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Shopping Around the World

This month for Shopping Around the World, we are going to focus on go to desserts/treats.

You know for those days when you need a pick me up or you are feeling down, what is the one thing you go to for comfort?

I know we shouldn’t but we do.  We can all admit that from time to time, right?

Well this month is an easy one for mom.  Wait until you see!  Take it away mom –


When I think of go to comfort food as in dessert, I think of one thing.  Pepperidge Farm cakes.  I was introduced to Pepperidge Farm cakes when I was a young child.  It was something that we always kept in the freezer.  You know back in the day when you wanted people to drop in for visits  and they did unexpectedly – LOL.  These days, we don’t want anyone coming by unless you call weeks in advance and make an appointment.  Times have changed, right?  Well in the day, when unexpected friends dropped by my mom would get out the Pepperidge Farm cake, make a pot of coffee and visit.

These days, I still try to keep these in the freezer if not for just the memories they once brought to me.  Anytime you need some sugar comfort, cut you a slice off of the cake and enjoy a little time just being.  These Pepperidge Farm cakes come in a different variety – vanilla layer cake, red velvet cake, lemon layer cake, key lime cake, coconut layer cake, chocolate fudge layer cake and this one – rich golden layer cake.  And personally, the golden layer and key lime cakes are my all time favorites – LOL.

And the best thing about these cakes – they are cheap.  Really on average they are about $4.00 a cake.  BUT you can find them on sale two for $5.00!  Now can you make two cakes that cheap?  So pardon me my friends, this cake in the picture was opened last weekend.  It’s calling my name to be finished.  The next time you are in your local market, see if you can find one of these and try them.  You won’t regret it.

 

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Posted by on 04/27/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Unanswered Questions

Oh snorts!  I recently saw this on mom’s Facebook account and I just had to share my friends.  How many of you can relate to this too?

 

I am 40 and I just realized I still have so many unanswered questions!?!?!

I never found out who let the dogs out… the way to get to Sesame Street… why Dora doesn’t just use Google Maps… why we don’t ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”… why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed… why “abbreviated” is such a long word… why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons… why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections… and, why do you have to “put your two cents in” but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts” where’s that extra penny going to… why do The Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune… why did you just try to sing those two previous songs… and just what is Victoria’s secret? …and do you really think I am this witty ?? … I actually stole this from a friend, who stole it from his brother’s girlfriend’s, Uncle’s cousin’s, baby momma’s Doctor.

 
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Posted by on 02/08/2015 in Bacon

 

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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:

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Items to price this month:

  • Soup – Yummy!  Soup is fantastic in the winter and for colder days.  Dad’s favorite ‘can’ soup is Chunky’s Beef Barley.  He LOVES that stuff!  When mom can find is for a $1.00 a can – she stocks up the cabinets.  It’s great, convenient for daddy to prepare and tastes awesome.  Yep, I know it does.  I’ve licked the bowl a couple of times – snorts!
  • Christmas Trees –  Why are trees so expensive?  Of course, the longer you wait until Christmas, the cheaper they are.  That makes sense, right?  We don’t have a tree here at the Hotel Thompson so I had to check with a friend on this one.  Our friends have a five foot fir.  It cost them – right after Thanksgiving – nearly $80!  Of course, if you wait until the day before Christmas – the price will be so much lower… as well the branches.  So it might look like a Charlie Brown tree then.  Snorts.
  • Cold Medicine –  Mom couldn’t believe the prices on this!  Her and daddy will sometimes take DayQuil or Nyquil.  As an alternative, they will buy the store brand of these items.  Sometimes if mom is lucky, she can get a combo pack with one of each for around $8.00 – can you believe that?  And mom says what is up with Mucinex?  Have you seen the prices for that stuff?  It’s between $20-25.00 a box.  Mom has recently found a generic brand for this at Kroger for $4.00 a bottle!  What a mark up for brand name huh?
  • Hot Drink –  This time of the year, there is nothing like something hot and satisfying on your tummy for warmth and to head off a bad cold.  Mom LOVES a hot toddy.  This is a rather cheap drink because you have most of the items on hand – perhaps less than $2.00 when you calculate.  Mommy said I could share her hot toddy recipe below – enjoy and let us know what you think 🙂  It *always* puts mommy in a good mood.
  • Random Item of your choice.  Whiskey – Mommy tries to always keep some Jack Daniels on hand.  Her and dad are NOT big drinkers here but there is an occasion when you need this stuff. Her random item will be Jack Daniels Tennessee honey, 750 ml.  It costs around $30.00 but lasts for a while and goes GREAT with mom’s hot toddy recipe.

Mom’s Hot Toddy Recipe:

1 teaspoon of honey; 2 ounces of boiling water; 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey (your choice but JD Honey goes great with this recipe); 3 cloves; 1 cinnamon stick; 1 slice of lemon and 1 pinch of nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients above except for the nutmeg.  Let stand for at least five minutes to combine the flavors.  Add the sprinkle of nutmeg and then let your worries go away!

Thank you my friends for Shopping Around the World – hope you had a lot of fun!

 
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Posted by on 12/31/2014 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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7 Weeks of Weird

Today my new friend here is highlighting 7 weeks of weird in “Weirdest random fact about yourself”.  This can be something I’ve done, something I would like to do or somewhere I’ve been.

Goodness, this another hard week that required lots of thinking.  Personally there is only one weird fact that I can come up with but it’s about mom.  Mommy has a really weird fact.  Mommy doesn’t do seeds very well.  In fact, she doesn’t do them at all.  IF she goes to a restaurant and the waitress/waiter happens to put a lemon in her water, dad will have to (1) remove said lemon and all seeds that floated away in the water or (2) if there are too many seeds, request another water.  That’s how bad mommy is with seeds.  And don’t get me started about seeds in watermelons.  Mom has pictures of her dad taking the seeds out of watermelon and feeding it to her when she was a baby (see it goes way back).  Daddy does this now for mommy.  Weird huh?

 
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Posted by on 08/13/2014 in Bacon

 

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