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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 04/19/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

Hello friends – welcome to another week of Travels in the South.  Today I bring you one of my dad’s favorite sandwiches.  Doesn’t it look delicious?  This is called a Monte Cristo.  Whenever dad sees it on the menu at a restaurant, he has to try it. Are you asking yourself what exactly is a Monte Cristo?

Well, a Monte Cristo sandwich has smoked ham, smoked turkey and two cheeses in the sandwich.  The sandwich is then lightly battered and fried until golden brown.  See I told you about us before being in the south and frying anything and everything – snorts with piggy laughter.  After the Monte Cristo comes out of the fryer, it’s dusted with powdered sugar, cut into corners and served with an awesome raspberry preserve for dipping.

Be prepared to get messy when you eat this creation.  There will be powdered sugar everywhere.  There will also be groans of OMP this is so good!  So the next time you check out a menu at a restaurant, look for the Monte Cristo.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Travels in the South

 Welcome my friends to another week of Travels in the South. This past weekend, daddy was craving his favorite – pizza.  It doesn’t matter what kind or where, daddy loves all kinds and doesn’t discriminate – snorts.  Mom/dad went shopping this past weekend a couple of towns over from the Hotel Thompson.  After a long day of spending money and daddy lugging all the bags (like a perfect southern gentleman), both were ravished.

So mom saw this darling little pizza shop and thought she would bless daddy cause you know his hard work of (A) pulling out the credit card often this date and (B) lugging said packages everywhere.  Let me start by saying that this is *not* a meal that mom/dad would splurge in often because of their new way of eating; however, today was a special date night of sorts.

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Mom/dad started with buttered garlic knots.  Now there were more buttered garlic knots in the bowl but someone conveniently forgot to take a picture before diving head first into that wonderful dish.  Not that I’m pointing hooves mom but it’s so hard to train humans.  Those two humans of mine acted like they had never eaten before and the next thing you knew – the dish was empty except for buttery/garlic goodness on the bottom of the bowl.

And of course, mom wouldn’t give that bowl up for all of the money in the world.  She told dad they would keep it.  Why?  So they could swipe their pizza crust up all in that concoction.  Yep, it was that good.

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Now for the main star.  The pizza.  Not just any pizza.  Dad said it was probably the best pizza he has ever had – and that is saying a lot!  Look at all of that cheesy goodness.

This is called the white pizza (one of mom’s favorite pizzas to order anywhere).  It has a blend of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, parmesan cheese and minced garlic.  Then they sprinkle MORE fresh parmesan cheese on top before bringing it to the table.

Can you see the cheese dripping everywhere?  Okay, maybe this picture of dad eating slice shows you how cheesy and wonderful this pizza was.

 

 

 
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Posted by on 04/05/2017 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

 Welcome my friends to another edition of Travels in the South.  Being in the south, we do have some great barbecue restaurants that come up with some wonderful creations.  This is something that we have actually highlighted here before.  In fact, when our friends Bill and Jean (with Canadian Cats) came for a visit, we introduced them to these as well.  Every once in a while, we crave these… and it helps that mom had a coupon for a free appetizer. 🙂

Let me introduce you my friends.  These are called Redneck Egg Rolls.  The restaurant takes egg roll wrappers and adds slow smoked pulled pork, coleslaw and jack cheese.  They then deep fry the egg rolls until they are crispy.  They are served with a ranch dipping sauce but mom/dad like to eat them with a spicy barbecue sauce.  They are hot, delicious, gooey and you will crave more and more!  Just ask Bill and Jean.  They will tell you.

So when in the South, eat barbecue Redneck Egg Rolls.  ❤

 
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Posted by on 11/09/2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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National Sandwich Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Friends – this is an awesome day – National Sandwich Day!  Sandwiches are so varied in how you can make them – what bread, what meats, hot or cold, grilled, pressed, open or closed, condiments, toppings – sigh – let me slow down.  The options are out there my friends.  Do you know how the day got started?

English history says that John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich.  He was a heavy gambler and would spend hours at the tables in London’s gambling halls.  In 1762, he created the sandwich by putting meat between two pieces of bread.  This allowed him to stay at the tables longer to gamble.  Thus, the sandwich was made.

And do you know what Elvis Presley liked on his sandwiches?  Peanut butter, banana and bacon (sorry Bacon) and then it was grilled.  It does sound interesting in a round about way.

 
 

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Please Keep Our Friends in Your Thoughts

Our friends from All Fur One and One Fur All really need our prayers.  Forrest and his humans are having a tough time.  Please visit him here and leave him a message ❤

Dear Forrest – we’ve never met in person but it seems like I’ve known you all my life.  You are a brave dog – very loved with so much to give.  I didn’t know what to say in your situation.  I searched the internet and came across a poem that really touched my heart.  I read it and cried through it with mom.  We love you dude!

