daddy I have a word for you with that new hat of yours –

N.O.

No elf hats will be allowed here in the Hotel Thompson.  Nope.  Never.  They remind me too much of that evil little freak Don Juan who better not come back here next year.  You heard that right.  He better not.

If he does, I’ve got an entire year to think of strategy in removing him from this household.  I’m off to work on that strategy now.

 
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Posted by on 12/28/2017 in Bacon

 

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Good Bye Don Juan

Good riddance!  Another year behind us with the freak gone.  Shakes piggy head.  I think I will need therapy this year to get over some of the antics that Don Juan did to us this year.  He has no morals.  No standards.  Not anything good is in his twisted little body.  He is bad.  Real bad.

The night before Christmas, dad was going to set out donuts and a Coke Zero for Santa.  I know that’s a weird combination but dad assured me that was what Santa wanted – Shakes piggy head.  You know what they say, “Don’t argue with your elders”.  Snorts with piggy laughter.

Dad went to go get the donuts and he found Don Juan was in his bag.  The little brat ate all of the donuts but one.  Daddy said Santa was *not* going to be happy.

So Don Juan – goodbye.  Good riddance.  Don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out of the Hotel Thompson.  Until we see each again, may you see nothing but darkness.  And watch out little guy – we will be prepared for you next year.  Oh yes… we will – evil piggy snorts.

 
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Posted by on 12/27/2017 in 25 Days of Christmas, Bacon

 

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Travels in the South

If happiness had to be explained in a picture – well there you go.  This is one of mom’s all time favorite desserts.  I know – I know.  Has there ever been a dessert that mom has turned her back to?  Of course not.  But this one she said is exceptional.

Right now the current thing for deserts are those molten lava cakes.  This is one of those with a twist.  The inside of this cake is filled with caramel.  Then the topping is ice cream.  All of the dusting around the plate and on top – that would be salted caramel.  Go ahead.  I’ll give you a moment to ooh and aaw.

Mom says it’s very sweet but when you need something straight up with some extra special kick, go for this treat… the salted caramel lava cake.

 

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