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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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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Bacon, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Shopping Around the World

Hello sweet friends.  Welcome to another edition of Shopping Around the World.  This month we are highlighting things that we cook in this hot weather outside.  So without further ado, here is mom – take it away mom!

What we have this month is a meal that keeps on giving – LOL.  Friday morning before work, I put a beef roast in the oven.  I got a nice beef roast (around 3 pounds) at the market for around $14.00.  That night when I got home, I cut all of the meat up and put it aside.  In the meantime, I took a head of lettuce ($0.98 head) and chopped it all up placing it in a huge bowl.  On this date, I didn’t add anything extra – just the salad mix so far.  I then poured in some 1000 Island salad dressing into the lettuce (probably 1/3 bottle for the entire salad $0.34).  I tossed and coated all of the salad with the dressing.  At this time, you can add a little more if you need it.  Just make sure your lettuce is coated.

I then used some big plates and put some salad into the plates.  Next up, the beef that I had previously sliced was put on top of the salad.  Just as a garnish, I took some barbeque sauce I had on hand and drizzled it over the beef.  There you go – dinner is served.  The entire meal cost $15.32 and we had salads for two all weekend in this heat.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shopping Around the World – Reminder

Hello sweet friends ❤  Did you miss Shopping Around the World in May?  I know we did – snorts.  I tell you things have been going on weird here at the Hotel Thompson for the past couple of months – but I digress.  That’s another posting for another day.

Shopping Around the World is back for June and with a new badge courtesy of Phenny’s dad. (Huge shout out and thanks to them ❤ )  Please feel free to share and use this badge on your blog postings for Shopping Around the World.

For June we are going to focus on something that you have cooked lately that you absolutely went bonkers for and everyone enjoyed.  This could be anything – even a cheese cracker.  Just make it the best cheese cracker you ever had and post prices… and pictures are awesome.  That gives us something to drool on while we read your recipe.

So my friends.  That’s your assignment for June.  We will all post Shopping Around the World on Friday, June 30th.  Remember to link back to my blog so everyone can check your postings out.   Can’t wait to read your recipe!

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Texts from Bacon

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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Travels in the South

Oh friends!  What a week it has been.  With mom recuperating from her car accident, we have all been trying to be nice to her.  After one doctors appointment last week, mom was craving some comfort food.  Nothing screams southern comfort more than this picture, right?  For those that don’t recognize that awesome glory, let me break it down for you.

Those two delightfully brown looking pieces on that plate, that would be boneless fried chicken.  You see chicken of any kind is like one of mom’s fall to foods when she is feeling really icky.  And personally I think these past couples of weeks qualified for just that.

Mom ordered the chicken with green beans, a side salad and white gravy on the side.  What was the gravy for?  Of course to dip that wonderful chicken into before eating it.  You’ve never done that before?  You are so hidden from southern comforts.  You must try it.

So you see mom didn’t do too bad but she sure felt better afterwards. ❤

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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It Wasn’t Me… This Time

  Every once in a while, I get a story that I just *have* to pass along.  This is one of those times.  It is way too funny for sure.  Many of you know that my cousin Sherlock Bones lives in Chicago, Illinois.  Sherlock Bones is 5 – like me – and he’s a Basset Hound.  Awesome cousin for sure!  

Mom is sitting on the couch last night watching television and she gets a text from her sister, my Aunt Tina.  Mom reads it and then starts laughing.  So of course you know all of us anipals have to go up to mom and ask her what’s so funny.

Aunt Tina bought a pizza for the family last night, put it way back on the kitchen counter and went for a quick run through the neighborhood.  My cousin Maverick had went to the bathroom to wash up and was going to eat when he was finished.  In the meantime, guess who smelled the pizza?  If you said Sherlock Bones, we have a winner!

Somehow Sherlock learned how to reach further back on the kitchen counter and helped himself to some dinner.

In just a short time span, Sherlock Bones ate 8 boneless wings and three slices of pizza.

He then proceeded to stash three more slices of pizza in the sofa.  You know so he could have a midnight snack.  The dog has skills.

I’m thinking that one day when I grow up I can try to be like him… looks down at my miniature pot-belly and short legs, okay maybe not.

After his dinner, he stretched out on the sofa belly up full from his adventure.

Texts went back/forth between mom and Aunt Tina – all full of sarcasm and fun.  Then Aunt Tina sent the final picture of Sherlock Holmes laying on the sofa all sad.  Why was he sad?  Because he spent a solid ten minutes looking for his ‘stashed’ pizza in the sofa and couldn’t find them.  He could smell them but they were gone.  Aunt Tina had found them and removed them from the sofa.

I guess Sherlock Bones was so heartbroken.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Shopping Around the World

This month we are highlighting items that you are known for.   Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.

Well, I have a great one to share today.  One of the things that mom is known for is something that is so easy, so delicious, so old school but done with a twist.  Hopefully, you will like it too and want to try it.  I know me and dad LOVE it.

What is it that you ask?  Meatloaf.  It sounds simple enough, right?  But mom she does meatloaf in the crock pot!  And it comes out juicy and delicious.  Do I have you intrigued now?

Now this is what you will need for your meatloaf – or use the recipe that you have.

1 – ◊ 2 large eggs ($0.20); ◊ 2/3 cup milk ($.40); ◊ 1 pound ground beef (5.29); ◊ 1 pound of ground pork ($3.49) ◊ 1.25 cups of breadcrumbs ($0.50)

2 – ◊ Your own seasonings – we use parsley, onions, garlic, a little Dijon mustard, ketchup and Worcestershire (all of this maybe a $1.50)

Now here is the key to the crock pot, line it with either aluminum foil or use a crock pot bag.  I use the aluminium foil  draped over the sides of the crock pot.  That way when it’s ready, I can lift it out of the crock pot.  Once your liner is in the crock pot, turn on low and start mixing all of your ingredients together from line 1 above.  Include your seasonings from line 2 except the ketchup.

Slowly make a ‘loaf’ out of your ingredients and place in the crock pot on your liner.  Once that is in, prepare your ketchup topping.  Now sometimes, we do this topping and sometimes we cook it without.  It depends on your liking.  And with the ketchup topping, mom adds in some garlic.  Then pour the ketchup over your meatloaf.

 

Mom cooks the meatloaf on low all day long while she goes to the worky place.  When you are ready to eat, just pick up the sides of the aluminum foil and gently pull your meatloaf out.  It should keep it’s ‘loaf’ look.

You can fix any type of sides along with it – dad’s favorite is mashed potatoes.  AND, don’t worry, you should have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches or repeats the next night.  This meal goes a long way.

In fact, mom was never a huge fan of meatloaf until she found this recipe.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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