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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 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Happy Birthday!

Today has been an important date all around – especially here at the Hotel Thompson!  You do realize what a huge fanatic my mom is about the mouse that wears the white gloves?  I mean, it’s bad enough that there are Mickey Mouse shapes across the facial boards of the Hotel Thompson… let alone the mouse is somehow someway in every room… and mom even has a tattoo of the fellow – shocker huh?  I think you can say that she’s serious about Mickey.

Can you believe that November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut into entertainment.  He wasn’t originally known as Mickey Mouse.  Did you know that?  His first mark into history came in Steamboat Willie as Mortimer Mouse.  They changed his name shortly thereafter – good thing too, huh?

In 1929, they came out with a short called The Opry House.  This is when the mouse got his famous white gloves for his outfit.

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And, did you know that Walt Disney himself did the voice of Mickey Mouse up until 1946?

And, the most important thing I found that I *know* mom is going to have a fit about.. there’s actually a Mickey Mouse cocktail.  It’s made with tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a lime wedge.  I guess it could be a grown up version by adding Vodka.

So, let’s all wish mom’s little idol a Happy Birthday!!

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2017 in Bacon, Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Tribble

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Tribble

Age:  7  years

Location:  Colorado

Web/Blog Page:  https://peacewithmylife.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I’ve never known a time without my parents – they’ve were there when I was born and have been there ever since. When I first met them, I knew they were warm and now I also know they are sweet!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I was supposed to be given to one of Daddy’s friends, and I was preparing myself to leave. Then Mom intervened and insisted they give his friend my sister. She wanted to keep me, even though she had promised Daddy that they weren’t going to keep any of Garnet’s puppies. Pretty soon, I realized that all my siblings had gone, and I was still there. Mom was so happy! When she told me I was staying I was really happy; I just adore my dog-mom, Garnet. I didn’t want to go live with strangers. I was so excited to stay home with her!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? I almost died one day, playing with Garnet in the back yard. Her tooth got caught in my collar and when she tried to get away, it pulled even tighter. I passed out. When I woke up, Mom was holding me to her chest, trying to get me to breath. It all worked out, and they took away our collars, but I was pretty scared I’d get in trouble. We were all okay, though, and I’ve been pretty good. Oh, except when I ate that dead bird and almost died from sepsis. They saved me with the help of some great veterinarians and lots of dough. I thought they’d be mad at me then, too, but they were so happy when I got home from the hospital that all was forgiven.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Mom, of course (giggle). She’s such a softy. It’s a good thing that she loves me. Dad has finally gotten over the fact that they kept one of Garnet’s puppies, thank goodness.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They still treat me like a kid! I’m a grown up, well, technically. But Garnet and I are always together, and since she’s in charge, that means I’m not. So, I understand that they still treat me like a little girl; I can take advantage of that, you know.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Thanksgiving Funny – Stealth Survival

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Tsunami

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Tsunami (nickname, “Nami”)

Age:  13  years

Location:  Colorado

Web/Blog Page:  https://peacewithmylife.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I’m not sure I understood their relevance. I’m an independent girl and was just pleased to see the food keep coming.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When my parents understood that I didn’t want to be picked up, I knew that I could make this home work. When I want to be adored, I’ll come to them and request petting. Otherwise, keep your hands off; I just have to be in control

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? (*tail whips, rapidly*) I’m the perfect guest. I never hurk something up in the humans’ bed or shoes. I always use the litter box. I’ve done nothing inappropriate. Well, there was the one time I went camping with the humans, and I got out of the camper and took a walk in the woods. They chased after me, but I was always able to stay a few steps ahead. Mom was not amused, muttering things like “bear bait” and “going feral.” I finally let her catch me, but (*mad ears*) they don’t let me go camping with them anymore.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I go to mom for pets more often than I go to dad. But I’m not sure either of them is sufficiently wrapped around my paw the way that I would like.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They think that I’m an ordinary cat. As if! I’m involved with special, under-cover work while they think I’m sleeping, but of course, I’ll never tell what THAT’s about.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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WILD WEIM WEDNESDAY

Oh friends – it’s time to mark your calendars for Shopping Around the World for November. My brother Phenny is helping us out again this month. November we are doing potatoes!! Can’t wait to see recipes. Mark your calendars 🙂 Snorts and oinks!

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BON CHEW,

furst: I was DA BESTEST PHENNY yesterday night. I ate no kids nor their treats,  no barkfeast nor nuclear meltdowns happened. I was in the living room, played a little with my toys…

…and then I slept on the couch like a log. My dad who wanted to be the treat-guy was as busy as a cross-eyed air traffic controller and ran to the door efurry 5 seconds… while me and the mama were on da couch and enjoyed da evening… seems  to supervise da Weimaraner was the better job…..just saying… butt back to business:

guess what? I’ve found a new trick how to steal food from the table…

… furst: pick your victim, but pick it wise, the best is a dad or another male pawson, they are easy to handle…

… act as if you wouldn’t be not intrested in the things on the table…but always…

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Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Boo! Frankenstein Friday

Today, October 27th, is Frankenstein Friday – booyah!  Frankenstein Friday is always the last Friday in October.  It’s a day to celebrate the birth of Frankenstein and its creator.

Frankenstein is one of the best known characters from horror movies and dates back to the 1800’s.  Frankenstein was born and created in 1818 by Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley at the age of 21 when she wrote the ever famous Frankenstein.  Can you imagine being so young and creating a character that would last forever?!

Do you know where the origin of this day came from?  Today was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997. He picked a Friday to celebrate so more people could participate.

Have you heard of Westfield, New Jersey before?  Does that sound familiar?  Well, Westfield, New Jersey is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family.  Small world huh?

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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