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Shopping Around the World

Welcome my friends to another edition of Shopping Around the World!

This month my brother Phenny is hosting SATW – thanks bro!  This month we are highlighting pumpkin recipes.  This should be fun because my mom loves anything and everything pumpkin.  Doesn’t pumpkin just scream fall?  In fact, mom just posted a funny on her Facebook about pumpkin spice.  I thought I would share with you and let mom take it away  with our recipe.  Again thanks brother Phenny for helping us out here at the Hotel Thompson ❤

 

 


mmm – pumpkin – one of my favorites this time of year.  Put spice behind it and I’m in hog heaven – sorry Bacon.  My favorite recipe is Pumpkin Spice coffee.  I love it so much throughout the year – not just at Halloween.  And yes, you can ‘buy’ it in those fancy coffee shops and even McDonald’s has a great one; but, why not make it at home yourself.  I mean think about, coffee shops will range from $3.50 to $5.50 a cup.  And that’s just enough pumpkin spice coffee to make you want more.  A second cup at a coffee shop and you will be getting out a loan – LOL.  So what do you need?

Now I’m a sugar free girl.  Of course fully leaded you get more of a pumpkin spice taste but sugar free gets me there.  I use the following:

⇒ Skinny Syrup Pumpkin Spice (costs $9.00 a bottle.  A full bottle can last about 30-35 cups = that’s only $0.26 a cup!)

⇒ International Delight Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Spice (costs $2.50 a bottle.  A full bottle can last about 20 cups = that’s only $0.13 a cup!)

⇒ Your choice of coffee.  We use Maxwell House here.  We buy a medium can for about $5.50 on sale.  That has enough to last 52 pots!  So basically how do  you price that, right?  LOL

⇒ Two packs of Splenda (a box costs $4.00 for 200 packets = $0.04!)

So let’s talk price first.  For somewhere around $0.50 a CUP at home vs coffee shop prices.  Doh!  It’s a no brainer for sure.

Prepare your coffee as you normally do in your coffee pot.  On our coffee pot, we have the option of making one cup or an entire pot.  When I want one cup, I put my Splenda in my cup along with a shot of my Skinny Syrup Pumpkin Spice.  I then place my cup on the coffee maker and hit Latte (I know I’m blessed).  While that is percolating and the aroma is driving you crazy, pour some creamer into a glass container.  Then froth that cream… again my coffee maker has a frother – don’t hate.  Froth that cream as much as you want.  I find the glass container keeps it cold. 

Once your coffee is done, pour the froth into your cup.  Then sit on the couch, prop your feet up and enjoy that pure delight.  And then go back for another cup… .you’re welcome ❤

 

 

 

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

 

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Shopping Around the World

Oinks and snorts sweet friends.

This month my cousin Teddy is hosting Shopping Around the World for me.  (You might want to make a note now that cousin Teddy will also be hosting for me next month as well.)   Thank you so much cousin Teddy – we really appreciate the help here during these hectic times at the Hotel Thompson.

This month the assignment was favorite snacks.  Now mom has been enjoying a favorite snack that she kind of whipped up (literally) that she can’t get enough of at work.  She says that sometimes she needs the extra caffeine.  Rolls my piggy eyes.  I guess since she has given up sodas she has to make it up somehow huh?  I hope you enjoy her snack my friends.  It seems mom proof which means it might be a little easy – I hope.

First you need some ingredients:  Creamer.  Mom loves the Almond Joy creamer – but any kind will do.  This entire bottle was $2.50 and it lasts mom for almost three weeks.  That averages to about $0.12 a cup for creamer.  Two packs of Splenda.  A box of 100 cost $3.00 therefore that is $0.03 per packet.  12 ice cubes – free YAY.  1 cup of cold coffee.  Mom paid $6.00 for a container of coffee that makes something like 32 pots of coffee which calculates to $0.19 a pot.

Total cost for mom’s treat is less than $0.50 – what a steal for a cup of instant energy.

Now how does she make this wonder?  Put all ingredients into a blender.  Make sure blender is plugged in (mom has forgotten that important step in the past – snorts) and push blend button for smoothie.  There you go bend and then pour into a cup.  Add straw and enjoy your moment in the afternoon… or morning… or evening… or in the middle of the night.  Mom makes this snack all of the time now.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2017 in Shopping Around the World

 

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So That’s Where Bashful Rolled To…

Did ya’ll think that Bashful would never get to his new destination?  Well, you would be wrong.  He is well and rolling around.  Where do you ask.  Get this – Bashful is going wild!  Wild, wild west that is.  He is currently staying with his host family in Northeast Wyoming!  Be sure to go check it out here.  Thanks friends! ❤

 

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Bashful Badge

Friends – if you have hosted my sweet little innocent Bashful (I know – that’s definitely a stretch – snorts with piggy laughter), you know have a badge that you can proudly display on your blog.  My brother Phenny across the pond had his dad make this awesome badge.  Isn’t it great?!  So please, proudly display this badge if you have hosted my little tyke ❤

 

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And He’s Off Again

Guess what friends?  Bashful is off on another journey.  We heard this weekend that he has arrived at his host family’s home.

Where could it be in the world?  Who has him now?  Stay tuned to find out more.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Pet Rocks

 

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And He’s Off Again

He’s off again my friends!

Mom took Bashful to his fight earlier this week for his next host family.  Where in the world will Bashful end up at?  Any guesses?

UPDATE:  Mom just received a phone call that Bashful has landed and is at his host family.  Stay tuned ❤

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Pet Rocks

 

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Bashful is HOME!

Squeals with piggy excitement.  My son Bashful made it home last night from his latest field trip adventure.  We were so excited that we celebrated to the wee hours talking about his adventures at the nest with Evil Squirrel.  Lord help us,

I think he got an education in his travels this time.  His cute little smile doesn’t always get him out of his troubles.  And yes… he still slightly smelled of skunk gas.

He rambled on about his adventures and said that he was hungry.  So mom/dad took him out for pizza to get the 411 on some of the behind the scenes happenings that took place.  O.M.P.  Shaking my piggy head.  Sometimes what happens at the evil squirrel’s nest, stays at the evil squirrel’s nest.  That’s all I can say my friends.

BUT on the other hoof, I need to introduce you to the latest member of the Rock Clan here at the Hotel Thompson.  May I so introduce you to Sparkles.  Isn’t she pretty?  She has now taken residency on our fine rock couch in our living room.  It must have been a rough plane ride home because she left a pile of sparkles in the box.  But all is well now and she is fitting right in.

So my friends, please join us in saying hello to Sparkles.

And the Hotel Thompson wants to say thank you so much to  Evil Squirrel. for hosting our little guy in his latest adventure.  He had such a blast – and you were worried!  Snorts with piggy laughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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