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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.

 Items to price this month:

  • Milk.  Mom usually buys 1/2 gallon store brand which lately has been on sale for $1.00
  • Tomatoes.  Mom loves Roma tomatoes.  They are small but meaty.  She bought some for the dinner at $1.29 a pound – that was about 4 tomatoes.
  • Canned Product.  Black beans.  How could you possibly go wrong with black beans – especially when you can buy store brand for a $1.00 a can.  Mom bought two cans for the meal.
  • Homemade Dish.  Jalapeno Cornbread with Black Beans 🙂 yum – see below
  • Random Item of your choice.  Jalapeno.  Mom bought one very large one and it only cost $0.69 the day she was at the market.

 Okay my friends.  Mommy went easy – really easy on this month’s Shopping Around the World – go mom!  She was able to combine all of her prices and items into the Homemade Dish – which is one of our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson.

Jalapeno Cornbread made with with a diced up Jalapeno (according to taste how much you throw in), cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of cornmeal and shredded cheddar cheese.  We have a small iron skillet that will serve four slices of cornbread.  Mix ingredients, except for shredded cheddar cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  When done turn over skillet onto a plate and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Black Beans with tomatoes, diced Jalapeno’s and diced red onions. So easy here – snorts.  Open store bought black beans and heat over the stove on medium heat.  Add a little chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand), diced Jalapenos (to taste for heat) and diced tomatoes.  When bubbles, turn down to low and stir.

When bread is ready, spoon black beans into bowl and top with more diced tomatoes.  Mom even added some cilantro into the mix this date.  A meal made for a king and queen.  Filling and hot for a cold rainy night that we seem to be having a LOT of lately.  Happy eats my friends.

Oh… and this entire meal when you break it down ends up to be around less than $6.00 for two people.

I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!

 
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Posted by on 03/27/2015 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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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.

This month we are working RANDOM CHOICES of the items mentioned.  List what is your favorite of the random item and price.  Let’s see how many things we can recognize in *your* area.

 Items to price this month:

  • Random condiment of your choice.  Friends – I’m shaking my little piggy head here on this one.  Why do you ask?  Well, I stumbled into the kitchen – the land of the unknown to this oinker – and looked in the cabinet.  What I found was shocking and took me back a bit.  You see one of dad’s favorite condiments is… well… perhaps I should show you. See, this brings many questions to this pork butt’s mind.  Exactly where and what does he season with this item I’m not sure.  But it’s one of his favorites and he says it costs around $3.49 a bottle.  I think that’s kind of cheap for butt kickin’ – just saying.

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  • Random frozen meal of your choice.  This one is SO easy.  In our freezer here at the Hotel Thompson, you will *always* find a Hungry Man television dinner.  Chicken is mom’s favorite and turkey is dad’s.  Do you remember these dinners?  Mom can usually find them on sale at our local Kroger for $2.00 each.  Not bad for a complete dinner with dessert, huh?  Yeah, mom knows they are full of bad stuff and carbs but every once in a while, it takes her back to her childhood and fond memories.  And I’ve heard the brownie desserts in the chicken ones are delicious.  Not that mom has shared with me but I hear her squeals of delight when she eats them.

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  • Random dessert/something sweet of your choice.  Four words for you.  Edwards Peanut Butter Pie.  They cost $6.99 in the store and are worth every.single.bite.  So says mom and dad.  Again, I haven’t had a taste.  A single morsel.  Nothing.  Not even a crumb.  Do you see a pattern of abuse here at the Hotel Thompson?  Snorts and oinks.

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  • Random Fruit of your choice.  Okay I got this one mom.  Our random fruit choice *has* to be apples.  I don’t care what kind, what size, what color.  I’m not discriminating.  I LOVE them all.  On a good day at the market, mom pays about $1.29 pound.  Sometimes in the summer/fall, she can get them a lot cheaper.  Which is good because I can put the apples away.

 

  • .Random Item of your choice.  One of the things that mom likes to put in her salads and on her sandwiches is avocados.  Neat huh?  This week they are on special at the market for only 99 cents each.  This is great – have you ever had slices of avocados in your salad and on your sammies?  Awesome nice touch.  Snorts – I have had these lovely things – licks piggy lips.

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I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2015 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,
You think you have it bad at your house with time out.  HA – you have nothing on our mom.  When we are bad and not getting along, instead of standing in a corner she makes us stand nose to nose until we can get along.  It’s the pits little dude.  Signed Trouble Times Two

Dear Trouble Times Two,
You won’t be upset if I don’t show mommy this letter.  There’s no way I’m standing nose to nose with Mouse Girl the purr thing here.  Eeww – she’s a girl!

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Dear Bacon,
I read about your ancestry with football.  Just be thankful that your dad just tells you stories.  My human loves that football team called Alabama.  And their mascot just happens to be an elephant.  So on game day, guess what my human does to me?  You guessed it.  It’s so humiliating. Signed Little Al

Dear Little Al,
I am so sorry my friend.  You’re dad likes Alabama?  There are just no words that I can express for that. I guess someone has to like that team. Bless his little ole heart.

P.S. Cute costume.

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Dear Bacon,
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?  I’ve been trying for weeks and I just can’t reach it but I’m determined. Signed Stretch

Dear Stretch,
Oh thank goodness.  For a minute there, I thought you were sticking your tongue out at me.  I have a little bit longer tongue and it is close to my snout.  I’m going to have to practice this tonight in the mirror.  I’ll keep you posted my friend!

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Dear Bacon,
I had to get new glasses.  My vision is just not what it used to be.  Do you think these glasses make my head look big?  Signed Who Four Eyes

Dear Who Four Eyes,
No my friend.  Shaking piggy head.  They do not make your head look big at all.  Your head looks just fine.  Don’t give a hoot on what other people think.  Your vision comes first, yes indeedy.  If anything, I think those glasses bring your eyes out more.  They’re hootiful!

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20130724-231855.jpgDear Bacon,
I’m thinking about going on Maury Povich and having my so called son’s DNA checked out.  My wife well I just don’t think she’s been faithful.  What do you think my friend?  Signed Cloned

Dear Cloned,
Listen, I can save you a lot of time, money and energy.  The DNA test results are in and they are saying that you are 99.9% that babies daddy.  Just look in a mirror my friend.  There’s really no way it can lie.  Embrace your parent hood.

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Remember friends – keep your pictures and questions coming to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com

Thanks for another great week!

 
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Posted by on 10/01/2013 in Dear Bacon

 

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