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Shopping Around the World – REMINDER

My friends – thank YOU so very much for everyone’s wonderful responses to my and Fozzie’s Shopping Around the World blog posts.  We are having so much fun seeing the different prices from around the world AND looking at some intriguing recipes and dinner suggestions.  They are so totally awesome!  Let’s keep up the great work – remember to link back to my blog here so we can keep up with who is playing and keep up with all of the recipes.

This month we are focusing on FIVE items of your choice in a dessert.  MMM – licking my piggy lips – this sounds so delicious already!  Mark your calendars to meet back here on Wednesday, August 26th.  Can’t wait to see recipes and pictures 🙂

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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendar

My friends – thank YOU so very much for everyone’s wonderful responses to my and Fozzie’s Shopping Around the World blog posts.  We are having so much fun seeing the different prices from around the world AND looking at some intriguing recipes and dinner suggestions.  They are so totally awesome!  Let’s keep up the great work – remember to link back to my blog here so we can keep up with who is playing and keep up with all of the recipes.

This month we are focusing on FIVE items of your choice in a dessert.  MMM – licking my piggy lips – this sounds so delicious already!  Mark your calendars to meet back here on Wednesday, August 26th.  Can’t wait to see recipes and pictures 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World

My friends – thank YOU so very much for everyone’s wonderful responses to my and Fozzie’s Shopping Around the World blog posts.  We are having so much fun seeing the different prices from around the world AND looking at some intriguing recipes and dinner suggestions.  They are so totally awesome!  Let’s keep up the great work – remember to link back to my blog here so we can keep up with who is playing and keep up with all of the recipes.

This month we focused on FIVE items of your choice in a meal.  It was a “Go for what you know” kind of meal.

 Mom’s “Go to meal” is something easy that she puts in the crock pot all day long to simmer – Spicy Cabbage Soup.  And we all love it – yep we have tasted it.  It’s that good.  It’s an easy meal, has a little spice to it and is great for a cold wet day.  We hope that you enjoy it too when you fix it 🙂

2 cans of mixed vegetables, $2.38

1 package of sirloin, about a pound.  On this date it was cheaper to buy it as a small piece of sirloin instead of it already being cubed.  It was $7.43 for the pound.

1 head of cabbage, $1.28 for the head.

2 boxes of beef broth, $4.98

Seasoning in the form of pepper, salt and pepper flakes.

Directions:  Plug in your crock pot and put on low in the early morning before leaving for work.  Pour in the two boxes of beef broth.  We get the low sodium kind.  Chop up the entire head of cabbage and put in the crock pot. Stir the cabbage in to make sure the broth is covering it.  In the meantime, cut up your sirloin into small cubes.  You can buy the sirloin that is already cut up – whatever you prefer.  This date it was cheaper to buy it whole.  Salt and pepper the beef and throw it in the crock pot with a quick stir.  Then add in your canned vegetables, black pepper to taste and pepper flakes to taste.  Remember, pepper flakes are spicy.  Less is best if you are not sure what kind of spice you want.  You can always add more in when you serve the individual bowls.  Mom likes to serve it with cornbread or a crusty type bread for dipping.  Goes great on cold rainy days or cold winter nights.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA.

 Items to price this month:

  • Spring/Summer is quickly approaching my friends on this side of the world.  On the other side of the world, Autumn/Winter is quickly approaching.  That is if Mother Nature starts playing well with others 🙂  It was suggested to post what you pay during this time of year for the month for your heating and/or air conditioning.  What temperature do you set your thermostat on?  Discuss.  Okay we keep it pretty cool here at the Hotel Thompson.  Mom likes to hang meat sometimes so daddy has to keep her in check.  Our monthly bill is a ‘flat rate’ bill.  We pay the same thing every month for 12 months.  Sometimes we use more watts than other months but it makes up the difference over the year.  We pay right at $205.00 a month in electrical – heating/air conditioning.  Our house is totally electric – no gas at all here… unless you count the gas that comes from this oinker – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.
  • Meat.  Fajita beef.  We buy a pound package for $4.99 at the market.  It’s already cut in small slices.  All you have to do is brown.
  • Vegetable.  Head of cabbage.  When we are lucky, we can get this as cheap as $0.29 a pound.  This week though we paid $0.49 a pound.  An entire head cost us around $1.26 – awesome deal.  Have you ever eaten the core of a cabbage?  Mom highly recommends it.  It has a bit of a spicy flavor and is awesome!
  • Random Item.   A can of peanuts.  We buy the store brand for only $2.99 a can.
  • Homemade Dish.  See Below 🙂 This entire meal costs less than $5.00 for two people – and you have leftovers the next day for lunch!

  A ‘go to’ dish here at the Hotel Thompson is our version of a Chinese dish.  This is easy and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.  It’s a huge hit!  We take the fajita beef and brown it in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil.  While that is browning, we use two boxes of the Lo Mein noodles that you can buy in the store for $0.99 each.  They come with the seasoning packs.  You open the packs, fill them with water and microwave them according to the package.  While the fajita beef is almost brown, add some chopped up cabbage and cook together.  When the Lo Mein noodles are done, pour them into your mixture of fajita beef and cabbage, add the seasoning mix packets, stir together and cover.  When the noodles have come together and the cabbage is soft but yet still has a crunch to it, top with peanuts and sesame seeds for taste.  There you go – instant meal that will please and is so delicious.  Remember to put a little back for lunch the next day.  Warms up wonderful!

