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Travels in the South

What is this gooey yummy awesomeness you ask?  Can you guess?  Mom/dad found one of their favorites at a local restaurant they sometimes frequent.   I believe dad said the menu called them Mac and Cheese Bites. Dad was really digging them cause they were really cheesy – like him. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. I just had to go there. Mom said they were okay and that she liked her Mac and cheese the old fashioned way. Have you ever had a creation like this?

 

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Travels in the South

Everyone should have that one great Mexican restaurant that they always have on their ‘go to’ list when nothing else sounds good for dinner.  You know what I mean.  There is always the constant, “Where do you want to eat”, conversation going on here at the Hotel Thompson.  It’s daily and it always ends with, “It doesn’t matter.  Whatever you want.”  I piggy swear that sometimes they need to write all of the local restaurants down on pieces of paper, fold them and put them in a box.  When these nights come up about where do you want to eat, randomly pick a piece of paper out of said box – problem solved.

This was one of those nights where mom/dad just automatically skipped the conversation and went straight to their stand by of Mexican food.  It’s a no brainer.  They don’t even have to decide what to order because they always get the same thing and split the meal.  What is it you ask?

This wonderful meal is called Tacos De Alambre.  It’s made with flour tortillas, grilled steak, onions and bell peppers.  Mom also gets her Tacos De Alambre topped with Chihuahua cheese.  This is a great Mexican melty yummy cheese.  Can you say delicious?

 

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Travels in the South

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I agree.  Mom has fixed me omelettes for breakfast and dinner.  However, I’ve never had an omelette like this one before.  It seems mom likes something called a Colorado Omelette.  It has all kinds of wonderful yummy stuff in it – some things I can’t mention because well I’m an oinker and it wouldn’t be good for me so I’m letting mom take it from here.

For obvious reasons – this omelette is loaded.  Loaded with goodness that is.  It has bacon, sausage, shredded beef, ham, onions, green peppers, mushrooms and cheddar cheese.  And let’s not forget to top off that deliciously wonderful omelette with salsa.  Yum.  Have you ever had an omelette topped with salsa?  It just brings so much more to the table.

 

 

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Travels in the South

Hello sweet friends – welcome to this week’s Travels in the South.  Have you ever heard of macaroni cheese balls?

I had not either… well that is until I found some cool pictures on mom’s i-Phone the other night.  She had some interesting pictures and a lot of explaining to do for sure.

Mom and dad went to a local steakhouse and these delights were appetizers.  These wonderful balls are of course made with macaroni and then they add some fabulous cheeses – asiago, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

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They roll them in breadcrumbs and then deep fry them for a very short time. They are so cheesey as you can see from dad’s picture.

The restaurant serves the macaroni cheese bits with housemade ranch dressing.  Of course dad liked them plain straight up without any additional sauces.  He says they hold their own and are awesome all by themselves.

 

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Travels in the South

 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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Cheese Pizza Day!

 

 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Today, September 5th is Cheese Pizza Day – YAY!  That’s what this squirrel is talking about.  Who doesn’t like pizza – especially cheese pizza?  Do you remember the movie Home Alone?  What was Kevin’s favorite pizza?  CHEESE PIZZA.  The basics of a wonderful pizza with all of that gooey cheesy awesomeness!  Pizza has to be one of the most popular dinner meals there is – it’s quick and easy.  Whether you make it yourself from scratch, with a little help from the store in a crust or delivery and/or pick up.  It can be thick crust, deep dish or thin crust.  What do you like?  At the Hotel Thompson, they prefer stuffed crust – with extra cheese.  Licks lips and gets plate ready to go see if I can ‘borrow’ a slice or two for my family 🙂  chitter-chatter – It’s what I do as a squirrel.

So tonight to celebrate – What do you want on your pizza?

 
 

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Travels in the South

Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South.  You know my daddy, he loves his hamburgers.  A couple of weeks ago he and mom found a restaurant that was a little hole in the wall.  It wasn’t much on the outside but they were known for their burgers.  And dad said they were right.  Their burgers were out of this world delicious.  Now, this is not something you should eat everyday for sure, especially when someone – snort mom snort – is suppose to be watching those calories.  But I had to share their meal.

Both burgers had eight ounce angus beef patties.  And that is the only thing they had in common – snorts with piggy laughter.

Dad’s had a hard fried egg, bacon (gulps), melted Jack cheese and pickles on it.  Mom had bacon (gulps), a portobello mushroom, red onions and pickles.  I couldn’t believe the size of mom’s burger.  She couldn’t even wrap her mouth around it – HA!   And of course she had to get daddy to help her finish it.  Dad had onion rings with his burger.  Mom had a salad so at least she *tried* to somewhat healthy.

  

 

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Travels in the South

Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South.  This week is all about daddy.  Sometimes he craves bad things.  It’s okay.  It happens.  This week he was craving a hamburger.  Not just any hamburger though.  He likes something called the Royale at a local hamburger joint.  This thing has the works – hamburger, cheese, a fried egg and something that this little oinker won’t mention but you can see in the picture.  This gigantic burger is happily served with french fries.  Does it look good to you?

Daddy says it is messy and once you start, it’s hard to put down because it falls all over the place.  Have you ever had such a creation?

Until next time, happy eating my friends ❤

 
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Posted by on 07/12/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

Anyone for some nachos?  Welcome my friends to another posting of Travels in the South.  Today we went a little Mexican.  Okay maybe I should say mom/dad went a BIG time Mexican.  They decided one night to go out and split some Fajita Nachos and maybe – and I stretch maybe – a Margarita might have been involved – snorts with piggy laughter.  And I say share because look at that plate!

It had peppers, onions, chicken, steak, shrimp and cheese slathered all over it.  It was messy and so delicious!  And hey splitting it between mom/dad meant half of the calories, right?  Don’t you love the way those two parents of mine have changed their way in thinking about food?  You don’t have to give up the things you love, just split them in half with someone else you love ❤

 
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Posted by on 06/21/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Wonder Woman What?!

There I was this morning looking at the news on my i-Pad.  You know minding my own piggy business in a world all to myself.  That’s when a friend of mine on Facebook showed on her page a picture of some wondrous food.  I mean BIG time knock you on your piggy tail awesome food.  I’m talking my daddy would absolutely LOSE his mind with this hamburger – see below.  Was I joking?

So, I did what any decent pigson would do.  I finished reading the article and then tapped down the hall to dad’s room.  Of course I would say run but then we would all know I was lying.  This pig doesn’t run.  It’s bad on my knees.  Oh my bad – I don’t have knees – snorts with piggy laughter.  Trust me, once dad saw the article he quickly forgave me for the slight hoof mark I left on his ankle – only slight.

This monster of a burger is courtesy of a restaurant in Tampa, Florida called Datz and is called the Amazon Warrior Burger.  It was created for the new movie Wonder Woman that is now currently showing in theatres.   It was only available for one day – bummer.  It would have been an awesome trip.  So what makes this burger warrior material?  You tell me – here are the ingredients:

The bun is sourdough and decorated with white cheddar and American cheese starts.  The bun has also been dyed red, gold and blue.  There are two beef patties broked up – wait for it – by a slice of pineapple!

So, what do you think my friends.  Are you game for a warrior burger?  Licks my piggy lips now.

 
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Posted by on 06/03/2017 in Bacon

 

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