 
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Posted by on 04/25/2016 in Uncategorized

 

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National Sandwich Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Friends – this is an awesome day – National Sandwich Day!  Sandwiches are so varied in how you can make them – what bread, what meats, hot or cold, grilled, pressed, open or closed, condiments, toppings – sigh – let me slow down.  The options are out there my friends.  Do you know how the day got started?

English history says that John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich.  He was a heavy gambler and would spend hours at the tables in London’s gambling halls.  In 1762, he created the sandwich by putting meat between two pieces of bread.  This allowed him to stay at the tables longer to gamble.  Thus, the sandwich was made.

And do you know what Elvis Presley liked on his sandwiches?  Peanut butter, banana and bacon (sorry Bacon) and then it was grilled.  It does sound interesting in a round about way.

And do you have a Subway restaurant in your area?  Today if you buy a sub and a 30 ounce drink, you get a free sub to share.  Now that sounds like an awesome way to spend today.

 
 

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Craig’s List

 I don’t go on Craig’s List very often.  In fact, I tend to steer clear of it and the entire mess it can be.  But this ad  I couldn’t pass up.  I thought it was hilarious and had to share.  It sounds like something my daddy would do – snorts.

 
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Posted by on 09/18/2015 in Bacon

 

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Food Porn – Part 2

   So mom/dad’s first destination was for dinner at a place called Pappasito’s Cantina located in Marietta, Georgia.  They had been here once before a very long time ago and absolutely loved it.  They talk about it all of the time so I thought it would bring back some wonderful memories for them to reminisce over.

This is a picture of mom/dad once they got sat at one of the tables.  The wait staff is wonderful and so very friendly.  They offered to take this picture for mom/dad for their anniversary album.  It looks like they are happy with my dining decision, you think?

One of mom’s favorite drinks at the moment is anything with mango.  She told the waiter that she wanted something mango, frozen and delicious.  He brought back this delightfully frozen concoction.  Mommy said it was one of the bestest drinks that she has *ever* had.  It had an ultimate mango taste to it – which is something you usually don’t find flavor wise when you order a mango drink.  Sometimes you just can’t taste what you order, you know?  But this was a Mango Margarita and was right up mom’s alley saying it was awesome.  And it was garnished with chunks of strawberries and mango.  How lovely huh?  Even daddy drunk some and he even loved it too.

During this time while they were enjoying the drinks, they also enjoyed this appetizer with nacho chips.  Score one for the piggy because I had a coupon for mom/dad for this free appetizer – a $11.00 value – snorts.  They choose a is yellow cheese dip garnished with jalapeno’s, tomatoes, onions and ground beef.

Now both mom/dad totally flipped over these cheese dip.  It was spicy but yet not so much that you couldn’t enjoy it.  It did have heat though and both mom/dad said that it opened up their sinuses – snorts.

And daddy totally LOVED the nacho chips.  They were thin with just enough salt with the heat of the cheese dip and delicious!  He couldn’t stay out of the bag and from what mom said, I don’t blame him.  I love a crispy hot chip myself!

Then angels started to sing and mom/dad knew their main course have floated to their table from the kitchen.  Oh my piggy heaven above!  Talk about hog heaven indeed.  Let me break it down for you because my mouth was so watering when mommy showed me the pictures.  I just wanted to lick the screen so bad!

They ordered filet mignon and Jumbo Shrimp fajitas.  It came with rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo and guacamole.  Just look at all of that food!  Now the shrimp that you see to the left, that is Pappasitos famous shrimp brochette.  The shrimp it mesquite-grilled and then stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapenos and if that wasn’t enough – they wrap it with bacon.  What bacon?!  I can give mom/dad a bone on this one since it was a special occasion.   The sauce is a avocado lime butter.  Mom said it was heavenly!  The dinner also came with fresh flour tortillas.  Mom and dad ate to their delight.  Daddy told me that there was more groaning going on at the table than what he has heard in such a long time… I’m not sure what that meant.

   Can you believe that there was room for an anniversary dessert?  There was.  And I admit it that I was shocked because mom/dad said they couldn’t finish it all.  Amateurs!

They order Cajetas which is coconut pecan crusted vanilla ice cream that was drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with sopapillas – those big puffy things.  And do you see the Honey Bear in the picture to the right.  He also came served with the dessert so they could pour honey over whatever they wanted to.  I asked daddy if Mr. Honey Bear traveled with them to the second destination but he refrained from answering me saying something about me being to young to ask that kind of question.  This dessert was as wonderful as the appetizer and meal.  Mom said she hasn’t eaten this well in some time and whatever weight she has lost lately probably found it’s way back to her butt and hips – snorts.

So now I leave you with video 2 – enjoy my friends.  P.S.  Come back Wednesday for more information on the anniversary kidnapping – there is more that you don’t want to miss!

 
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Posted by on 09/14/2015 in Bacon

 

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Dog For Sale – Any Takers?

 
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Posted by on 08/07/2015 in Bacon

 

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