I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Saturday Humor

It’s an on-going joke here at the Hotel Thompson about my shall we say excess gas – snorts.  I can’t help it that mom feeds me cabbage.  Cabbage does it *every* *single* time.

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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Bacon

 

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Run by Posting – Five Facts Friday

This is a run by posting – snorts.  I’ve got so much to get done before my big date this weekend with my love Nylablue.  You know – mani/pedicure, shampoo, bath, must find Jovan musk cologne, reservations – sigh – the list is long.

I thought I would stop by on this Friday for Five Facts about me 🙂

  1. I’m going on my first date this weekend.  Oh, you already knew that huh?  Did you know it was with a cute little purr thing called Nylablue?  Oh, you already knew that too huh? Did you know she already has a boyfriend?  Aaww – didn’t know that did you?  Yep, she does.  But who says you can’t have more than one boyfriend right?  She doesn’t have a ring on her finger yet?  And I think Beyonce said it best, “All the single ladies put your hands up in the air… you shoulda put a ring on it”.  Snorts – no offense Nyla’s other boyfriend.
  2. We’re having cabbage for dinner tonight and it’s one of my favorites although it’s not my mom’s favorite.  No, not that she doesn’t like to eat it because she does.  It’s one of her favorites as well.  It’s not her favorite because when *I* eat it let’s just say it’s a meal that keeps on giving in what dad refers to as SBD’s (silent but deadly) air weaponry.  Snorts.
  3. I think I’m starting to watch the ID (Investigative Discovery) channel too much.  I see stories that I’ve seen on different shows on this channel and I can tell you what’s going to happen.  I can also tell you not what to do at a crime scene.  Sometimes, daddy tells me that I need to get into forensics.  Oh Abby on NCIC – do you need a partner?  Hubba-hubba
  4. Sometimes – now don’t tell anyone okay – sometimes I will pull Mouse Girls tail (she’s the other purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson) and then walk away.  Everyone assumes it’s Hemi.  I mean *I* never would do anything like that, right?  Snorts.  I think I just like to hear daddy say OMG (oh Mouse Girl).  Too fun.
  5. I listen to a lot of music but I still can’t get into rap.  It just doesn’t make sense to me.  Maybe one day it will.  Shakes piggy head.  Nah, it won’t.

Happy weekend my friends!  I hope you learned something new about me.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Happy New Years!

It’s finally here – 2014!  Time for a new year.  Time for a clean slate.  Time to let by-gones be by-gones and start out on a fresh start.  We stayed up last night at the Hotel Thompson and watched the ball drop on the television, watched the fireworks from the front porch and popped open some bubbly.  Don’t tell anyone but mom let me have a sip.  Those bubbles tickled my snout – snorts.  And as the clock struck midnight, I saw daddy give mommy a huge kiss on the lips.  It was like something out of the 60’s movies that we like to watch.  He swooped her back, told her he loved her and gave her a huge one.  I drew the line when he wanted to do that to me.  I just let him shake my hoof.

Every where you are in the world, there are ‘special’ traditions that cultures do for New Years.  Here in Georgia, it’s a tradition that for dinner we eat black-eyed peas and turnip greens.  It’s a superstition that these items bring good luck and prosperity for the new year.  Supposedly, the peas represent copper and the greens represent dollars.  The more you eat, the more prosperity you will have.  Other places in the south substitute the turnip greens for cabbage.  Either way – I love them all 🙂

Now for 2014 Resolutions.  This is going to be *THE* year.  I just feel it in my miniature pot belly!

  • I’m determined to help mom/dad on their new way of eating.  Notice I didn’t say the “D” word.  It is a life time change.  Baby steps you know.  I made mom get on the scales this morning.  They laughed at her.  I don’t think that is a good sign.
  • I’m determined to get some fan mail from my personal idols.  Miss Piggy is tops on the list.  I need to let her know that I’m alive and here for her.  Second on the list is my good friend Maxwell.  You know him from the Geico commercials.
  • I’m determined to be more positive, write more and keep my friends in blogville laughing.
  • I’m determined to get more organized.  Yeah, this is a toughie.  I’m not shall we say a organized piggy – I’m all hooves.  But I will try in the new year.
  • I’m determined to be nicer to the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson.  Okay, we all know that Hemi rules the hotel here but I’m talking about Mouse Girl.  I promise not to start something if she doesn’t start something.  That sounds fair, right?

All my friends – I wish you all the happiness and prosperity for your New Year.  May 2014 bring you everything you wish and desire.

Bacon, Hemi, Mouse Girl, Bashful and the Rock Clan, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, Mom and Dad

From the Hotel Thompson – much love!!

Oh, and I couldn’t get away without giving all of ya’ll a kiss from the piggy!

 

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